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July 11, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Glacial and Ice Sheet Melt Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Earth's Thermometers: Glacial and Ice Sheet Melt in a Changing Climate." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I would like to welcome our witnesses to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee's hearing entitled "Earth's Thermometers: Glacial and Ice Sheet Melt in a Changing Climate." It seems as …  Continue Reading 

July 10, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson's Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 3597, H.R. 3607, and H.R. 3609

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a markup of H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019; H.R. 3607, the Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019; and H.R. 3609, the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding this mark-up to …  Continue Reading 

July 10, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 3597, H.R. 3607, and H.R. 3609

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a markup of H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019; H.R. 3607, the Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019; and H.R. 3609, the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019. Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-PA), opening statement for the record is below. Today, we are marking up three bipartisan bills that …  Continue Reading 

July 10, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the International Space Station

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of NASA's Plans for the International Space Station and Future Activities in Low Earth Orbit." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Horn, for holding this hearing to consider NASA's plans for the International Space Station and future activities in low Earth …  Continue Reading 

July 10, 2019

Chairwoman Horn’s Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the International Space Station

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of NASA's Plans for the International Space Station and Future Activities in Low Earth Orbit." 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 our distinguished panel of witnesses. I appreciate your being here, and I look …  Continue Reading 

June 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Aeronautics Mission: Enabling the Transformation of Aviation." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Madame Chair, for holding this hearing on NASA's aeronautics mission and the activities of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. As most of us in this room know, …  Continue Reading 

June 26, 2019

Chair Horn’s Opening Statement for NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Aeronautics Mission: Enabling the Transformation of Aviation." 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'm especially pleased to welcome our distinguished group of witnesses. Thank you for being here. We're on the cusp of …  Continue Reading 

June 26, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for AI Ethics Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Artificial Intelligence: Societal and Ethical Implications." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our distinguished panel of witnesses. We are here today to learn about the societal impacts and ethical implications of a technology that is rapidly changing our lives, namely, Artificial …  Continue Reading 

June 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Election Security Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "Election Security: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities." 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 on such an important …  Continue Reading 

June 25, 2019

Chairwoman Stevens’ Opening Statement for Election Security Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "Election Security: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities." 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 hearing to review U.S. election security and voting technology vulnerabilities. I …  Continue Reading 

June 25, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for Election Security Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "Election Security: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and welcome to a joint hearing of the Investigations and Oversight and Research & …  Continue Reading 

June 25, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing with Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Oversight of the Department of Energy's Research and Development Enterprise." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, everyone, and thank you Mr. Secretary, for appearing before us today. It is good to see you again. As you know, this Committee has jurisdiction over all of the Department of Energy's vitally …  Continue Reading 

June 20, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 2528, H.R. 36, H.R. 3196, and H.R. 3153

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 2528, the "STEM Opportunities Act of 2019", H.R. 36, the "Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019", H.R. 3196, the "Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act", and H.R. 3153, the "Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to welcome everyone to today's markup. …  Continue Reading 

June 19, 2019

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Hearing on Fossil Energy R&D

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fossil Energy Research: Enabling our Clean Energy Future." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you, Chairman Lamb, for holding today's hearing on the Department of Energy's efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts of fossil fuels used in the power sector as well as in …  Continue Reading 

June 19, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Hearing on Fossil Energy R&D

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fossil Energy Research: Enabling our Clean Energy Future." 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. As we've discussed on this Subcommittee previously, we must develop policies that strongly support …  Continue Reading 

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 

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