For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2019
Horn Elected Chair of Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics following appointment to Science, Space, and Technology Committee
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Kendra Horn was elected chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, following her appointment last week to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
“I am extremely honored by the opportunity to serve as chair of the prestigious Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee,” Congresswoman Horn said. “As the second largest private sector employer in Oklahoma, the aerospace industry supports directly or indirectly more than 67,600 employees and the production of $8.2 billion in goods and services in the Greater Oklahoma City area. Space and aeronautics have taken our country to the moon, expanded our horizons, and resulted in technological development, economic benefit, and countless innovations for our world.”
The influential Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee oversees all matters relating to NASA, aeronautical research, FAA demonstration programs, and many other space related fields. They will address important questions regarding the commercialization of space, international space cooperation and civil aviation research.
“My background in the space industry, prepares me to be a positive and impactful voice for our state on the important issues of space and aeronautics. I look forward to working with my Committee colleagues – including fellow Oklahoman, Rep. Frank Lucas, the Committee’s ranking member – in a bipartisan manner to make further strides in the Science, Space, and Technology fields.”
In addition to her election as chair of the Space and aeronautical Subcommittee, Congresswoman Horn was also appointed to the Subcommittee on Energy.