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October 17, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4091, H.R. 2051, and H.R. 1709

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4091, the "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019", H.R. 2051, the "Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019", and H.R. 1709, the "Science Integrity Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's markup of three good bills. I am very pleased that we are considering the bipartisan ARPA-E …  Continue Reading 

October 17, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4091, H.R. 2051, and H.R. 1709

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4091, the "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019", H.R. 2051, the "Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019", and H.R. 1709, the "Science Integrity Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's markup of three good bills. I am very pleased that we are considering the bipartisan ARPA-E …  Continue Reading 

October 15, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for New Jersey Field Hearing on Lead Contamination

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome a hearing of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee. It's a pleasure to be able to have this …  Continue Reading 

September 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Online Disinformation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Online Imposters and Disinformation." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Thank you Madam Chair, and I would like to join you in welcoming our witnesses this afternoon. I'm glad we're holding this hearing today. It's worth acknowledging just how deeply the phenomenon of online …  Continue Reading 

September 26, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for Online Disinformation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Online Imposters and Disinformation." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to a hearing of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee. We're here today to discuss online imposters and disinformation. …  Continue Reading 

September 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Extreme Weather Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Understanding, Forecasting, and Communicating Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing on extreme weather. This is a topic that I think is universally relevant, as many of my colleagues and our constituents have dealt with extreme weather …  Continue Reading 

September 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4373, H.R. 4372, and H.R. 4355

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4373, the "Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019"; H.R. 4372, the "MSI STEM Achievement Act"; and H.R. 4355, the "Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Welcome to today's Science Committee markup of three bipartisan bills. First, we will consider H.R. 4373, the …  Continue Reading 

September 24, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on AI and the Workforce

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Baird, for holding this hearing. I would also like to welcome this esteemed panel of witnesses and thank each of you for accommodating the rescheduling of …  Continue Reading 

September 24, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens’ Opening Statement for Hearing on AI and the Workforce

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, welcome and thank you to our witnesses for joining us here today, I'm looking forward to hearing your testimony. Thank you for your flexibility …  Continue Reading 

September 19, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Wheeler

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Science and Technology at the Environmental Protection Agency." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I would like to welcome Administrator Wheeler to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for the first time. The Members of this Committee look forward to your testimony today as we all understand …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Sustainable Transportation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Next Mile: Technology Pathways to Accelerate Sustainability within the Transportation Sector." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this timely hearing on how we can best accelerate the sustainability of our nation's transportation sector. I also …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Sustainable Transportation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Next Mile: Technology Pathways to Accelerate Sustainability within the Transportation Sector." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to all our witnesses joining us here today to discuss a topic that is critical for our nation: sustainable transportation. …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Status of NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Developing Core Capabilities for Deep Space Exploration: An Update on NASA's SLS, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to our witnesses. I want to thank Subcommittee Chairwoman Horn for holding today's hearing on NASA's Space …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2019

Chairwoman Horn’s Opening Statement for Status of NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Developing Core Capabilities for Deep Space Exploration: An Update on NASA's SLS, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our witnesses. We appreciate your being here. As I said in the …  Continue Reading 

September 11, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4091 and H.R. 4230

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is marking up H.R. 4091, the "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019" and H.R. 4230, the "Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. I am pleased to consider two bipartisan bills today that are essential to securing our nation's clean energy future. These bills were considered at …  Continue Reading 

September 10, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on the State of Forensic Science

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Raising the Bar: Progress and Future Needs in Forensic Science." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. The criminal justice system relies on forensic science to identify and prosecute criminals and exonerate the falsely accused. Unfortunately, for too long, the science in …  Continue Reading 

July 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Overview of Commercial Space Industry Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "The Commercial Space Landscape: Innovation, Market, and Policy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and thank you Chairwoman Horn for holding this hearing on the "Commercial Space Landscape." I also want to welcome our witnesses. It's good to have you here and we appreciate …  Continue Reading 

July 25, 2019

Chairwoman Horn’s Opening Statement for Overview of Commercial Space Industry Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "The Commercial Space Landscape: Innovation, Market, and Policy." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and welcome to today's hearing on "The Commercial Space Landscape: Innovation, Market, and Policy." I especially want to welcome our …  Continue Reading 

July 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Sustainable Chemistry Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Benign by Design: Innovations in Sustainable Chemistry." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Baird, for holding this hearing. I would also like to welcome the expert witnesses and thank you for participating this morning. The purpose of this …  Continue Reading 

July 25, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens’ Opening Statement for Sustainable Chemistry Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Benign by Design: Innovations in Sustainable Chemistry." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to our distinguished panelists. We are here to discuss a very important topic, one that has enormous potential to change the way …  Continue Reading 

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