Earth and Space science caucus

overview

An advanced understanding of Earth and space science should underlie many of the decisions facing policymakers. Despite the existence of research and societally-relevant science issues in every district and state, the Earth and space sciences are often overlooked in policy discussions. The aim of the Earth and Space Science Caucus is to increase congressional understanding of the sciences’ impact on policy and to facilitate engagement with scientists.
It is supported by the Earth and Space Science Caucus Alliance and co-chaired by Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) and Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) for the 115th Congress. If your office is interested in joining the caucus, please contact John Cooper at [email protected] with Congressman Polis or Andrew Furman at [email protected] with Congressman Costello.

Statement of purpose

To promote and broaden awareness of the societal, economic, and scientific advancements made possible by Earth and space science; to illustrate the breadth of policy issues and public and private interests impacted by Earth and space science; to serve as an ongoing information resource for members of Congress and their staff; to exchange ideas and information with Earth and space scientists, federal science agencies, universities and research institutions, professional and institutional Earth and space science societies and organizations, and the Administration.

Policy Objectives

  1. Support federal investment in basic and applied science
  2. Support strong and sustained funding for the Earth and space sciences in appropriations and authorization bills
  3. Support more ways to move federal research opportunities in to commercialization or applications that serve societal needs
  4. Support the inclusion of Earth and space sciences in STEM education curriculum for primary and secondary students

Caucus Members - 115th Congress

Name

District

Title

Donald Beyer

VA-08

 

Michael Capuano

MA-07

 

Judy Chu

CA-27

 

Barbara Comstock

VA-10

 

Ryan Costello

PA-06

Caucus Co-chair

Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon

PR-At Large

 

Raul Grijalva

AZ-03

 

Derek Kilmer

WA-06

 

Daniel Lipinski

Il-03

 

Zoe Lofgren

CA-19

 

Jerry McNerney

CA-09

 

Grace Napolitano

CA-32

 

Ed Perlmutter

C0-07

 

Mark Pocan

WI-02

 

Jared Polis

C0-06

Caucus Co-chair

Jackie Speier

CA-14

 

Scott Tipton

C0-03

 

Marc Veasey

TX-33

 

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ-12

 


Contacts

AGU Staff Headshot Webster

Brittany Webster, J.D.

Public Affairs Program Manager

202.777.7315 | [email protected]