Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Elected Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement after being elected, by unanimous consent, chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, becoming the committee’s first African-American and female chair:
“It is a great honor to be selected by my Democratic colleagues to serve as the Chairwoman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
“I look forward to leading the Committee as we pursue a constructive legislative agenda that advances our nation’s research, development, and innovation enterprise and conducting oversight that will explore emerging science and technology issues and the impacts of the Administration’s science policies on the public and the nation as a whole. We must ensure that our tax dollars are being used effectively, the use of science by our agencies is being protected, and our public health and the environment are not being endangered.
“In my 26 years on this Committee, I have seen some of the best examples of what happens when we come together as lawmakers to work towards solutions. There is much work to be done. I hope that every Member appointed to this Committee will join with me to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
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