The House Democratic Caucus today named Congressman Derek Kilmer to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Kilmer’s appointment to the House Armed Services Committee was confirmed as well.
“I am excited by the opportunity to serve on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. At a time when our nation’s employers are demanding higher skills — particularly in the arena of science and technology education — and at a time when our laboratories, colleges and universities are pioneering new innovations, this committee can have a real impact on improving our region’s competitiveness and on fostering economic growth for our entire country,” said Kilmer. “I look forward to having an active role in shaping our nation’s policies on innovation and research to help our employers compete and create more jobs here at home.”