Opening Statement:

Chairman Frank Lucas

Full Committee Markup of: 

H.R. 6093, Weather Act Reauthorization - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 31-0

To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather research, support improvements in weather forecasting and prediction, expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes. 

  • Amendment #031 to H.R. 6093, Offered by Mr. Strong (R-AL) with Ms. Ross (D-NC) - passed by voice vote
    Addresses workforce issues at the National Weather Service by establishing milestones, timelines, and service level expectations required for expeditious hiring and timely onboarding of NWS employees. Conducts an assessment of medical impacts, including stress and mental health, on NWS employees working rotating shifts. Designates at least one service hydrologist at each Weather Forecast Office.