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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Serve as Chair of Subcommittee on Environment

Washington, February 1, 2019

(Houston, TX) ­– Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was elected by Democrats on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment.

“I am honored to be elected to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment,” said Congresswoman Fletcher. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee as we examine and support the science relating to some of the most pressing challenges we face as Americans.”

The Subcommittee on Environment has jurisdiction over 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; risk assessment activities; scientific issues related to environmental policy; remote sensing data related to climate change at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and earth science activities conducted by the NASA.

Fletcher was also appointed to the Energy Subcommittee, which covers  all matters relating to energy research, development, and demonstration projects therefore; commercial application of energy technology; Department of Energy; energy supply activities; nuclear, solar, and renewable energy, and other advanced energy technologies; uranium supply and enrichment; fossil energy research and development; clean coal technology; energy conservation research and development; pipeline research, development, and demonstration projects; and energy standards.