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Geoscience Policy Monthly Review: January 2014

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Administration & Congress

  • Schweikert to assume Environment subpanel chairmanship

Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) will take over for Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) as chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment. The Environment Subcommittee has jurisdiction over matters relating to environmental research, development and standards, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), remote sensing data, climate change research, and more.

The switch is part of a broader congressional shuffling, in which Reps. Stewart, Mark Amodei (R-NV) and Martha Roby (R-AL) will replace vacancies on the committee left by the resignations of Reps. Rodney Alexander (former, R-LA) and Jo Bonner (former, R-AL), and the death of C.W. Bill Young (former, R-FL) on the House Appropriations Committee.

Sources: E&E News; House of Representatives; House Science, Space and Technology Committee











Monthly Review prepared by: Maeve Boland, Geoscience Policy Director; Abby Seadler, Geoscience Policy Associate; and Scott Miller, AGI/AAPG Spring Intern.



Compiled February 10, 2014