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November 20, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Earth Prediction Innovation Center Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing titled, "A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chair Fletcher. We have had many discussions this Congress, and Congresses in the past, about the importance of accurate and timely weather forecasts. Weather …  Continue Reading 

November 20, 2019

Chair Fletcher’s Opening Statement for Earth Prediction Innovation Center Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction." Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment's hearing entitled "A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in …  Continue Reading 

November 20, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Vaccine Science Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing on vaccine science and innovation. Smallpox once plagued the world's population, killing approximately 300 million people in the 20th century alone. Smallpox is the only human …  Continue Reading 

November 18, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Remarks at the Launch of the 2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Global Report & U.S. Policy Brief

Keynote Remarks Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Launch of the 2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Global Report & U.S. Policy Brief Good morning and thank you to Climate Nexus for the invitation to speak with all of you today. I have previously said that climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. But I would argue, and I think others in this room would agree, that it is also one of …  Continue Reading 

November 14, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Water and Geothermal Power Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Water and Geothermal Power: Unearthing the Next Wave of Energy Innovation." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this timely hearing on two very important renewable energy resources, water and geothermal power. Water and geothermal power are some of …  Continue Reading 

November 14, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Water and Geothermal Power Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Water and Geothermal Power: Unearthing the Next Wave of Energy Innovation." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to this distinguished panel of witnesses for joining us today. This afternoon we'll be holding another hearing on clean energy technology …  Continue Reading 

November 14, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4704, H.R. 4990, and H.R. 4979

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4704, the "Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act"; H.R. 4990, the "Election Technology Research Act"; and H.R. 4979, the "Rural STEM Education Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's markup of what I think are three excellent bills. I want to thank Representatives McAdams, Gonzalez, and Balderson for …  Continue Reading 

November 13, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Structuring a Successful Moon to Mars Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 2: Structuring a Moon-Mars Program for Success." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. I want to welcome both of our distinguished witnesses to today's hearing. Neither of you is a stranger to this Committee. We have benefited from your thoughtful …  Continue Reading 

November 13, 2019

Chairwoman Horn Opening Statement for Hearing on Structuring a Successful Moon to Mars Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 2: Structuring a Moon-Mars Program for Success." 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. I'd like to extend a special thank you and welcome to our distinguished witnesses. We're honored to have …  Continue Reading 

November 13, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Censor Science

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Strengthening Transparency or Silencing Science? The Future of Science in EPA Rulemaking." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I would like to welcome our witnesses to today's hearing -- "Strengthening Transparency or Silencing Science? The Future of Science in EPA Rulemaking." We are here today to …  Continue Reading 

October 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Smart Mobility Field Hearing

(Livonia, Michigan) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a field hearing titled, "Smart Mobility: It's a Community Issue." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to thank Chairwoman Stevens for organizing this important hearing. As a longtime Member of both the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I …  Continue Reading 

October 25, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens’ Opening Statement for Smart Mobility Field Hearing

(Livonia, Michigan) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a field hearing titled, "Smart Mobility: It's a Community Issue." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. It is truly significant to be gathered here today in Livonia, Michigan. I'm delighted to host today's hearing and extend the warmest welcome and …  Continue Reading 

October 23, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Space Weather Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee Space and Aeronautics are holding a joint hearing titled, "Space Weather: Advancing Research: Monitoring, and Forecasting Capabilities." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chair Fletcher. I am pleased that the committee is holding this hearing to examine crucial knowledge gaps that the space weather …  Continue Reading 

October 23, 2019

Chairwoman Horn’s Opening Statement for Space Weather Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee Space and Aeronautics are holding a joint hearing titled, "Space Weather: Advancing Research: Monitoring, and Forecasting Capabilities." 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. I look forward to your testimony. I'm pleased be working …  Continue Reading 

October 23, 2019

Chair Fletcher’s Opening Statement for Space Weather Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee Space and Aeronautics are holding a joint hearing titled, "Space Weather: Advancing Research, Monitoring, and Forecasting Capabilities." Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to today's joint subcommittee hearing on advancing our nation's space weather …  Continue Reading 

October 17, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4091, H.R. 2051, and H.R. 1709

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4091, the "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019", H.R. 2051, the "Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019", and H.R. 1709, the "Science Integrity Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's markup of three good bills. I am very pleased that we are considering the bipartisan ARPA-E …  Continue Reading 

October 17, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 4091, H.R. 2051, and H.R. 1709

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 4091, the "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019", H.R. 2051, the "Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019", and H.R. 1709, the "Science Integrity Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's markup of three good bills. I am very pleased that we are considering the bipartisan ARPA-E …  Continue Reading 

October 15, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for New Jersey Field Hearing on Lead Contamination

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology." 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 a hearing of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee. It's a pleasure to be able to have this …  Continue Reading 

September 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Online Disinformation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Online Imposters and Disinformation." 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 afternoon. I'm glad we're holding this hearing today. It's worth acknowledging just how deeply the phenomenon of online …  Continue Reading 

September 26, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for Online Disinformation Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Online Imposters and Disinformation." 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 a hearing of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee. We're here today to discuss online imposters and disinformation. …  Continue Reading 

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