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July 28, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Role of Technology in Countering Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to thank Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Stevens for holding this important hearing, and I want to thank our witnesses for joining us here …  Continue Reading 

July 28, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on the Role of Technology in Countering Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons." 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 examine the role of science and technology in combatting …  Continue Reading 

July 28, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on the Role of Technology in Countering Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons." 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 today's remote hearing entitled "The Role of Technology in Countering …  Continue Reading 

July 17, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Bolstering DOE Technology Transfer Activities to Accelerate Economic Recovery

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "From Lab to Market: Accelerating our Progress toward Economic Recovery and a Clean Energy Future." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, for holding this hearing today, and I would also like to thank our witnesses for participating. The Department of Energy's technology transfer …  Continue Reading 

July 17, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher Opening Statement for Hearing on Bolstering DOE Technology Transfer Activities to Accelerate Economic Recovery

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "From Lab to Market: Accelerating our Progress toward Economic Recovery and a Clean Energy Future." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to all of our witnesses that are joining us virtually today to discuss the importance of advancing the …  Continue Reading 

July 14, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on COVID-19, Extreme Heat, and Environmental Justice

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Sweltering in Place: COVID-19, Extreme Heat, and Environmental Justice." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. I'd like to welcome everyone to this virtual hearing to discuss the intersection of COVID-19, extreme heat, and environmental justice. I would also like to thank our esteemed witnesses for …  Continue Reading 

June 23, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on R&D to Support Healthy Air Travel in COVID-19 Era

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "R&D to Support Healthy Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you, Chairwoman Horn, for holding this hearing, and thank you to our witnesses for appearing before the Subcommittee today. The aviation system is both an important …  Continue Reading 

June 23, 2020

Chairwoman Horn Opening Statement for Hearing on R&D to Support Healthy Air Travel in COVID-19 Era

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "R&D to Support Healthy Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond." 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 today's remote hearing on "R&D to Support Healthy Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond." I'd like to …  Continue Reading 

June 19, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Repurposing Therapeutic Drugs for COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Repurposing Therapeutic Drugs for COVID-19: Research Challenges and Opportunities." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Foster, and thank you to all of our esteemed witnesses for appearing before the Subcommittee today. It is so important to learn from experts about …  Continue Reading 

June 19, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Repurposing Therapeutic Drugs for COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Repurposing Therapeutic Drugs for COVID-19: Research Challenges and Opportunities." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement for the record is below. Today's hearing revolves around one of humanity's most promising tools in its public health response to the current …  Continue Reading 

June 12, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Fire Service Community

Good afternoon and welcome to the Science, Space and Technology Committee's first virtual hearing. Today we are discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the fire service community and how we can best leverage existing federal programs to expedite assistance to fire departments during the pandemic. I appreciate our witnesses being here under these unusual circumstances but these are very important issues and we look forward to your testimony. In 2018, medical aid calls totaled 64% of all …  Continue Reading 

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 

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