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June 15, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Markup of NSF for the Future Act and DOE Science for the Future Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 2225, the "National Science Foundation for the Future Act" and H.R. 3593, the "Department of Energy Science for the Future Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's markup of H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act and HR 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act. America …  Continue Reading 

June 09, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Building Regional Innovation Economies

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building Regional Innovation Economies" Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to thank Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Waltz for holding this hearing. And thank you to our esteemed panel of witnesses for joining us to share your expertise. The U.S. innovation ecosystem is the envy …  Continue Reading 

June 09, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Building Regional Innovation Economies

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building Regional Innovation Economies." 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 today's hearing on building regional innovation economies. Thank you to our distinguished witnesses for joining us. In recent decades, …  Continue Reading 

June 07, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on a National Oceanshot to Accelerate Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this important hearing on the future of ocean research in the United States. It is an exciting time to be discussing the ocean given …  Continue Reading 

June 07, 2021

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on a National Oceanshot to Accelerate Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology." 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 on "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes …  Continue Reading 

May 27, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing with Secretary Granholm on the Science and Energy Research Enterprise of DOE

Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Overview of the Science and Energy Research Enterprise of the U.S. Department of Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning everyone, and thank you, Madam Secretary, for appearing before us today. It is so great to see you. As you know, this Committee has jurisdiction over all of the Department of …  Continue Reading 

May 25, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our members and panelists. Thank you for joining us for this …  Continue Reading 

May 25, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon to our witnesses and thank you for joining us here today. Securing Federal government systems from cyberattack is an …  Continue Reading 

May 25, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." 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 joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology …  Continue Reading 

May 19, 2021

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Scientific Computing at DOE

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Discovery: "The Future of Scientific Computing at the Department of Energy." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to all of our witnesses who are joining us virtually today to discuss the importance of scientific computing at the Department of …  Continue Reading 

May 19, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Scientific Computing at DOE

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Discovery: "The Future of Scientific Computing at the Department of Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Bowman, for holding this hearing, and I also want to thank this excellent panel of witnesses for your participation and thoughtful written testimony. The …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 2027, the MSI STEM Achievement Act

The United States is facing grave challenges on many fronts. We are only beginning to emerge from a global pandemic, with the outlook still uncertain. Our critical infrastructure, our Federal agencies, and companies across all sectors are being hacked. We are racing to mitigate the destructive effects of climate change. Our economic competitiveness is threatened as competitors like China invest heavily in science and technology. To solve these problems, we need a cadre of trained scientists …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 204, the STEM Opportunities Act

Our economic competitiveness and national prosperity depend in large part on our capacity to lead the world in science and innovation. We need a STEM workforce that is equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of today's industries and make breakthrough discoveries that will launch future industries. We are having a spirited debate in Congress about how best to position ourselves to maintain our leadership position in science and innovation, especially with respect to China. In …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 210, Rural STEM Education Research Act

I was proud to join Ranking Member Lucas in introducing his Rural STEM Education Research Act. Access to high-quality STEM education has too long been place-based. For students who grow up in rural areas of this country, even in states that boast some of the world's best research universities, a STEM career may seem unattainable. Many rural students have never met a practicing scientist or engineer. Their teachers often struggle with limited resources for the STEM curriculum. It is unlikely …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 2695, the Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act

The United States has made great strides in recruiting more women to study science and engineering and pursue research careers. Despite this progress, women researchers remain underrepresented in many STEM fields, particularly in senior positions. For a long time, many assumed that as the number of women earning STEM degrees increased, the disparity at the top would narrow. But that has not been the case. Unfortunately, we continue to lose talented women at every stage of their research …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 144, the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous disruptions to the scientific enterprise. The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held two hearings to explore the challenges and learn what is needed to help the scientific community recover. Researchers and their students were kept away from the lab, significantly slowing progress on the research and limiting opportunities for mentoring. Research facilities were shuttered and conferences cancelled. Travel restrictions resulted in missed …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Earth Science and Climate Change Activities at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future Opportunities." 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 "NASA's Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Earth Science and Climate Change Activities at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future Opportunities." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you Chairman Beyer for holding today's hearing on NASA's climate change activities. I'm pleased that the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee is taking a close …  Continue Reading 

May 13, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Subcommittee Markup of the NSF for the Future Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is marking up H.R. 2225, the "NSF for the Future Act." 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 today's markup of H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act. I want to start by thanking Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas for their …  Continue Reading 

May 13, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Subcommittee Markup of the NSF for the Future Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is marking up H.R. 2225, the "NSF for the Future Act." 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 markup. In March, I was joined by my colleagues Ranking Member Lucas, Chairwoman Stevens, and Ranking Member Waltz, in introducing the "National Science Foundation …  Continue Reading 

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