Congresswoman Foushee Secures Seat on House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Jan 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2023) — Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04) was appointed to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 118th Congress.

“North Carolina’s Fourth District is home to one of the largest innovation hubs in the country, the Research Triangle, and is known for its top research universities and community colleges,” said Congresswoman Valerie Foushee. “I am excited to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to advance groundbreaking research and cutting-edge technologies, and tackle our nation’s most pressing issues for current and future generations.”

“I’m delighted that Representative Foushee will be joining the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for the 118th Congress,” said Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). “From supporting investments in clean energy technologies, to ensuring we build a strong and diverse STEM workforce, the work of the Science Committee has the power to dramatically improve the lives of Americans across the country. I am looking forward to getting to work with my new colleagues as we work together to achieve our goals across our nation’s scientific enterprise.”

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has jurisdiction over much of the non-defense Federal research and development (R&D) portfolio. The Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Committee also has authority over R&D activities at the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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