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House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has a jurisdiction over a range of matters related to energy research and development, federally owned or operated non-military energy laboratories, astronautical research and development, civil aviation, environmental research and development; marine research, and more. The Committee oversees the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, and National Weather Service. It also reviews laws, programs, and Government activities relating to non-military research and development to report back to the House. (source)


Chair:
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
Democrats:
22
Republicans:
18

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Eddie Johnson
Chair
Democrat
TX-30
Portrait of Frank Lucas
Ranking Member
Republican
OK-3
Portrait of Brian Babin
Republican
TX-36
Portrait of James Baird
Republican
IN-4
Portrait of Ami Bera
Democrat
CA-7
Portrait of Donald Beyer Jr.
Democrat
VA-8
Portrait of Stephanie Bice
Republican
OK-5
Portrait of Suzanne Bonamici
Democrat
OR-1
Portrait of Jamaal Bowman
Democrat
NY-16
Portrait of Mo Brooks
Republican
AL-5
Portrait of Sean Casten
Democrat
IL-6
Portrait of Charlie Crist
Democrat
FL-13
Portrait of Randy Feenstra
Republican
IA-4
Portrait of Lizzie Fletcher
Democrat
TX-7
Portrait of Bill Foster
Democrat
IL-11
Portrait of Mike Garcia
Republican
CA-25
Portrait of Carlos Gimenez
Republican
FL-26
Portrait of Anthony Gonzalez
Republican
OH-16
Portrait of Daniel Kildee
Democrat
MI-5
Portrait of Young Kim
Republican
CA-39
Portrait of Jacob “Jake” LaTurner
Republican
KS-2
Portrait of Conor Lamb
Democrat
PA-17
Portrait of Zoe Lofgren
Democrat
CA-19
Portrait of Jerry McNerney
Democrat
CA-9
Portrait of Peter Meijer
Republican
MI-3
Portrait of Gwen Moore
Democrat
WI-4
Portrait of Donald Norcross
Democrat
NJ-1
Portrait of Jay Obernolte
Republican
CA-8
Portrait of Ed Perlmutter
Democrat
CO-7
Portrait of Bill Posey
Republican
FL-8
Portrait of Deborah Ross
Democrat
NC-2
Portrait of Pete Sessions
Republican
TX-17
Portrait of Brad Sherman
Democrat
CA-30
Portrait of Mikie Sherrill
Democrat
NJ-11
Portrait of Haley Stevens
Democrat
MI-11
Portrait of Paul Tonko
Democrat
NY-20
Portrait of Michael Waltz
Republican
FL-6
Portrait of Randy Weber Sr.
Republican
TX-14
Portrait of Daniel Webster
Republican
FL-11
Portrait of Susan Wild
Democrat
PA-7

