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September 30, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Addressing the Compound Crises of Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and the Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Coping with Compounding Crises: Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and a Global Pandemic." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this important hearing today. Good morning and thanks to all our witnesses for being here. We are in an unprecedented moment in our …  Continue Reading 

September 30, 2020

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on Addressing the Compound Crises of Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and the Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Coping with Compounding Crises: Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and a Global Pandemic." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to this Environment Subcommittee hearing on Coping with Compound Crises: Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and a …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Floor Statement on the Consideration of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) spoke on the House floor during consideration of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. H.R. 4447 includes 16 bipartisan bills contributed by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) floor statement is below. The threat of climate change is one of the most urgent threats we face. Today, as I speak, vast portions of the west coast of our Nation are consumed …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Data Management during COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Data for Decision-Making: Responsible Management of Data during COVID-19 and Beyond." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Foster, and thank you to our panel of witnesses for appearing before the Subcommittee today. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 200,000 lives in the …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Data Management during COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Data for Decision-Making: Responsible Management of Data during COVID-19 and Beyond." 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 this virtual hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. Today's hearing …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2020

Chairwoman Horn Opening Statement for Hearing on Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Cybersecurity at NASA: Ongoing Challenges and Emerging Issues for Increased Telework During COVID-19." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I'd like to welcome our distinguished panel of witnesses, Members, and those viewing remotely, to …  Continue Reading 

September 18, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Cybersecurity at NASA: Ongoing Challenges and Emerging Issues for Increased Telework During COVID-19." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), submitted the following opening statement for the record. Good morning Chairwoman Horn, Ranking Member Babin, and Members of the Subcommittee. To our witnesses, welcome and thank you for being here. …  Continue Reading 

September 11, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Biological Research at the DOE and the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Biological research at the Department of Energy: Leveraging DOE's Unique Capabilities to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you Chairwoman Fletcher for holding this hearing today, and thank you to all of our witnesses for being here. Today we meet to discuss the …  Continue Reading 

September 11, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher Opening Statement for Hearing on Biological Research at the DOE and the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Biological research at the Department of Energy: Leveraging DOE's Unique Capabilities to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and welcome to today's hearing on biological research at the Department of Energy, where we will hear …  Continue Reading 

September 09, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research." 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 hearing, and thank you to our distinguished panel for joining us today. This nation is in crisis on many fronts. Due to an …  Continue Reading 

September 09, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research." 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 our distinguished panelists. I'd like to give a special welcome to Dr. David Stone from Oakland University, the pride of …  Continue Reading 

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 

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