Full Committee Markup of:
H.R. 676, the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023 - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 35 - 0
Requires NOAA to collaborate with State and local governments and Indian Tribes on vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, research planning, and similar activities.
H.R. 1482, the NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act of 2023 - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 36 - 0
Updates and improves the technology behind the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards system, which broadcasts emergency weather alerts across the country.
H.R. 1496, the National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 36 - 0
Upgrades the instant messaging technology used by the National Weather Service for more consistent and reliable communications.
H.R. 1713, the DOE and USDA Interagency Research Act - favorably reported to the House as amended by a vote of 36 - 0
Authorizes cross-cutting and collaborative research and development activities between the Department of Energy and USDA.
- Amendment #006 offered by Ms. Salinas (D-OR) - passed by voice vote
Supporting Research on biological pest control
- Amendment #004 offered by Ms. Salinas (D-OR) - passed by voice vote
Adds wildfire risk and prevention to list of focus areas
H.R. 1715, the Advanced Weather Model Computing Development Act - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 36 - 0
Advances numerical weather and climate prediction by directing the Department of Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct collaborative research.
H.R. 1734, the TRANQ Research Act - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 36 - 0
Directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology to deepen its partnerships and strategically focus on the science needed to detect, identify, and better understand synthetic opioids.
- Amendment #038 offered by Ms. Tenney (R-NY) - passed by voice vote
Adds reporting requirement and allows the Director of NIST to make legislative recommendations to improve implementation of this act.
H.R. 1735, the Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act - favorably reported to the House as amended by a vote of 37 - 0
This bill supports research and development of curricula and teaching methods improving mathematical and statistical modeling education using competitive grants.
- Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. Baird (R-IN) passed by voice vote
Makes technical changes to the underlying bill to include computer science in the definition of STEM; ensure language is consistent with previous NSF authorizing legislation; and be in compliance with House Floor protocols
- Amendment #021 offered by Mr. Posey (R-FL) - passed by voice vote
Ensures private schools (including faith-based) and home schools are included
- Amendment #007 offered by Ms. Stevens (D-MI) - passed by voice vote
Aims to reduce gaps in access to mathematical modeling educational learning opportunities for students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM.
- Amendment #003 offered by Ms. Salinas (D-OR) - passed by voice vote
Supports effective STEM education approaches for underrepresented students