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Bonamici Again Named Top Democrat on Science Committee’s Environment Subcommittee

February 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [02/13/17] — Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced today that she has been re-elected as the Ranking Member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The Environment Subcommittee addresses critical policy issues that are important to the future of our country and our planet, and that must be answered with sound science,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Carbon emissions, ocean health, and severe weather events affect our communities and our economy. With the threat of climate change, I am deeply troubled by the Trump Administration’s assault on the Environmental Protection Agency and research-based science. We cannot afford to return to the days when our rivers were so polluted they caught on fire, and families, forests, and wetlands were subjected to harmful chemicals like DDT. I will continue to work with my colleagues to find commonsense solutions to climate change and the environmental issues we face, including protecting our coastal communities from the threat of tsunami. And I will lead my colleagues in rejecting ideological attacks on science and the environment.”

The Subcommittee on Environment has jurisdiction over the following subject matters: environmental research; Environmental Protection Agency research and development; environmental standards; climate change research and development; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including all activities related to weather, weather services, climate, the atmosphere, marine fisheries, and oceanic research; risk assessment activities; scientific issues related to environmental policy, including climate change; remote sensing data related to climate change at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); earth science activities conducted by the NASA; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight.