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July 27, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Applauds House Passage of 8 House Science Bills

(Washington, DC) – This week, the House of Representatives passed 8 bipartisan bills brought to the floor by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

“The Science Committee is committed to finding solutions with science at the forefront to address the challenges facing Americans,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. “I am pleased the House passed bipartisan legislation this week that will support STEM students and researchers, ensure Americans have access to reliable communication during weather events, strengthen research on COVID-19 and harmful PFAS chemicals, create more transparency at DOE, bolster scientific integrity, and establish an Office of the Chief Scientist within NOAA. I applaud my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for working together to pass this bipartisan legislation, and I look forward to seeing their advancement.”

The House of Representatives passed the following bills:

1.    H.R. 6845 – Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act of 2022, as amended (Ranking Member Lucas)

2.    H.R. 7569 – Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act of 2022 (Rep. Ross)

3.    H.R. 6933 – Cost-Share Accountability Act of 2022 (Rep. Obernolte)

4.    H.R. 7289 – Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act, as amended (Rep. Fletcher)

5.    H.R. 3952 – NOAA Chief Scientist Act, as amended (Rep. Sherrill)

6.    H.R. 7361 – National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act (Rep. Feenstra)

7.   H.R. 3588 – Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act, as amended (Rep. Houlahan)

8.    H.R. 7180 – Brycen Gray and Ben Price COVID-19 Cognitive Research Act (Rep. Gonzalez)