On January 5, 2015, Dr. Babin was sworn in to the 114th Congress. He was appointed to two committees that are critically important to the 36th District. His service on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee affords him the opportunity to address the critical ports, highways, rails and pipelines that provide thousands of jobs and fuel a hub of economic activity that includes more petrochemical refining facilities than any district in the country.
Dr. Babin was also appointed to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Serving as the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Space he is able to serve as a national leader for America’s space policy matters of NASA and represent the interests of Johnson Space Center also located in the district. As a member of the Subcommittee on Environment, Babin has helped lead efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the EPA, which has threatened our petrochemical and agricultural interests with excessive regulation.