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June 12, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on Combating Sexual Harassment in Science

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Combating Sexual Harassment in Science." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. We are here today to grapple with a very tough challenge facing the scientific community. Sexual harassment and gender hostility in the sciences is not new. Women have long endured demeaning …  Continue Reading 

June 11, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA's Science Mission." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you Madame Chair for holding this hearing on "Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA's Science Mission." Scientific research has been part of the …  Continue Reading 

June 11, 2019

Chair Horn’s Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA's Science Mission." Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome. I especially want to welcome our witnesses, thank you for being here. Before we begin our second hearing, I want to say …  Continue Reading 

June 05, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Ocean Exploration Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Ocean Exploration: Diving to New Depths and Discoveries." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you Chair Fletcher for holding this hearing, and I would also like to welcome our witnesses today. I am glad to see our Committee so engaged in World Oceans Month and Capitol Hill Ocean Week from our film …  Continue Reading 

June 05, 2019

Chair Fletcher’s Opening Statement for Ocean Exploration Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Ocean Exploration: Diving to New Depths and Discoveries." Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment's hearing entitled "Ocean Exploration: Diving to New Depths and Discoveries." The Committee is holding this hearing at …  Continue Reading 

June 04, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Biodiversity Loss Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Nature in Crisis: Biodiversity Loss and its Causes." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I would like to welcome our distinguished panel of witnesses and thank them for joining us. Today we have the opportunity to discuss an issue that has captivated the attention of the public and policymakers alike, …  Continue Reading 

May 21, 2019

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Opening Statement for Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Need for Resilience: Preparing America's Transportation Infrastructure for Climate Change." 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 morning. In the 116th Congress, the Science Committee will be …  Continue Reading 

May 21, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Need for Resilience: Preparing America's Transportation Infrastructure for Climate Change." 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 today's hearing of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee. I am …  Continue Reading 

May 16, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for U.S. Weather Enterprise Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "The Future of Forecasting: Building a Stronger U.S. Weather Enterprise." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chair Fletcher. I would also like to thank our witnesses for joining us this afternoon. The U.S. Weather Enterprise is comprised of academic, private, and public sectors. Our federally …  Continue Reading 

May 16, 2019

Chair Fletcher’s Opening Statement for U.S. Weather Enterprise Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "The Future of Forecasting: Building a Stronger U.S. Weather Enterprise." Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. I would like to welcome and thank all of our witnesses for being here today to discuss the important topic of the U.S. Weather Enterprise and how we …  Continue Reading 

May 16, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Event Horizon Telescope Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Event Horizon Telescope: The Black Hole Seen Round the World." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. Welcome to our witnesses. I am eager to hear more about this exciting breakthrough. Not long ago, scientists were not sure black holes were real. Even Einstein had his doubts. …  Continue Reading 

May 15, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Opening Statement for Future of Solar and Wind Technologies Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Advancing the Next Generation of Solar and Wind Energy Technologies." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this timely hearing on two of our most valuable renewable energy resources, solar energy and wind energy. Over the past ten years, costs of both …  Continue Reading 

May 15, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Future of Solar and Wind Technologies Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Advancing the Next Generation of Solar and Wind Energy Technologies." 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 our great panel of witnesses for being here today. I am excited to hear your valuable perspectives on the importance of federal support for solar and …  Continue Reading 

May 09, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on Achieving a Diverse STEM Workforce

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Achieving the Promise of a Diverse STEM Workforce." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. I am eager to hear from today's distinguished panel of witnesses, each of whom is a leader in overcoming obstacles to bring more people into STEM studies and careers. Thank you for the work you do and …  Continue Reading 

May 08, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

(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: A Review of NASA's Deep Space Exploration Programs and Lunar Proposal." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. I want to join the Chairwoman in welcoming our witnesses to today's hearing, and I look forward to your testimony. I will be brief in my …  Continue Reading 

May 08, 2019

Chair Horn’s Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

(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: A Review of NASA's Deep Space Exploration Programs and Lunar Proposal." Chair 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 welcome to our witnesses. Thank you for being here. Today, we're …  Continue Reading 

May 08, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Opening Statement for NSF FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of the National Science Foundation FY 2020 Budget Request." 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 to review the National Science Foundation budget request for fiscal year 2020. And thank you Dr. …  Continue Reading 

May 08, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens' Opening Statement for NSF FY20 Budget Request Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of the National Science Foundation FY 2020 Budget Request." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing to review the National Science Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request. Dr. Córdova and Dr. …  Continue Reading 

May 03, 2019

Chairman Lamb's Opening Statement for U.S. Civilian Nuclear Industry Field Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a field hearing in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, titled, "How the Domestic Nuclear Industry Boosts Local Economies, Curbs Emissions, and Strengthens National Security." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. I'll begin by welcoming all of our guests to Western Pennsylvania. We are lucky to have several of my …  Continue Reading 

May 03, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Opening Statement for U.S. Civilian Nuclear Industry Field Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a field hearing in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, titled, "How the Domestic Nuclear Industry Boosts Local Economies, Curbs Emissions, and Strengthens National Security." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for bringing together such a distinguished group of witnesses, and in beautiful …  Continue Reading 

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