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February 11, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Cybersecurity Workforce Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "More Hires, Fewer Hacks: Developing the U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce." 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 of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology to explore the major challenges that have led to …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Tech Transfer Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, “America’s Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon and thank you to the Chair and Ranking Member for holding this hearing and for introducing a good, bipartisan bill making improvements to the SBIR and STTR programs. I would also like to welcome …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Tech Transfer Programs Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "America's Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR." 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 of the Subcommittee on Research & Technology to review opportunities and challenges for the Small Business …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher Opening Statement for EERE Oversight Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Management and Spending Challenges within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for EERE Oversight Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Management and Spending Challenges within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Fletcher, for holding this joint …  Continue Reading 

February 05, 2020

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for EERE Oversight Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, "Management and Spending Challenges within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." In his opening remarks, Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Foster (D-IL) entered into the record a staff report titled, "Innovation Delayed: Reviewing the …  Continue Reading 

January 29, 2020

Chairwoman Horn Opening Statement for Subcommittee Markup of NASA Authorization Act of 2020

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is marking up H.R. 5666, the "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2020." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Kendra Horn's (D-OK), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon. Today we're marking up H.R. 5666, the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2020. First, I want to express my appreciation to …  Continue Reading 

January 29, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Subcommittee Markup of NASA Authorization Act of 2020

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is marking up H.R. 5666, the "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2020." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to begin by expressing my deep appreciation to Chairwoman Horn and Ranking Member Babin for all their hard work in crafting the thoughtful and bipartisan NASA Authorization bill …  Continue Reading 

January 29, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for State of U.S. Competitiveness in Critical Technologies Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Losing Ground: U.S. Competitiveness in Critical Technologies." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to this hearing on United States Competitiveness in Critical Technologies. And welcome to our distinguished panel of witnesses. United States leadership in science and technology has long given …  Continue Reading 

January 27, 2020

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for S. 153, the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

Madam Speaker, I rise today to support S. 153, the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act. The future of this nation will be driven by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM careers are among the fastest growing and highest paying occupations. Despite these trends, we are failing to produce enough STEM workers to support the current pace of growth and innovation and ensure we continue to lead the world in science and technology development. As a nation, we are forever …  Continue Reading 

January 27, 2020

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement on H.R. 4704, the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act

Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 4704, the - Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act. I want to thank Representatives McAdams for his leadership in this good bipartisan bill, which I am proud to cosponsor. Tragically, suicide is a major public health concern in our country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people between ages 10 and 34 and the fourth leading cause of death for individuals between ages 35 and …  Continue Reading 

January 15, 2020

Chairwoman Fletcher’s Opening Statement for DOE Office of Science Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Department of Energy's Office of Science: Exploring the Next Frontiers in Energy Research and Scientific Discovery." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-TX), opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon, and welcome to our first Energy Subcommittee hearing of 2020. I am glad to be here today as the new …  Continue Reading 

January 15, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for DOE Office of Science Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "The Department of Energy's Office of Science: Exploring the Next Frontiers in Energy Research and Scientific Discovery." 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 Dr. Fall for being here. The Department of Energy's …  Continue Reading 

January 15, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson’s Opening Statement for Update on the State of Climate Science Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I'd like to welcome everyone here to the first hearing of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the second session of the 116th Congress. I'd also like to welcome our expert witnesses and thank …  Continue Reading 

January 09, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 5260

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 5260, the "Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act ." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and happy new year, I would like to welcome everyone to the first markup of the new year. Today we are marking up the bipartisan PROSWIFT Act. I would like to thank …  Continue Reading 

December 19, 2019

Chairman Lamb’s Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 2986, H.R. 5374, and H.R. 5428

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is marking up H.R. 2986, the "BEST Act", H.R. 5374, the "Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act of 2019," and H.R. 5428, the "Grid Modernization 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. We meet today to markup three good bipartisan bills. The first we will consider …  Continue Reading 

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 

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