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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. It was created in 1958 as the Science and Astronautics Committee, but has since changed names.[1]


113th congress

Lamar Smith (R) was appointed as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Ralph M. Hall (R).


2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Democratic Party Democrats (17)

Republican Party Republicans (23)


Space and Aeronautics

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to astronautical and aeronautical research and development including: national space policy, including access to space; sub-orbital access and applications; National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its contractor and government-operated labs; space commercialization, including the commercial space activities relating to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce; exploration and use of outer space; international space cooperation; the National Space Council; space applications, space communications and related matters; earth remote sensing policy; civil aviation research, development, and demonstration; research, development, and demonstration programs of the Federal Aviation Administration; and space law.[3]

Energy and Environment

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to energy research, development, and demonstration and projects therefore, commercial application of energy technology, and environmental research, including: Department of Energy research, development, and demonstration programs; Department of Energy laboratories; Department of Energy science activities; energy supply activities; nuclear, solar and renewable energy, and other advanced energy technologies; uranium supply and enrichment, and Department of Energy waste management and environment, safety, and health activities as appropriate; fossil energy research and development; clean coal technology; energy conservation research and development; energy aspects of climate change; pipeline research, development, and demonstration projects; energy and environmental standards; energy conservation, including building performance, alternate fuels for and improved efficiency of vehicles, distributed power systems, and industrial process improvements; Environmental Protection Agency research and development programs; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including all activities related to weather, weather services, climate, the atmosphere, marine fisheries, and oceanic research; risk assessment activities; and scientific issues related to environmental policy, including climate change.[3]

Research and Science Education

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to science policy and science education including: the Office of Science and Technology Policy; all scientific research, and scientific and engineering resources (including human resources), science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; intergovernmental mechanisms for research, development, and demonstration and cross-cutting programs; international scientific cooperation; National Science Foundation, including earthquake programs; university research policy, including infrastructure and overhead; university research partnerships, including those with industry; science scholarships; computing, communications, networking, and information technology; research and development relating to health, biomedical, and nutritional programs; research, development, and demonstration relating to nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology; to the extent appropriate, agricultural, geological, biological and life sciences research; and materials research, development, and demonstration and policy.[3]

Technology and Innovation

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation, including: standardization of weights and measures including technical standards, standardization, and conformity assessment; measurement, including the metric system of measurement; the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the National Technical Information Service; competitiveness, including small business competitiveness; tax, antitrust, regulatory and other legal and governmental policies as they relate to technological development and commercialization; technology transfer including civilian use of defense technologies; patent and intellectual property policy; international technology trade; research, development, and demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation; surface and water transportation research, development, and demonstration programs; earthquake programs (except for NSF) and fire research programs including those related to wildfire proliferation research and prevention; biotechnology policy; research, development, demonstration, and standards related activities of the Department of Homeland Security; Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer; and voting technologies and standards.[3]

Investigations and Oversight

Jurisdiction: all matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.[3]


According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee includes the following:

  1. all energy research, development, and demonstration, and projects therefore
  2. all federally owned or operated non-military energy laboratories
  3. astronautical research and development, including resources, personnel, equipment, and facilities
  4. civil aviation research and development
  5. environmental research and development
  6. marine research
  7. commercial application of energy technology
  8. National Institute of Standards and Technology, standardization of weights and measures and the metric system
  9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. National Science Foundation
  11. National Weather Service
  12. outer space, including exploration and control thereof
  13. science scholarships
  14. scientific research, development, and demonstration, and projects therefore
  15. shall review and study on a continuing basis laws, programs, and Government activities relating to non-military research and development.


House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-6371
Fax: 202-226-0113

See also

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