The 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).


Subcommittees
To authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relating to ocean acidification.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
To enhance safety and protect research interests and the environment in Antarctica, and for other purposes.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
To establish national data privacy standards in the United States, and for other purposes.
To authorize the Director of the National Science Foundation to award grants to support research on neurological and psychiatric illnesses associated with COVID-19 infection, and for other purposes.
To amend requirements for awarding the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Arts, and the National Technology and Innovation Medal, and for other purposes.