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Abraham named Chairman of Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee

January 23, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight.
The Oversight Subcommittee has jurisdiction to investigate any matter over which the full committee has jurisdiction. This includes energy research, development, non-military laboratories, and space research and development, among others.
The Oversight Subcommittee has previously investigated activities such as Russian activists’ social media postings attempting to influence the U.S. energy market; data breaches of Equifax and the FDIC; the effects of the actions of the Attorney Generals of New York and Massachusetts on the energy industry; and cybersecurity risks.
“It’s always an honor when peers select you to a position of authority, and I take that responsibility seriously. This is a subcommittee where we can not only highlight contentious areas of our nation’s problems, but we can also explore how to fix them. I will use a strong, but fair, gavel to ensure the oversight process is carried out to the people’s benefit,” Dr. Abraham said.
Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, added, “Rep. Ralph Abraham will provide strong leadership of the Oversight Subcommittee as we work to strengthen America’s cybersecurity capabilities and ensure accountability to taxpayers. Rep. Abraham is a medical doctor, a veterinarian, a veteran and a business owner. His broad experience will serve the Subcommittee well. He will be a great chairman."
“I want to congratulate my good friend Dr. Abraham on his new role as chairman of the Science, Space, & Technology Oversight Subcommittee. This subcommittee, on which I also serve, performs important investigative functions on environmental and energy issues,” said U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins from Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District. “I look forward to working with Dr. Abraham on behalf of Louisiana and the Americans that we both serve.”