Swalwell Selected as Ranking Member on Energy Subcommittee

January 22, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was chosen as the Ranking Member on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy by Committee Democrats.  The Ranking Member serves as the lead minority party member on a committee, and Swalwell will be one of the few first-term Members in either party to be a Ranking Member on any committee in Congress.

Swalwell released the following statement:

“The East Bay is a center of energy research and technological innovation.  In particular, the Livermore and Sandia National Labs located in my congressional district are doing innovative work and world-class science to develop new, clean energy sources

. “Supporting this research and development is critical for the economy of the East Bay and our entire country.  Advancements in areas such as energy can power our economy through the 21st Century, leading to high-paying jobs andrising incomes here at home while improving our environment and the health of our people.

“Serving as the Ranking Member on the Energy Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over these issues of energy research and development, is a tremendous opportunity.  I want to thank Ranking Member Johnson and the rest of my Democratic colleagues on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for selecting me today to serve in this position.  I look forward to collaborating with them as well as Chairman Smith, Energy Subcommittee Chairman Lummis, and my fellow Members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee on a robust agenda for the 113th Congress.”

The Subcommittee on Energy is one of six subcommittees of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  It has jurisdiction over areas such as civilian energy research, civilian Department of Energy science, clean coaltechnology, alternative fuels, and energy standards.