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Tenney to join House committee on science, space and technology

Chris Bolt
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney addresses a group in a room.

A Central New York representative is being tapped to serve on the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney has been selected to serve on committed that has oversight of non-defense-related federal scientific research and development portfolios, Space and Technology Committee, according to a news release from her office.

Tenney said in a statement she looks forward to maintaining a technological edge over China.

Tenney will also serve on the Energy Subcommittee, which oversees the Department of Energy's research and development programs. Tenney's district, New York's 24th, includes the state's three nuclear power plants, according to the congressmember's statement.

"Safe and reliable nuclear power continues to hold great promise for our nation. As a member of the Energy Subcommittee, I will continue to oppose the Biden administration’s dangerous Green New Deal policies and support targeted investments in energy technologies like nuclear that are clean, affordable, and reliable," Tenney's statement said.

The Republican's district includes part of the North Country, the Finger Lakes and counties in Western New York.

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