Gonzalez to House Energy and Commerce Committee
as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced that
she would nominate Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas to serve
on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
pleased to submit Charlie Gonzalezs name to the Democratic
Steering Committee, chaired by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro,"
Pelosi said. "Charlie will be a strong voice on the Committee
for consumers and joins a proud tradition of Texans serving on the
Energy and Commerce Committee. Charlie is an extremely talented
Member, and he will be an outstanding addition to the Committee."
and Commerce Committee is a key committee with broad jurisdiction
over telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety,
public health, air quality and environmental health, the supply
and delivery of energy, and interstate and foreign commerce.
moderate Democrat, would be the first Hispanic Member of Congress
from Texas to serve on the Committee. He brings his experience on
telecommunications issues as a member of the Congressional Hispanic
Caucus Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, where
he has worked on increasing diversity in the broadcasting and telecommunications
industries as well as expanding access to information technology
for schools and libraries. In addition, Gonzalez has a strong commitment
to public health.
announced that she would nominate Congressman Nick Lampson of Texas
to serve as the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Science's
Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
is an expert on science and aeronautics policy and has been a strong
advocate for the Johnson Space Center and the entire NASA manned
space program," Pelosi said. "He will make an outstanding
Ranking Member, and future chairman, of the Space and Aeronautics