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{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]].  
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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}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.<ref>[http://science.house.gov/history ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Ralph M. Hall, Chairman'' "A Brief History of the Committee"]</ref>
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==Leadership==
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===113th congress===
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[[Lamar Smith]] (R) was appointed committee chair in the [[113th Congress]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84293.html ''Politico,'' "House committee chairs all men," November 28, 2012]</ref>
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===112th congress===
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The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Ralph M. Hall]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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==Membership==
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===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Collapse=No
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|Committee1=Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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|year=2013-2014
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|Chamber=US Chamber
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|Rep1=Lamar Smith
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|gopstate1=Texas
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|gopleader1=Chair
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|Rep2=James Sensenbrenner
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|gopstate2=Wisconsin
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|Rep3=Ralph M. Hall
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|gopstate3=Texas
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|Rep4=Dana Rohrabacher
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|gopstate4=California
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|Rep5=Frank D. Lucas
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|gopstate5=Oklahoma
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|Rep6=Randy Neugebauer
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|gopstate6=Texas
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|Rep7=Michael T. McCaul
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|gopstate7=Texas
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|Rep8=Paul Broun
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|gopstate8=Georgia
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|Rep9=Steven Palazzo
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|gopstate9=Mississippi
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|Rep10= Mo Brooks
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|gopstate10=Alabama
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|Rep11=Andy Harris
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|gopstate11=Maryland
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|Rep12=Randy Hultgren
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|gopstate12=Illinois
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|Rep13=Larry Bucshon
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|gopstate13=Indiana
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|Rep14=Steve Stockman
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|gopstate14=Texas
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|Rep15=Bill Posey
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|gopstate15=Florida
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|Rep16=Cynthia Lummis
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|gopstate16=Wyoming
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|Rep17=David Schweikert
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|gopstate17=Arizona
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|Rep18=Thomas Massie
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|gopstate18=Kentucky
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|Rep19=Kevin Cramer
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|gopstate19=North Dakota
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|Rep20=Jim Bridenstine
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|gopstate20=Oklahoma
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|Rep21=Randy Weber
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|gopstate21=Texas
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|Rep22=Chris Stewart
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|gopstate22=Utah
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|Dem1=Eddie Bernice Johnson
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|demstate1=Texas
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|demleader1=Ranking member
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|Dem2=Zoe Lofgren
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|demstate2=California
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|Dem3=Daniel Lipinski
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|demstate3=Illinois
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|Dem4=Donna Edwards
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|demstate4=Maryland
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|Dem5=Frederica Wilson
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|demstate5=Florida
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|Dem6=Suzanne Bonamici
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|demstate6=Oregon
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|Dem7=Eric Swalwell
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|demstate7=California
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|Dem8=Dan Maffei
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|demstate8=New York
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|Dem9=Alan Grayson
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|demstate9=Florida
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|Dem10=Joseph Kennedy III
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|demstate10=Massachusetts
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|Dem11=Scott Peters
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|demstate11=California
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|Dem12=Derek Kilmer
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|demstate12=Washington
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|Dem13=Ami Bera
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|demstate13=California
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|Dem14=Elizabeth Esty
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|demstate14=Connecticut
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|Dem15=Marc Veasey
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|demstate15=Texas
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|Dem16=Julia Brownley
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|demstate16=California
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|Dem17=Mark Takano
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|demstate17=California
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}}
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===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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|year=2011-2012
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|Chamber=US House
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|D count=16
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|R count=22
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|Rep1=Ralph M. Hall
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|gopstate1=Texas
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|gopleader1=Chair
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|Rep2=F. James Sensenbrenner
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|gopstate2=Wisconsin
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|Rep3=Lamar S. Smith
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|gopstate3=Texas
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|Rep4=Dana Rohrabacher
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|gopstate4=California
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|Rep5=Roscoe G. Bartlett
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|gopstate5=Maryland
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|Rep6=Frank D. Lucas
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|gopstate6=Oklahoma
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|Rep7=Judy Biggert
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|gopstate7=Illinois
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|Rep8=Todd Akin
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|gopstate8=Missouri
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|Rep9=Randy Neugebauer
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|gopstate9=Texas
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|Rep10=Michael T. McCaul
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|gopstate10=Texas
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|Rep11=Paul Broun
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|gopstate11=Georgia
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|Rep12=Sandy Adams
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|gopstate12=Florida
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|Rep13=Benjamin Quayle
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|gopstate13=Arizona
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|Rep14=Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
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|gopstate14=Tennessee
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|Rep15=Scott Rigell
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|gopstate15=Virginia
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|Rep16=Steven Palazzo
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|gopstate16=Mississippi
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|Rep17=Mo Brooks
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|gopstate17=Alabama
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|Rep18=Andy Harris
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|gopstate18=Maryland
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|Rep19=Randy Hultgren
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|gopstate19=Illinois
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|Rep20=Chip Cravaack
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|gopstate20=Minnesota
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|Rep21=Larry Bucshon
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|gopstate21=Indiana
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|Rep22=Dan Benishek
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|gopstate22=Michigan
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|Dem1=Eddie Bernice Johnson
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|demstate1=Texas
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|demleader1=Ranking member
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|Dem2=Jerry F. Costello
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|demstate2=Illinois
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|Dem3=Lynn Woolsey
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|demstate3=California
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|Dem4=Zoe Lofgren
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|demstate4=California
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|Dem5=Brad Miller
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|demstate5=North Carolina
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|Dem6=Daniel Lipinski
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|demstate6=Illinois
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|Dem7=Gabrielle Giffords
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|demstate7=Arizona
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|Dem8=Donna Edwards
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|demstate8=Maryland
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|Dem9=Marcia L. Fudge
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|demstate9=Ohio
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|Dem10=Ben Ray Lujan
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|demstate10=New Mexico
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|Dem11=Paul Tonko
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|demstate11=New York
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|Dem12=Jerry McNerney
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|demstate12=California
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|Dem13=John Sarbanes
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|demstate13=Maryland
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|Dem14= Terri Sewell
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|demstate14=Alabama
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|Dem15=Frederica Wilson
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|demstate15=Florida
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|Dem16=Hansen Clarke
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|demstate16=Michigan
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}}
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Note: [[Gabrielle Giffords]] (D) served on this committee, prior to her retirement. Her replacement, [[Ron Barber]] (D), did not replace her on the committee.
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==Subcommittees==
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===Space and Aeronautics===
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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.<ref name="subs">[http://science.house.gov/subcommittee-space-and-aeronautics ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Ralph M. Hall, Chairman'' "Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics"]</ref>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Steven Palazzo]] (MS-4)
