Science Democrats Select Subcommittees
Democrats on the House Science Committee today selected their subcommittees, and the Full Committee unanimously adopted a resolution approving the Democratic action, thus completing the Committee's organizational process. The process was suspended on February 14 to seek guidance from the Caucus on the status of several Members with temporary assignments to the Committee.
Today the Members made the following subcommittee selections:
On February 14 the Democrats elected the following as their Ranking Minority Members of the Subcommittees: Research: Eddie Bernice Johnson, TX; Space and Aeronautics: Bart Gordon, TN; Environment, Technology & Standards: James A. Barcia, MI; and Energy: Lynn Woolsey, CA.
The Ranking Minority Member of the Full Committee, Ralph Hall, said, "I am pleased that we have completed the organizational process, and we look forward to working with Chairman Boehlert as we begin to address the important issues before the Committee."
The Democrats have 22 seats on the Committee. The Caucus has assigned 21 Members to the Committee thus far.