Power on Capitol Hill: A look at the Utah delegation's committee assignments

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 12:04 p.m. MST

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Allison Barker
Rep. Chris Stewart was assigned to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology at the beginning of January, joining a committee that can trace its roots back to the post-Sputnik "space race" era.

The committee has jurisdiction over all energy research, development and demonstration, as well as things like astronautical research and development, civil aviation research and development, and environmental research and development. Its jurisdiction also covers the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the National Weather Service and — according to its website — outer space.

Stewart is a member of the Subcommittee on the Environment as well as the Subcommittee on Space.

According to a news release, Stewart was named the vice-chairman of the Subcommmitee on the Environment, and said that Chairman Andy Harris, R-Md., has indicated that overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency will be a priority during this session.

>> Congressman Chris Stewart, facing camera, is greeted in his office after being sworn in.
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