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 121 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Apr 14, 2021 PDF H.R. 144: Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act
Sep 17, 2020 PDF H.R. 3607 (116th): Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019
Sep 11, 2020 PDF H.R. 3597 (116th): Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019
Sep 11, 2020 PDF H.R. 5374 (116th): Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act of 2019
Sep 8, 2020 PDF H.R. 3609 (116th): Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019
Sep 4, 2020 PDF H.R. 5760 (116th): Grid Security Research and Development Act
Aug 14, 2020 PDF H.R. 4230 (116th): Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019
Aug 11, 2020 PDF H.R. 5428 (116th): Grid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2020
Aug 7, 2020 PDF H.R. 2986 (116th): BEST Act
Jun 18, 2020 PDF H.R. 4091 (116th): ARPA–E Reauthorization Act of 2019
Feb 13, 2020 PDF H.R. 4979 (116th): Rural STEM Education Act
Feb 13, 2020 PDF H.R. 4990 (116th): Election Technology Research Act of 2020
Dec 12, 2019 PDF H.R. 4704 (116th): Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act
Nov 26, 2019 PDF H.R. 2051 (116th): Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019
Nov 5, 2019 PDF H.R. 4355 (116th): Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act
Nov 5, 2019 PDF H.R. 4372 (116th): MSI STEM Achievement Act
Nov 5, 2019 PDF H.R. 4373 (116th): Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019
Sep 11, 2019 PDF H.R. 335 (116th): South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2019
Jul 30, 2019 PDF H.R. 2528 (116th): STEM Opportunities Act of 2019
Jul 12, 2019 PDF H.R. 36 (116th): Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019
Jun 27, 2019 PDF H.R. 3153 (116th): EFFORT Act
Jun 27, 2019 PDF H.R. 3196 (116th): Vera C. Rubin Observatory Designation Act
Jun 19, 2019 PDF H.R. 2397 (116th): American Manufacturing Leadership Act
May 28, 2019 PDF H.R. 1237 (116th): COAST Research Act of 2019
May 23, 2019 PDF H.R. 988 (116th): NEAR Act of 2019
May 23, 2019 PDF H.R. 1716 (116th): Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2019
Jan 3, 2019 PDF S. 141 (115th): Space Weather Coordination Act
Dec 22, 2018 PDF H.R. 6226 (115th): American Space Situational Awareness and Framework for Entity Management Act
Dec 21, 2018 PDF H.R. 5503 (115th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2018
Dec 21, 2018 PDF H.R. 6468 (115th): Improving Science in Chemical Assessments Act
Sep 25, 2018 PDF H.R. 5509 (115th): Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act
Sep 25, 2018 PDF H.R. 6229 (115th): National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018
Sep 25, 2018 PDF H.R. 6398 (115th): Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act
Sep 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 6227 (115th): National Quantum Initiative Act
Jun 27, 2018 PDF H.R. 5346 (115th): Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act
Jun 27, 2018 PDF H.R. 5905 (115th): Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act of 2018
Jun 27, 2018 PDF H.R. 5907 (115th): NIMBLE Act
Apr 24, 2018 PDF H.R. 2809 (115th): American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act
Feb 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 3397 (115th): Building Blocks of STEM Act
Feb 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 4376 (115th): Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018
Feb 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 4377 (115th): Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2018
Feb 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 4378 (115th): Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018
Feb 13, 2018 PDF H.R. 4675 (115th): Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2018
Dec 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 4254 (115th): Women in Aerospace Education Act
Dec 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 4323 (115th): Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
Dec 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 4375 (115th): STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act
Oct 31, 2017 PDF H.R. 1224 (115th): NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017
Mar 27, 2017 PDF H.R. 1431 (115th): EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017
Sep 28, 2016 PDF H.R. 2261 (114th): Commercial Remote Sensing Act of 2015
Sep 28, 2016 PDF H.R. 2263 (114th): Office of Space Commerce Act
Jul 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 5636 (114th): National Institute of Standards and Technology Campus Security Act
Jul 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 5638 (114th): Solar Fuels Innovation Act
Jul 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 5640 (114th): Electricity Storage Innovation Act
Jun 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 5049 (114th): NSF Major Research Facility Reform Act of 2016
Jun 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 5312 (114th): Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act of 2016
Feb 29, 2016 PDF H.R. 4084 (114th): Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act
Feb 2, 2016 PDF H.R. 3293 (114th): Scientific Research in the National Interest Act
Jun 15, 2015 PDF H.R. 1508 (114th): Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 874 (114th): American Super Computing Leadership Act
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 1119 (114th): Research and Development Efficiency Act
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 1156 (114th): International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2015
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 1158 (114th): Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 1162 (114th): Science Prize Competitions Act
May 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 1561 (114th): Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2016
May 18, 2015 PDF H.R. 2262 (114th): U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act
Mar 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 1029 (114th): EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015
Mar 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 1030 (114th): Secret Science Reform Act of 2015

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Chairwomen Johnson and Horn Statement on a Successful SpaceX Crew-1 Mission
    — Nov 17, 2020

Chairwomen Johnson and Stevens Criticize Appointment of Dr. Jason Richwine for New Senior NIST Role
    — Nov 17, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Questions Removal of Dr. Kuperberg from National Climate Assessment Panel
    — Nov 10, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Celebrates Twenty Years of Human Presence on the International Space Station
    — Nov 2, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Questions DOE Secretary Brouillette on Pattern of Suppressed or Modified DOE Funded Reports
    — Oct 26, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Congratulates 2020 Nobel Laureates
    — Oct 13, 2020

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    — Oct 3, 2020

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationPress ReleaseWeatherSTEMEnvironment
    — Oct 2, 2020

Chairs Johnson and Foster Express Disapproval of Proposed Rule to Restrict Visas for International Students
    — Sep 30, 2020

China Task Force Report Outlines Strategies to Address Growing Threat from Chinese Communist Party Press ReleaseCOVID-19 (Coronavirus)5G SpectrumSpaceArtificial IntelligenceResearch and Techn
    — Sep 30, 2020

Science Committee Republicans Speak in Support of Grid Security LegislationPress ReleaseResearch and TechnologyEnergyCybersecurity
    — Sep 29, 2020

House Passes Legislation to Address Climate Change by Investing in Clean Energy Research and Development
    — Sep 24, 2020

House Science Committee Republicans Oppose H.R. 4447Press ReleaseEnvironmentEnergyClimate Change
    — Sep 24, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Data Management during COVID-19
    — Sep 23, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Data Management during COVID-19
    — Sep 23, 2020

Walden, Lucas, Bishop Issue Statement Opposing H.R. 4447Press ReleaseEnvironmentEnergyClimate Change
    — Sep 23, 2020

Ranking Member Lucas Speaks on the House Floor in Opposition to H.R. 4447Press ReleaseEnvironmentEnergyClimate Change
    — Sep 23, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Urges DOE Secretary Brouillette to Make Public the Findings of the Interconnections Seam Study
    — Sep 22, 2020

Committee Members Request GAO Examination of the Impact of More Frequent and Severe Wildfires on Air Quality and Public Health
    — Sep 22, 2020

Ranking Member Lucas Encourages Disaster Planning for FamiliesPress ReleaseCOVID-19 (Coronavirus)WeatherEnvironment
    — Sep 22, 2020