United States House Science Subcommittee on Technology

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The Science Subcommittee on Technology is one of six subcommittees of the United States House Committee on Science and Technology.

Jurisdiction[edit]

The subcommittee has legislative jurisdiction and general and special oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to competitiveness, technology, and environmental research, development, and demonstration including:

  • standardization of weights and measures including technical standards, standardization, and conformity assessment;
  • measurement, including the metric system of measurement;
  • the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce;
  • the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
  • the National Technical Information Service;
  • competitiveness, including small business competitiveness;
  • tax, antitrust, regulatory and other legal and governmental policies as they relate to technological development and commercialization;
  • technology transfer, including civilian use of defense technologies;
  • patent and intellectual property policy;
  • international technology trade;
  • research, development, and demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation;
  • surface and water transportation research, development, and demonstration programs;
  • earthquake programs (except for NSF) and fire research programs including those related to wildfire proliferation research and prevention;
  • biotechnology policy;
  • research, development, demonstration, and standards related activities of the Department of Homeland Security;
  • scientific issues related to environmental policy, including climate change;
  • Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer; and
  • voting technologies and standards.

History[edit]

Chairs of the subcommittee:

Members, 113th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio

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