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Bonamici Elected Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member

January 23, 2013
Press Release


Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced that she has been elected Ranking Member of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment.

“I look forward to leading the Democratic members of the Environment Subcommittee and to substantive collaboration with our colleagues across the aisle,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR). “From climate change to oceanic research, the issues in this subcommittee present important policy questions that must be answered with science to protect our planet.”

The Subcommittee on Environment has jurisdiction over the following subject matters: all matters relating to 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.