Psychologist in Congress Takes Helm at Energy Subcommittee

The House Science Committee announced its new roster of Subcommittee Chairs and Members.
The House Science Committee announced its new roster of Subcommittee Chairs and Members (which become official January 28 following a meeting of the full Committee), and psychologist Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) will give up his previous Chairmanship to take the helm at House Science’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.  Prior to this move, Rep. Baird has been a very active Chair of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, and in particular an important leader in highlighting the behavioral sciences’ critical role in addressing vital national challenges ranging from health care to national security and energy independence.  Taking over the Chairmanship of the Research Subcommittee will be Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), an engineer and former political science professor with experience both as a Member of the Subcommittee overseeing the National Science Foundation (NSF) and also as a previous NSF grantee.  SGRO staff look forward to working with both Chairmen in their new roles.