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*112th Congress Chair: [[Steven Palazzo]] (MS-4)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
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|Rep1=Steven Palazzo
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Ralph Hall
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|Rep3=Dana Rohrabacher
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|Rep4=Frank Lucas
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|Rep5=Michael McCaul
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|Rep6=Mo Brooks
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|Rep7=Larry Bucshon
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|Rep8=Steve Stockman
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|Rep9=Bill Posey
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|Rep10=David Schweikert
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|Rep11=Jim Bridenstine
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|Rep12=Chris Stewart
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|Rep13=
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|Rep14=
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|Rep15=
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|Rep16=
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|Rep17=
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|Rep18=
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|Rep19=
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Donna Edwards
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|demleader1=Ranking Members
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|Dem2=Suzanne Bonamici
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|Dem3=Dan Maffei
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|Dem4=Joseph Kennedy
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|Dem5=Derek Kilmer
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|Dem6=Ami Bera
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|Dem7=Marc Veasey
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|Dem8=Julia Brownley
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|Dem9=Frederica Wilson
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|Dem10=
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===Environment===
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Jurisdiction: all matters relating to environmental research; Environmental Protection Agency research and development; environmental standards; climate change research and development; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including all activities related to weather, weather services, climate, the atmosphere, marine fisheries, and oceanic research; risk assessment activities; scientific issues related to environmental policy, including climate change; remote sensing data related to climate change at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); earth science activities conducted by the NASA; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight.  <ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Chris Stewart]] (UT)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Environment
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|Rep1=Chris Stewart
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=James Sensenbrenner
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|Rep3=Dana Rohrabacher
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|Rep4=Randy Neugebauer
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|Rep5=Paul Broun
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|Rep6=Randy Weber
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|Rep7=
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|Rep8=
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|Rep11=
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|Rep15=
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|Rep16=
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|Rep19=
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Suzanne Bonamici
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Julia Brownley
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|Dem3=Donna Edwards
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|Dem4=Mark Takano
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|Dem5=Alan Grayson
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|Dem6=
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===Energy===
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Jurisdiction: all matters relating to energy research, development, and demonstration projects therefor; commercial application of energy technology; 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; fossil energy research and development; clean coal technology; energy conservation research and development, including building performance, alternate fuels, distributed power systems, and industrial process improvements; pipeline research, development, and demonstration projects; energy standards; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight. <ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Cynthia Lummis]] (WY)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Energy
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|Rep1=Cynthia Lummis
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Ralph Hall
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|Rep3=Frank Lucas
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|Rep4=Randy Neugebauer
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|Rep5=Michael McCaul
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|Rep6=Randy Hultgren
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|Rep7=Thomas Massie
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|Rep8=Kevin Cramer
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|Rep9=Randy Weber
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|Rep10=
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|Rep11=
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|Rep12=
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|Rep13=
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|Rep14=
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|Rep15=
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|Rep16=
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|Rep17=
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|Rep18=
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|Rep19=
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Eric Swalwell
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Alan Grayson
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|Dem3=Joseph Kennedy
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|Dem4=Marc Veasey
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|Dem5=Mark Takano
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|Dem6=Zoe Lofgren
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|Dem7=Dan Lipinski
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|Dem8=
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|Dem9=
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|Dem10=
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===Research and Science Education===
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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.<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Larry Bucshon]]
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*112th Congress Chair: [[Mo Brooks]] (AL-5)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
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|Rep1=Larry Bucshon
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Steven Palazzo
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|Rep3=Mo Brooks
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|Rep4=Steve Stockman
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|Rep5=Cynthia Lummis
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|Rep6=Jim Bridenstine
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|Rep7=
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|Rep11=
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|Rep19=
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Dan Lipinski
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Zoe Lofgren
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|Dem3=Ami Bera
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|Dem4=Elizabeth Esty
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===Technology and Innovation===
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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.<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Thomas Massie]]
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*112th Congress Chair: [[Ben Quayle]] (AZ-3)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
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|Rep1=Thomas Massie
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Randy Hultgren
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|Rep3=David Schweikert
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|Rep4=Jim Bridenstine
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Frederica Wilson
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Scott Peters
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|Dem3=Derek Kilmer
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===Oversight===
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Jurisdiction: all matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Paul Broun]] (GA-10)
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*112th Congress Chair: [[Paul Broun]] (GA-10)
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{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Collapse=Yes
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Oversight
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|Rep1=Paul Broun
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=James Sensenbrenner
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|Rep3=Bill Posey
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|Rep4=David Schweikert
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|Rep5=Kevin Cramer
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|Rep20=
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|Dem1=Daniel Maffei
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Eric Swalwell
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|Dem3=Scott Peters
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==Jurisdiction==
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According to the official [[U.S. House|House]] website, the jurisdiction of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee includes the following:
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#all energy research, development, and demonstration, and projects therefore
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#all federally owned or operated non-military energy laboratories
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#astronautical research and development, including resources, personnel, equipment, and facilities
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#civil aviation research and development
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#environmental research and development
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#marine research
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#commercial application of energy technology
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#National Institute of Standards and Technology, standardization of weights and measures and the metric system
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#National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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#National Science Foundation
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#National Weather Service
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#outer space, including exploration and control thereof
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#science scholarships
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#scientific research, development, and demonstration, and projects therefore
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#shall review and study on a continuing basis laws, programs, and Government activities relating to non-military research and development.
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{{colend}}
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==Contact==
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House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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<br>2321 Rayburn House Office Building
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<br>Washington, DC 20515
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Phone: 202-225-6371
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<br>Fax: 202-226-0113
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==See also==
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*[[U.S. House of Representatives]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.house.gov/committees/ U.S. House Committees]
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*[http://science.house.gov/ Official House Page]
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*[http://democrats.science.house.gov/ Committee Minority House Page]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/SciSpaceTechCmt Official Committee Facebook Page]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/SciSpaceTechCmt Official Committee Twitter Account]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/SciSpaceTechCmt Official Committee Youtube Channel]
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*[http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=congressmerge&lang=&commcode=hscience Committee profile on ''Congress Merge'']
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*[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/HSSY Committee profile on ''Govtrack]
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*[http://www.legistorm.com/office/House_Science_Space_and_Technology_Committee/1369.html Committee profile on ''Legistorm'']
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{Congress committees}}
 
