1995 American Woman Award
Congresswoman Connie Morella, reelected in 2000 to an eighth term, represents Maryland's Eighth District. Since first taking office in 1987, Congresswoman Morella has focused her legislative efforts on such issues as scientific research and development, education, the federal workforce, equity for women, and the environment.
Congresswoman Morella is chair of the Government Reform Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, where she was vice chair since 1997. This subcommittee oversees all aspects of the D.C. government, with the exception of appropriations. She also is a longstanding member of the Civil Service Subcommittee, where she sponsors and supports legislation to benefit federal employees and retirees.
The Congresswoman is a long-term member of the House Science Committee, currently serving as a member of the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards. During her time on the Science Committee, Congresswoman Morella has made technology transfer a priority, and has worked to create collaborative partnerships between federal laboratories, industry, and universities. She has been a national leader in enhancing computer security, in promoting the use of telemedicine and educational technology, and in forming national recommendations to address the under representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in the science and technology workforce.