Sherman Returns to House Science Committee
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks, CA) has been reappointed to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He last served on the Committee in 2007.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will deal with a variety of issues important to the economy of the San Fernando Valley. The space industry is a major driver of jobs in the Valley. Just one example is the Aerojet Rocketdyne Plant in Chatsworth which builds engines for NASA’s Space Launch System, abort engines for Boeing’s Starliner program and power systems for the Mars Rovers, like Curiosity and Mars 2020.
Sherman is also interested in emerging technologies. “I look forward to exploring the benefits and risks of new levels of intelligence, both artificial intelligence and genetic engineering,” Sherman said. “I have read with interest the comments of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, among others.”
Congressman Sherman’s appointment to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is extraordinary because he already serves on two major committees, Foreign Affairs and Financial Services. “Serving on a third committee is a substantial time commitment, but the Science Committee is important to the nation and especially to the San Fernando Valley,” said Sherman. “I am honored that my colleagues have asked me to serve on the Science Committee.”