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December 01, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Astro2020 Decadal Survey

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s.”   Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens’s (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Beyer. …  Continue Reading 

December 01, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Astro2020 Decadal Survey

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX), opening statement is below. Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Beyer and Chairwoman Stevens, for holding this hearing, and welcome to our …  Continue Reading 

December 01, 2021

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Astro2020 Decadal Survey

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s.”   Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today’s …  Continue Reading 

November 17, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Fusion Energy Research and Technology Development

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fostering a New Era of Fusion Energy Research and Technology Development." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Bowman, for holding this hearing on fusion energy activities carried out by the Department of Energy. There are many of us on the Science, Space, and …  Continue Reading 

November 17, 2021

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on Fusion Energy Research and Technology Development

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fostering a New Era of Fusion Energy Research and Technology Development." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to this excellent panel of witnesses who are joining us virtually today to discuss recent breakthroughs and next steps for the …  Continue Reading 

November 16, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of H.R. 5781, H.R. 1437, and H.R. 5324

(Washington, DC) - Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 5781, the "National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act;" H.R. 1437, the "Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act;" and H.R. 5324, the "NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act of 2021." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to welcome everyone this morning to our markup of three bills that address critical …  Continue Reading 

November 10, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Weathering the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Waltz, for holding this important hearing today. And thank you to our witnesses for joining us. Many Americans have …  Continue Reading 

November 10, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Weathering the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens's (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you to our distinguished panel of witnesses for joining our virtual hearing on examining the …  Continue Reading 

October 21, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Enabling Success at DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Judicious Spending to Enable Success at the Office of Nuclear Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairman Bowman, for holding this joint oversight hearing on activities carried out by DOE's Office of Nuclear …  Continue Reading 

October 21, 2021

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on Enabling Success at DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Judicious Spending to Enable Success at the Office of Nuclear Energy." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to all of our witnesses who are joining us virtually today to discuss the …  Continue Reading 

October 21, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Enabling Success at DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Judicious Spending to Enable Success at the Office of Nuclear Energy." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning to our witnesses and thank you for joining us for our oversight hearing on …  Continue Reading 

October 20, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Space Nuclear Propulsion

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Deep Space Travel with Space Nuclear Propulsion." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Beyer, for holding this hearing. For decades, the space community has identified nuclear propulsion as a required and enabling technology for our human …  Continue Reading 

October 20, 2021

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Space Nuclear Propulsion

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Deep Space Travel with Space Nuclear Propulsion." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer's (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's hearing on "Accelerating Deep Space Travel with Space Nuclear Propulsion." I want to welcome our panel of impressive …  Continue Reading 

October 14, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Building a Weather-Ready Nation

(Dallas, TX) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "The Future of Forecasting: Building a Weather-Ready National on All Fronts." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to our witnesses for joining us here today. In April 2011, a tornado outbreak tore through Mississippi, Alabama, and neighboring states. Over 300 lives were lost. This was despite an average lead …  Continue Reading 

October 05, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX), opening statement is below. Good morning. There is an important conversation going on within the research enterprise about legitimate risks to U.S. research. Undue foreign …  Continue Reading 

October 05, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens's (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. I want to thank our …  Continue Reading 

October 05, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our members and our panelists. Thank you for …  Continue Reading 

September 28, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Researching the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Disinformation Black Box: Researching Social Media Data." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning to our panelists, and thank you to Chairman Foster for holding this hearing. This topic will only grow in relevance as social media becomes all the more ingrained in our lives. …  Continue Reading 

September 28, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Researching the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Disinformation Black Box: Researching Social Media Data." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our members and our panelists. Thank you for joining us for this hearing on researcher access to …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2021

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's Environment Subcommittee hearing to discuss the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Science and Stewardship …  Continue Reading 

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