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Waltz Named House Subcommittee Ranking Member

Will Become Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Research and Technology within the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) was named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology (R&T) within the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The Subcommittee on R&T has jurisdiction over the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, federal science research, university research and partnerships, intergovernmental research and development, intellectual property policy including civilian use of defense technologies, international technology trade, STEM education, and the National Science Foundation.

 

“I am grateful to Ranking Member Lucas for the opportunity to lead my Republican colleagues on this subcommittee as we look to secure taxpayer funded research and technologies from adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),” said Congressman Waltz. “I hope to use this position to build on Office of Science and Technology Policy efforts to safeguard America’s intellectual property and confront the CCP’s wholesale theft from our research institutions.”

 

“In the last Congress, Ranking Member Waltz quickly became a leader in the effort to support America’s technological development and protect our research from theft by foreign adversaries,” said Congressman Lucas. “He’s worked to shine light on threats to our scientific enterprise and he’s supported legislation to keep us at the cutting edge of research and development. He’s also been a strong advocate for STEM education and workforce development, and I look forward to working with him to keep America competitive.”

 

About the Subcommittee on Research and Technology:

 

The Subcommittee on Research and Technology’s jurisdiction includes scientific research policy and STEM education; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; the National Science Foundation; university research policy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce, The National Technical Information Service, demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation; standards-related activities of the Department of Homeland Security; and Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer.

 

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