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October 05, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens's (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today's hearing. I want to thank our …  Continue Reading 

October 05, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, "Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our members and our panelists. Thank you for …  Continue Reading 

September 28, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Researching the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Disinformation Black Box: Researching Social Media Data." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning to our panelists, and thank you to Chairman Foster for holding this hearing. This topic will only grow in relevance as social media becomes all the more ingrained in our lives. …  Continue Reading 

September 28, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Researching the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "The Disinformation Black Box: Researching Social Media Data." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep. Bill Foster's (D-IL), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our members and our panelists. Thank you for joining us for this hearing on researcher access to …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2021

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's Environment Subcommittee hearing to discuss the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Science and Stewardship …  Continue Reading 

September 23, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Advancing Earth System Science and Stewardship at NOAA." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I would like to give a warm welcome to our witness, NOAA Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad. He is testifying before the Committee for the first time since he officially took the helm of the agency. …  Continue Reading 

September 21, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the ISS

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Future in Low Earth Orbit: Considerations for International Space Station Extension and Transition." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you Chairman Beyer for holding this important hearing on the International Space Station and NASA's future in low Earth …  Continue Reading 

September 21, 2021

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the ISS

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "NASA's Future in Low Earth Orbit: Considerations for International Space Station Extension and Transition." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer's (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our distinguished witnesses. We are very pleased to have you with us today as we …  Continue Reading 

September 09, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up the Committee Print to comply with the reconciliation directive included in section 2002 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, S. Con. Res. 14. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's markup of our Committee Print pursuant to the instructions we received from the Budget Committee. Before I …  Continue Reading 

July 29, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Urgent Infrastructure Needs at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Enabling Mission Success from the Ground Up: Addressing NASA's Urgent Infrastructure Needs." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning. I want to thank Chairman Beyer for holding this hearing today on the very timely topic of NASA's urgent infrastructure needs. This Subcommittee held a …  Continue Reading 

July 29, 2021

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Urgent Infrastructure Needs at NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, "Enabling Mission Success from the Ground Up: Addressing NASA's Urgent Infrastructure Needs." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer's (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's hearing, "Enabling Mission Success from the Ground Up: Addressing NASA's Infrastructure …  Continue Reading 

July 27, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of Five Innovation Bills

Good morning, and welcome to today's markup of 5 excellent bipartisan bills. All of these bills will help to ensure that our Nation remains a leader in innovation. Importantly, these bills also help to ensure that the whole Nation participates in that innovation economy, and that the whole Nation reaps the economic fruits of that participation. The first bill we will take up today is Representatives Stevens' and Waltz's National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act. I am …  Continue Reading 

July 21, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Rising Problem of Extreme Heat in the U.S.

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Silent Killer: The Rising Problem of Extreme Heat in the U.S." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning to our witnesses and thank you for joining us here today. I'd like to welcome everyone to this hearing to discuss the very pressing problem of extreme heat in this country. Being from Texas, my …  Continue Reading 

July 21, 2021

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on the Rising Problem of Extreme Heat in the U.S.

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Silent Killer: The Rising Problem of Extreme Heat in the U.S." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's Environment Subcommittee hearing to discuss the rising problem of extreme heat in the U.S. I would like to welcome and thank our …  Continue Reading 

July 20, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Spectrum Needs for Observations in Earth and Space Sciences

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Spectrum Needs for Observations in Earth and Space Sciences." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you to our witnesses for joining us today. We rely on the radio frequency spectrum in countless ways every day. We use it for GPS, communicating with friends and family, scientific research, weather forecasting, …  Continue Reading 

July 16, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Fostering Equity in Energy Innovation

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fostering Equity in Energy Innovation." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you Chairman Bowman and Ranking Member Weber for convening this excellent panel of witnesses to discuss the critical importance of developing equitable energy solutions. As clean energy technologies become an …  Continue Reading 

July 16, 2021

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on Fostering Equity in Energy Innovation

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Fostering Equity in Energy Innovation." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY), opening statement for the record is below. Thank you to all our witnesses joining us virtually today to discuss the importance of energy justice for frontline and marginalized communities. Equity cannot be pushed aside as we transition to renewable …  Continue Reading 

July 14, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Principles for Investigating Infectious Disease Outbreaks

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Principles for Outbreak Investigation: COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases". Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good afternoon to our witnesses and thank you for joining us here today. As we all know, the global pandemic has ravaged our communities and demanded the attention of …  Continue Reading 

July 14, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Principles for Investigating Infectious Disease Outbreaks

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, "Principles for Outbreak Investigation: COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases." 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 and thanks to our members and panelists. I guess I do not have to remind people of the …  Continue Reading 

June 29, 2021

Representative Zoe Lofgren Opening Statement for Hearing on the State of Federal Wildland Fire Science

(Washington, DC) - Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "The State of Federal Wildland Fire Science: Examining Opportunities for Further Research & Coordination." Representative Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and thank you Chairwoman Johnson for holding this timely hearing on wildland fire science, and for allowing me to take the gavel. It is clear: the 2021 fire season has already begun, and …  Continue Reading 

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