Which former U.S. presidential candidate is the chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness?
While he would surely rather be president right now, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is, in fact, the chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. In this role, Cruz works with fellow senators to provide oversight on organizations related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as play a role in shaping research, measurement and policy regarding these fields – and space, of course. Basically, a lot of complex science stuff that makes being president sound a lot easier in comparison. Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz is an American politician and attorney, who has served as the junior United States Senator from Texas since 2013. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
Born: 22 December 1970 (age 46), Calgary, Canada
Height: 1.78 m
Spouse: Heidi Cruz (m. 2001)
Office: Senator (R-TX) since 2013
Parents: Rafael Cruz, Eleanor Darragh
Education: Harvard Law School (1995), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1992)