Capital Building

House Committee On Science, Space, and Technology

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Energy, environmental and astronautical research and development, review of government activities relating to non-military research and development


Policy and general oversight relating to energy research and development; astronautical research, including NASA; environmental research and development; marine research; commercial application of energy technology; Department of Energy research, including energy supplies, nuclear, and renewable energies; National Science Foundation; National Weather Service; commercial space activities within the Departments of Transportation and Commerce; voting technologies and standards

Committee Leadership

Chair Lamar Smith (R - TX)
Ranking Mem. Eddie Johnson (D - TX)
Ranking Member

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