Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Appointed to Science, Space and Technology Committee for 117th Congress

Feb 12, 2021
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) has been appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee for the 117th Congress. Norcross was appointed to the Energy Subcommittee, as well as the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee.

“It’s an honor to be appointed to the Science, Space and Technology Committee for the 117th Congress,” said Congressman Norcross. “On the Committee, I’ll work to make sure the United States remains a leader in the research and development that drives the production of advanced technologies and innovative achievements the U.S. is known for, like landing the first person on the moon. I look forward to working with Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and the rest of the members of the committee in fighting for environmental justice, securing America’s spot as a leader in space exploration and promoting scientific research to solve our biggest challenges.”

The Science, Space and Technology 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).

This follows Norcross’ re-appointment to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Education and Labor in the 117th Congress. In addition, Norcross was unanimously elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and was re-selected to be the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee’s Parliamentarian. He recently created the Labor Caucus, intended to advance the needs of the labor movement, combat the issues facing working families and connect legislators directly with unions and union leaders. Norcross is also the co-founder of the Building Trades Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


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