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March 27, 2020

Congressman Beyer Highlights CARES Act Science and Research Support During House Floor Debate

(Washington, D.C.) - Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today delivered remarks on behalf of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during debate on the CARES Act. Beyer highlighted important science funding for medical research in the legislation, which is the third emergency relief bill passed by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyer's remarks (as prepared): Mister Speaker, as a Member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I want to draw attention to the research …  Continue Reading 

March 12, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 6084, H.R. 6097, H.R. 4481, and H.R. 4733

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is marking up H.R. 6084, the "Water Power Research and Development Act"; H.R. 6097, the "Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act"; H.R. 4481, the "Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2019"; and H.R. 4733, the "Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2019". Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is …  Continue Reading 

March 11, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing with NIST Director Walter Copan

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology." 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 morning's hearing to inform our reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I want to …  Continue Reading 

March 11, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing with NIST Director Walter Copan

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology." 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 this hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology to explore the major areas of research at the …  Continue Reading 

March 05, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing Examining Coronaviruses and How Science Can Respond

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Coronaviruses: Understanding the Spread of Infectious Diseases and Mobilizing Innovative Solutions." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. We have an excellent panel of witnesses today, all experts in their field. I look forward to a robust discussion of how science can help …  Continue Reading 

March 05, 2020

Vice Chairman Bera Opening Statement for Hearing Examining Coronaviruses and How Science Can Respond

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Coronaviruses: Understanding the Spread of Infectious Diseases and Mobilizing Innovative Solutions." Vice Chairman Ami Bera's (D-CA) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing on Coronaviruses: Understanding the Spread of Infectious Diseases and Mobilizing Innovative Solutions. I want to thank Ranking Member Lucas, the …  Continue Reading 

March 04, 2020

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 5519, H.R. 4656, and H.R. 3297

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is marking up H.R. 5519, the "Atmospheric Climate Intervention Research Act", H.R. 4656, the "Background Ozone Research Act", and H.R. 3297, the "Harmful Algal Bloom Essential Forecasting Act." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. We meet today to markup three bills. Welcome to our first Environment …  Continue Reading 

February 27, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Examination of Federal Flood Maps Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight are holding a joint hearing titled, "An Examination of Federal Flood Maps in a Changing Climate." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thanks to all our witnesses for being here. The FEMA flood mapping process is not a topic this Committee has explored very deeply …  Continue Reading 

February 27, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Examination of Federal Flood Maps Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight are holding a joint hearing titled, "An Examination of Federal Flood Maps in a Changing Climate." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill. The nuts and bolts of the National Flood Insurance Program are …  Continue Reading 

February 27, 2020

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Examination of Federal Flood Maps Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight are holding a joint hearing titled, "An Examination of Federal Flood Maps in a Changing Climate." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and welcome to the Environment Subcommittee's first hearing of 2020. This is my first hearing since …  Continue Reading 

February 27, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing with OSTP Director Droegemeier

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "A Review of the Administration's Federal Research and Development Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2021." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing to review the President's fiscal year 2021 budget request for research and development. Dr. Droegemeier, I want to welcome you before our …  Continue Reading 

February 12, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of Clean Energy Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 2986, the "Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act", H.R. 4230, the "Clean Industrial Technology (CIT) Act of 2019", H.R. 5374, the "Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act of 2019", H.R. 5428, the "Grid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2019", and H.R. 5760, the "Grid Security Research and Development Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for …  Continue Reading 

February 11, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Space Situational Awareness Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Space Situational Awareness: Key Issues in an Evolving Landscape." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Horn, for holding today's hearing on space situational awareness, and thank you to each of our witnesses for your thoughtful prepared testimony. During the 116th …  Continue Reading 

February 11, 2020

Chairwoman Horn Opening Statement for Space Situational Awareness Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Space Situational Awareness: Key Issues in an Evolving Landscape." 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 our witnesses. Thank you for being here today. In today's hearing we will begin to address one of the most pressing …  Continue Reading 

February 11, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Cybersecurity Workforce Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "More Hires, Fewer Hacks: Developing the U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce." 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 morning's hearing on developing our nation's cybersecurity workforce and I want to welcome and thank the expert …  Continue Reading 

February 11, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Cybersecurity Workforce Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "More Hires, Fewer Hacks: Developing the U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce." 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 this hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology to explore the major challenges that have led to …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Tech Transfer Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, “America’s Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to the Chair and Ranking Member for holding this hearing and for introducing a good, bipartisan bill making improvements to the SBIR and STTR programs. I would also like to welcome …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Tech Transfer Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "America's Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to this hearing of the Subcommittee on Research & Technology to review opportunities and challenges for the Small Business …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher Opening Statement for EERE Oversight Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Management and Spending Challenges within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for EERE Oversight Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Management and Spending Challenges within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Fletcher, for holding this joint …  Continue Reading 

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