U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10) has amassed an impressive record of leadership, especially when it comes to fighting for clean energy solutions that strengthen our economy, protect the environment, and bring clean energy jobs to Northern Virginia.
In January of 2015, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) announced that Congresswoman Comstock had been named Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee for the 114th Congress.
Upon the announcement, Congresswoman Comstock said: “Having been the Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee in the Virginia House of Delegates, chairing the Research and Technology Subcommittee in the House of Representatives will allow me to continue my work on innovation and 21st century jobs. My District is home to many leading technology companies and innovative entrepreneurs who are leading the way in technology, research, and development. I want to thank Chairman Smith for giving me this great opportunity to serve on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee as a subcommittee Chairwoman addressing the exciting innovation issues that can revolutionize our education, economy, health care, and national security.”
Earlier this year, Comstock took decisive action to advance renewable energy technology when she joined with eleven other members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group. CRES applauded Comstock and her colleagues for championing clean energy reforms that preserve our air and water, spur job growth, and pave the way for the development of new technologies.
This wasn’t the first time Comstock led the way on advancing clean energy technology. In 2015, she sponsored the Research and Development Efficiency Act, which the House of Representatives passed by voice vote. The bill recommends cost saving reforms and stipulates that federal research regulations are reviewed for unjustified burdens, unnecessary requirements, and duplication.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s consistent record of leadership on promoting clean energy reforms demonstrates why she is an invaluable advocate in Congress. The residents of Virginia’s 10th district should be proud that she is standing up for commonsense clean energy solutions to bolster the economy, create good Virginia jobs, and secure a clean energy future.