Scientific Solutions for the People
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is taking action to solve today's pressing issues.
From COVID19 to the climate crisis to American leadership in innovation - our members are working for a better future for all.
We invite you take a deep dive into some of our priorities for the 117th Congress.
Acting on Climate Change
Throughout the 116th Congress, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology acted in the fight against the climate crisis. In this effort we held hearings, drafted and passed legislation, and moved the conversation forward on strong, innovative climate policy. Protecting our planet and serving as stewards for the next generation requires a coordinated effort. As we reflect on the progress made in the 116th Congress, we look forward to furthering our efforts as we continue the 117th Congress.
- We must act on climate, and we cannot wait until the decade is out
- Preparation for peak hurricane season must include protection against COVID-19
- Chairwoman Johnson Statement on State of the Climate in 2020 Report
- The State of Federal Wildland Fire Science: Examining Opportunities for Further Research & Coordination
- NASA’s Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future Opportunities
- Chairwoman Johnson Statement on UNEP Global Methane Assessment
- National Science Foundation: Advancing Research for the Future of U.S. Innovation Part II
- Chairwoman Johnson Statement on NCEI New U.S. Climate Normals
- Chairwoman Johnson Responds to President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress
- Working Towards Climate Equity: the Case for a Federal Climate Service
- FACT CHECK: Chairwoman Johnson and Dr. Jesse Jenkins Debunk Myths on the Feb 2021 Texas Grid Failure
Strengthening Scientific Integrity
Science does not have a political agenda. As we move forward with policy to better our country and scientific enterprise, we must ensure that federal scientists and agencies are able to do their work free of political interference.
When science is done well, it is because trained professionals can follow the data and subject their findings to rigorous peer review. The scientific breakthroughs of the past year, including the COVID-19 vaccines, have shown the remarkable accomplishments our scientists can achieve when they are supported, work together, and make science-based decisions.
Ensuring Leadership in Science & Technology
Global competition in science and technology has emerged as an urgent bipartisan priority – and we are prepared to meet the challenge of our global competitors.
The Committee invests significant time and effort in understanding cutting edge technologies that will drive innovation and economic growth while protecting our Nation’s intellectual property and security.
The future of science and innovation is in cross-cutting, state of the art research conducted by our federal laboratories, federal scientists, and colleges and universities. Together, we will not only lead the world in innovation, we will also lead the world in solutions to today’s most pressing societal challenges.
- US must not only lead in artificial intelligence, but also in its ethical application
- Congresswomen Johnson and Lofgren Congratulate National Ignition Facility on Major Milestone Toward Fusion Ignition
- People in underserved communities innovate every day, and science should harness that ingenuity
- Science Committee Leaders Celebrate Passage of Legislation to Fund American Science and Innovation at NSF and DOE
- Chairwoman Johnson Celebrates Successful and Bipartisan Committee Markup on Delivering for the Future
- Chairs Johnson and Foster Applaud Administration Pledge to Provide 500 Million U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines for Global Distribution
- H.R. 3593, the DOE Science for the Future Act
- Overview of the Science and Energy Research Enterprise of the U.S. Department of Energy
- H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act