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April 09, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Statement for Markup of Ocean Acidification Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is marking up H.R. 1237, the "COAST Research Act of 2019", H.R. 1716, the "Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2019", H.R. 1921, the "Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019", and H.R. 988, the "NEAR Act of 2019." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to Chair Fletcher for holding this markup …  Continue Reading 

April 09, 2019

Chair Fletcher Statement for Markup of Ocean Acidification Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is marking up H.R. 1237, the "COAST Research Act of 2019", H.R. 1716, the "Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2019", H.R. 1921, the "Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019", and H.R. 988, the "NEAR Act of 2019." Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Welcome to our first Environment …  Continue Reading 

April 09, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for NIST FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and I welcome Dr. Copan before this Committee for the first time. In today's hearing we will review the Administration's fiscal year 2020 budget …  Continue Reading 

April 09, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for NIST FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request." 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 to review the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fiscal Year …  Continue Reading 

April 02, 2019

Chair Horn Opening Statement for NASA FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a hearing titled, "A Review of the NASA FY 2020 Budget Request." Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this hearing to review NASA's Fiscal Year 2020 budget request, and welcome, Administrator Bridenstine. I …  Continue Reading 

April 02, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for NASA FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a hearing titled, "A Review of the NASA FY 2020 Budget Request." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome Administrator Bridenstine. We have a lot to cover at today's hearing, so I will come right to the point. You have stated that NASA's fiscal year 2020 budget request is a good …  Continue Reading 

March 27, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Energy and Water Research Integration Act Markup

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a markup of H.R. 34, the "Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this mark-up to advance legislation that prioritizes the relationship between water, one of our most valuable natural resources, and our energy systems. …  Continue Reading 

March 27, 2019

Chairman Lamb Opening Statement for Energy and Water Research Integration Act Markup

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a markup of H.R. 34, the "Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to the first markup of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of this Congress. I'd like to thank Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas for introducing …  Continue Reading 

March 27, 2019

Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill Opening Statement for Review of EPA's IRIS Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Environment are holding a hearing titled, "EPA's IRIS Program: Reviewing its Progress and Roadblocks Ahead." 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 the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee's first hearing of the 116th Congress. …  Continue Reading 

March 27, 2019

Chair Fletcher Opening Statement for Review of EPA’s IRIS Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Environment are holding a hearing titled, "EPA's IRIS Program: Reviewing its Progress and Roadblocks Ahead." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and I would like to join Chairwoman Sherrill in welcoming all of our witnesses on both panels for being here today. …  Continue Reading 

March 27, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Review of EPA’s IRIS Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Environment are holding a hearing titled, "EPA's IRIS Program: Reviewing its Progress and Roadblocks Ahead." 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 morning. This Committee has a long history of oversight of the EPA's IRIS …  Continue Reading 

March 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Advanced Manufacturing Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy are holding a hearing titled, "Revitalizing American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to our witnesses. Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Chairman Lamb, for holding this timely hearing to draw attention to the role the Manufacturing USA …  Continue Reading 

March 26, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Advanced Manufacturing Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy are holding a hearing titled, "Revitalizing American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens's (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to this joint hearing with the Research & Technology Subcommittee and the Energy Subcommittee. A warm …  Continue Reading 

March 13, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on America’s Future in Space

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "America in Space: Future Visions, Current Issues." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome. I especially want to welcome our distinguished witnesses. I have often said that this Committee is about the future, and I commend to you the words on the wall behind me: "For I dipped into the future, far …  Continue Reading 

March 12, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Engineering Biology Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Engineering Our Way to a Sustainable Bioeconomy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Madam Chairwoman for holding this hearing. And I want to thank you and the Ranking Member for putting together such a distinguished panel of witnesses. This morning, we will hear about engineering …  Continue Reading 

March 12, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Engineering Biology Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Engineering Our Way to a Sustainable Bioeconomy." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens's (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to the Research and Technology Subcommittee's first hearing of the 116th Congress. A warm welcome as well to our distinguished group of …  Continue Reading 

March 07, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Testifies Before House Budget Committee on FY 2020 Budget

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) joined with several Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle in testifying before the House Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. Chairwoman Johnson's prepared statement is below. Good morning. Since submission of the President's Fiscal Year 2020 budget request has been delayed, it is obviously not possible to comment on its impact on the nation's research and innovation enterprise. However, if the …  Continue Reading 

March 07, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Energy Water Nexus Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Energy Water Nexus: Drier Watts and Cheaper Drops." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to our witnesses. Thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this timely hearing to bring attention to the interplay between water, one of our most valuable natural resources, and our energy systems. …  Continue Reading 

March 07, 2019

Chairman Lamb Opening Statement for Energy Water Nexus Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Energy Water Nexus: Drier Watts and Cheaper Drops." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and I'd like to thank our panel of witnesses for being here today. I'd also like to thank both Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas for introducing the Energy and Water Research …  Continue Reading 

March 06, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to our distinguished panel of expert witnesses. We called you here today because of your decades of collective experience and wisdom about the U.S. science and technology enterprise, and I look forward …  Continue Reading 

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