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December 10, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Critical Materials Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Research and Innovation to Address the Critical Materials Challenge." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you to all our witnesses for joining us here today to discuss a topic that is of great importance to many of our nation's industries: the supply of critical materials. There are …  Continue Reading 

December 10, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Critical Materials Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Research and Innovation to Address the Critical Materials Challenge." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you to this distinguished panel of witnesses for joining us today. Today we'll be holding a hearing on the importance of rare or difficult-to-obtain …  Continue Reading 

December 09, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Floor Statement on H.R. 4355

Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on H.R. 4355, the Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act I rise today in support of H.R. 4355, the Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act. "Deep fake" technology, which manipulates photos, videos, or audio clips to produce content that seems real but is not, has become increasingly commonplace in recent years. This increase in prevalence has been spurred in part by increases in computing …  Continue Reading 

December 09, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Floor Statement on S. 737

Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on S. 737, the Building Blocks of STEM Act I rise today in support of S. 737, the - Building Blocks of STEM Act. The demand for computer science skills is on the rise across all sectors of the economy. To ensure that we have the capacity to meet that demand, we must attract more students to study computer science. A major challenge for increasing the number of computer science graduates is the low participation of women. Even …  Continue Reading 

December 05, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Science and Technology Advice for Congress Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Experts Needed: Options for Improved Science and Technology Advice for Congress." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to our witnesses. The history of a technology assessment function within the legislative branch is tied to our own Committee's early history. Beginning in the mid-1960's the …  Continue Reading 

December 04, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology and Subcommittee on Environment are holding a joint hearing titled, "Calm Before the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program." Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwomen Stevens and Fletcher, for holding this hearing. As Chair Fletcher already discussed, the state of Texas has …  Continue Reading 

December 04, 2019

Chair Fletcher Opening Statement for National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology and Subcommittee on Environment are holding a joint hearing titled, "Calm Before the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. I would like to join Chairwoman Stevens in welcoming you to today's joint …  Continue Reading 

December 04, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology and Subcommittee on Environment are holding a joint hearing titled, "Calm Before the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to this joint hearing of the Subcommittees on Research …  Continue Reading 

November 22, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Advanced Carbon Capture R&D Field Hearing

(Houston, TX) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a field hearing titled, "The Future of Advanced Carbon Capture Research and Development." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chair Fletcher, for holding today's hearing in Houston on the Department of Energy's efforts to advance carbon capture, utilization, and storage, or CCUS, technologies. …  Continue Reading 

November 22, 2019

Chair Fletcher’s Opening Statement for Advanced Carbon Capture R&D Field Hearing

(Houston, TX) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a field hearing titled, "The Future of Advanced Carbon Capture Research and Development." For the purposes of this field hearing, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) is serving as the Acting Chair for the Subcommittee on Energy. Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's, opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Mr. Weber. I am grateful for your …  Continue Reading 

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 

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