Washington D.C.– Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) announced that she has been appointed to two subcommittees of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

She will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

“It is a privilege to represent a district that conducts as much groundbreaking research and development as we do in Wake County and the rest of the Research Triangle,” said Congresswoman Ross. “I’ve been proud to help grow North Carolina’s clean energy sector, creating tens of thousands of jobs in our state, and I look forward to bringing this track record of clean energy advocacy and environmental stewardship with me to these subcommittees.

“My placement on these two subcommittees puts me in a position to work with experts to craft policies that will attract investment to our district, bolster our state’s economy, and solve problems we face as a nation. I am grateful to have the opportunity to represent numerous institutions of higher education that produce cutting edge research and development. The technology we develop in the next few years has the potential to expand our clean energy initiatives, reform our outdated transportation systems, launch us into the outer reaches of space, and so much more.”

The Subcommittee on Energy has jurisdiction over all matters relating to energy research, development, and demonstration projects; commercial application of energy technology; Department of Energy research, development, and demonstration programs; Department of Energy laboratories; Department of Energy science activities; energy supply activities; nuclear, solar, and renewable energy, and other advanced energy technologies; uranium supply and enrichment, and Department of Energy waste management; fossil energy research and development; clean coal technology; energy conservation research and development, including building performance, alternate fuels, distributed power systems, and industrial process improvements; pipeline research, development, and demonstration projects; and energy standards.

The Subcommittee on Research & Technology has jurisdiction on all matters relating to science policy and STEM education; competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation; the National Science Foundation; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; the National Technical Information Service; research, development, and demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation; research, development, demonstration, and standards related activities of the Department of Homeland Security; and more.