Palazzo to chair House science committee’s space subcommittee

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee announced this afternoon subcommittee assignments for the committee’s Republican members. A freshman member, Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), will chair the space and aeronautics subcommittee. He is, as noted here earlier this week, one of several new Republican members with NASA centers in their districts; in Palazzo’s case, it’s NASA Stennis. “South Mississippi is home to many NASA assets, but I will work with my colleagues from all NASA-impacted states to help shape the future of space policy,” he said in the committee’s statement.

Other Republican members of the committee include:

* Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) * Lamar Smith (R-TX) * Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) * Frank Lucas (R-OK) * Todd Akin (R-MO) * Michael McCaul (R-TX) * Sandy Adams (R-FL) * Scott Rigell (R-VA) * Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Democratic members of the full committee or its space subcommittee haven’t been announced, but should be coming in the immediate future. The committee’s first meeting, an organizational meeting, is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday the 25th. (Update: the committee sent out an advisory Thursday evening saying the meeting has been postponed; a new date hasn’t been announced.)


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