The House Democratic Caucus today named Representative Derek Kilmer to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Representative Kilmer's appointment to the House Armed Services Committee was confirmed today as well.
"I am excited by the opportunity to serve on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. At a time when our nation's employers are demanding higher skills -- particularly in the arena of science and technology education -- and at a time when our laboratories, colleges, and universities are pioneering new innovations, this committee can have a real impact on improving our region's competitiveness and on fostering economic growth for our entire country," said Representative Kilmer. "I look forward to having an active role in shaping our nation's policies on innovation and research to help our employers compete and create more jobs here at home."
As a member of the Washington State Senate, Kilmer served on both the Economic Development, Trade, and Innovation Committee and on the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee where he worked on issues related to scientific research and innovation.