Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation

The Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation has legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigate authority on all matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation, including: standardization of weights and measures including technical standards, standardization, and conformity assessment; measurement, including the metric system of measurement; the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the National Technical Information Service; competitiveness, including small business competitiveness; tax, antitrust, regulatory and other legal and governmental policies as they relate to technological development and commercialization; technology transfer including civilian use of defense technologies; patent and intellectual property policy; international technology trade; research, development, and demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation; surface and water transportation research, development, and demonstration programs; earthquake programs (except for NSF) and fire research programs including those related to wildfire proliferation research and prevention; biotechnology policy; research, development, demonstration, and standards related activities of the Department of Homeland Security; Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer; and voting technologies and standards.


Subcommittee Staff