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Background
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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]

Leadership

113th congress

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

112th congress

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

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (17)Republican members (22)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Ranking memberLamar Smith (Texas) Chair
Zoe Lofgren (California) James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin)
Daniel Lipinski (Illinois) Ralph M. Hall (Texas)
Donna Edwards (Maryland) Dana Rohrabacher (California)
Frederica Wilson (Florida) Frank D. Lucas (Oklahoma)
Suzanne Bonamici (Oregon) Randy Neugebauer (Texas)
Eric Swalwell (California) Michael T. McCaul (Texas)
Dan Maffei (New York) Paul Broun (Georgia)
Alan Grayson (Florida) Steven Palazzo (Mississippi)
Joseph Kennedy III (Massachusetts) Mo Brooks (Alabama)
Scott Peters (California) Andy Harris (Maryland)
Derek Kilmer (Washington) Randy Hultgren (Illinois)
Ami Bera (California) Larry Bucshon (Indiana)
Elizabeth Esty (Connecticut) Steve Stockman (Texas)
Marc Veasey (Texas) Bill Posey (Florida)
Julia Brownley (California) Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming)
Mark Takano (California) David Schweikert (Arizona)
Thomas Massie (Kentucky)
Kevin Cramer (North Dakota)
Jim Bridenstine (Oklahoma)
Randy Weber (Texas)
Chris Stewart (Utah)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Note: Gabrielle Giffords (D) served on this committee, prior to her retirement. Her replacement, Ron Barber (D), did not replace her on the committee.

Subcommittees

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]

Environment

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to environmental research; Environmental Protection Agency research and development; environmental standards; climate change research and development; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including all activities related to weather, weather services, climate, the atmosphere, marine fisheries, and oceanic research; risk assessment activities; scientific issues related to environmental policy, including climate change; remote sensing data related to climate change at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); earth science activities conducted by the NASA; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight. [3]

Energy

Jurisdiction: all matters relating to energy research, development, and demonstration projects therefor; commercial application of energy technology; 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; fossil energy research and development; clean coal technology; energy conservation research and development, including building performance, alternate fuels, distributed power systems, and industrial process improvements; pipeline research, development, and demonstration projects; energy standards; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight. [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]

Oversight

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

Jurisdiction

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.

Contact

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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