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Congressman Beyer Elected Ranking Member on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight

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Washington, February 11, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat and member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, was elected Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Oversight by the Democratic Caucus last night.

“It will be an honor to serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight,” said Rep. Beyer. “The federal government must be a collaborative partner as we create the new American economy, which will emerge from the science and technology sectors. This will require proper Congressional oversight to ensure that the federal government works for all Americans. I am excited to work with my colleagues and Subcommittee Chairman Loudermilk (R-GA) to cement our role as a global leader in the 21st century.”

The Subcommittee on Oversight has general and special investigative authority on all matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and is comprised of nine members - six Republicans, and three Democrats.

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) welcomed Rep. Beyer, saying, “I am very pleased to have Congressman Beyer serving as the Ranking Member of the Oversight Subcommittee this Congress. He will be in a perfect position to provide thoughtful and valuable oversight to our science agencies. In addition, his passion for and knowledge of the benefits of investing in science and technology give him the perspective needed to defend some of the world’s most respected research whenever it is subjected to misguided or partisan attacks. With NSF in his district, among many other Federal research investments, Congressman Beyer knows well the value of this important work to our economy and way of life.”

Beyer was also elected to serve on the Subcommittees on Space and the Environment.

Click here to read more about the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s specific jurisdiction.
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