House Committee on Science and Technology
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The House Committee on Science and Technology is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over non-defense federal scientific research and development. Specifically, the committee has partial or complete jurisdiction over the following federal agencies: NASA, the Department of Energy, EPA, NSF, FAA, NOAA, NIST, FEMA, the U.S. Fire Administration, and USGS.
- Subcommittee on Environment and Energy
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Activities in the 110th Congress
In late July 2007, Committee Chair Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) announced that the House Science and Technology Committee would lead an investigate into how NASA tends to astronauts’ medical and mental health. The announcement came after NASA released a report, which was prompted after the controversy surrounding Lisa Nowak, a former astronaut who attempted to kidnap a colleague involved in a love triangle. The report recommended significant reforms in astronaut oversight, particularly regarding mental health and alcohol use. Gordan stated that the hearings would most likely occur in September by the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
Previous committee membership
110th Congress (2007-2008)
109th Congress (2005-2006)
Articles and Resources
- ↑ Chris Good, "Congress to probe NASA regarding astronaut health," The Hill, July 28, 2007.
- The dKosopedia page on the House Committee on Science and Technology.
- Chris Good, "Congress to probe NASA regarding astronaut health," The Hill, July 28, 2007.