Rep. Wild Joins House Science, Space and Technology Committee

February 19, 2021
Press Release
Committee gives Wild a powerful position to fight for PA-07's science and manufacturing industry workforce.

WASHINGTON – On February 11th, 2021, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced her appointment to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, which oversees much of the non-defense Federal research and development portfolio, including agencies tasked with strengthening American manufacturing technology, science based infrastructure development, and clean energy job creation.

"I’m ready to join the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, because it gives me a powerful platform to create opportunities for our cutting-edge manufacturers and developers in Pennsylvania's 7th District,” Wild said. “With jurisdiction over research and development programs across the federal government, the committee gives me a strong position to put PA-07 at the forefront of cutting-edge STEM issues and energy manufacturing. This committee has been focused on re-establishing the US as a global pioneer in technology and scientific development—something I know PA-07 is more than ready to be a leader in.”

Pennsylvania's Seventh District is a hub of technology and innovation—including organizations like Orasure and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center which are trailblazing players in medical technology development and manufacturing. This technology will be invaluable as we build back our economy and industries in a post-pandemic world and prepare for potential future public health crises.

"When I was running for office, I made a promise to fight for good jobs in Pennsylvania that will build a diverse, resilient, 21st century economy,” Wild continued. “By prioritizing science and technology in PA-07, I am ensuring that our workforce, businesses, and students will not be left behind. My constituents have my solemn promise, once again, to use my place on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee to do just that."