Representative Mike Garcia (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement on his appointment to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for the 117th Congress. Garcia served on the Committee during the 116th Congress. In addition to serving on the Science, Space and Technology committee, Garcia will also serve on the House Appropriations Committee.
“I am honored to continue to serve on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee,” said Garcia. “Southern California plays a pivotal role in our country’s aerospace industry and I am thrilled to carry on advancing our nation’s future in space exploration. I look forward to working with Ranking Member Lucas, Chairwoman Johnson, and my fellow committee colleagues as we debate and discuss critical issues regarding our nation’s science, space, and technology industries."
Garcia, a former U.S. Navy Pilot, brings a unique and valuable perspective to the committee due to his knowledge and experience regarding aeronautics.
The Republican Leader of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) released the following statement congratulating Garcia on his committee assignment.
“I’m pleased that Congressman Garcia is rejoining the Science Committee," said Ranking Member Lucas. "In the time he served last year, he accomplished a great deal. He introduced legislation to support post-doctoral researchers impacted by COVID-19 to keep our STEM pipeline strong. And his amendment to use artificial intelligence to better coordinate weather forecasting and wildfire prediction at NOAA was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. He’s shown a deep commitment to America’s scientific success and I’m looking forward to continuing our work together.”
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has jurisdiction over all energy research, development, and projects as well as all federally-owned or operated non-military energy laboratories, astronautical research and development including resources, personnel, equipment, and facilities; civil aviation research and development; environmental research and development; marine research; commercial application of energy technology.
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