Oklahoma’s Democrat congresswoman Kendra Horn has been chairwoman of a House Aeronautics and Space subcommittee.
The 5th U.S. District Rep. sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee along with Oklahoma Republican Rep. Frank Lucas who is the ranking GOP member on the committee.
“I am extremely honored by the opportunity to serve as chair of the prestigious Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee,” Horn said. “As the second largest private sector employer in Oklahoma, the aerospace industry supports directly or indirectly more than 67,600 employees and the production of $8.2 billion in goods and services in the Greater Oklahoma City area. Space and aeronautics have taken our country to the moon, expanded our horizons, and resulted in technological development, economic benefit, and countless innovations for our world.”
Horn has worked within the space industry. She joins Rep. Lucas, to give the Committee a major Oklahoma influence.
“My background in the space industry, prepares me to be a positive and impactful voice for our state on the important issues of space and aeronautics. I look forward to working with my Committee colleagues – including fellow Oklahoman, Rep. Frank Lucas, the Committee’s ranking member – in a bipartisan manner to make further strides in the Science, Space, and Technology fields.”