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Wexton Appointed to Science, Space and Technology Committee

Washington, D.C. ‒ Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced today that she has been appointed to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Speaking on the appointment: 
“I’m honored to be appointed to the broad-reaching Science, Space and Technology Committee, representing Northern Virginia’s voice on issues that will benefit our local communities and businesses.

My district is home to the Dulles Tech Corridor — often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’ — which hosts one of the largest concentrations of telecom and satellite companies in the world. More than 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic passes through Loudoun County’s digital infrastructure, making our district a key player in the world’s technology economy. Companies who call VA-10 home, like Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Iridium Communications, Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences, are leaders in this industry, driving our country’s potential for space exploration and discovery to new horizons.

I look forward to finding ways that our federal government can continue to support innovation and growth in these exciting sectors of our economy.”

This committee has jurisdiction over much of the non-defense Federal research and development (R&D) portfolio. The Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Committee also has authority over R&D activities at the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).