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June 22, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Chairman Bowman, thank you for holding this important hearing today, and thank you to our esteemed panel of witnesses for being here. We are here to examine the Department of …  Continue Reading 

June 14, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Weather Research

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, “What’s the Forecast: A look at the Future of Weather Research.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank Chairwoman Sherrill for holding today’s hearing on a very important topic: the future of weather research. I also …  Continue Reading 

June 14, 2022

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Weather Research

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, “What’s the Forecast: A look at the Future of Weather Research.” Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep Mikie Sherrill’s (D-NJ), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today’s hearing on the future of weather research. I am especially pleased to welcome all …  Continue Reading 

June 08, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Detecting and Quantifying Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector.”   Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Thank you to everyone for joining us today to discuss a topic with enormous implications for the future of our planet.   We are here to consider methane leaks from the …  Continue Reading 

May 26, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032

(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 the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Beyer, for holding this hearing, and welcome to our distinguished witnesses. We are fortunate to …  Continue Reading 

May 26, 2022

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032

(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 the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing, “A Review of the Decadal Strategy for …  Continue Reading 

May 20, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the Electric Vehicle Workforce

(Pontiac, MI) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building a Workforce to Navigate the Electric Vehicle Future."   Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX), opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Good morning and thank you to Chairwoman Stevens for holding today’s hearing. I look forward to a fruitful discussion about the workforce needs …  Continue Reading 

May 20, 2022

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the Electric Vehicle Workforce

(Pontiac, MI) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building a Workforce to Navigate the Electric Vehicle Future."   Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens’ (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Good morning. It is so exciting to be gathered here in Pontiac, Michigan at the Oakland County Commission …  Continue Reading 

May 17, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up, H.R. 7569, the “Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act of 2022;” H.R. 7361, the “National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act;” H.R. 7289, the “Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act;” and H.R. 7180, the “Brycen Gray and Ben Price COVID-19 Cognitive Research Act.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement …  Continue Reading 

May 12, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Innovation and Competitiveness Conference Kickoff Meeting

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Conference Committee on H.R. 4521, the bipartisan innovation and competitiveness legislation, held its kickoff meeting.   Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Thank you, Chairwoman Cantwell. It is an honor to join my colleagues this morning to officially convene the first meeting of the conference committee on H.R. 4521, the bipartisan innovation and competitiveness …  Continue Reading 

May 12, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Space Situational Awareness

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Space Situational Awareness: Guiding the Transition to a Civil Capability.”   Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Beyer, for holding today’s hearing on space situational awareness, and thank you to each of …  Continue Reading 

May 12, 2022

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Space Situational Awareness

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Space Situational Awareness: Guiding the Transition to a Civil Capability.”   Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Don Beyer’s (D-VA) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Good morning, and welcome to today’s hearing, “Space Situational …  Continue Reading 

May 11, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Open-Source Software Cybersecurity

(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, “Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you everyone for joining us for this joint subcommittee hearing. I especially want to …  Continue Reading 

May 11, 2022

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Open-Source Software Cybersecurity

(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, “Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity.” Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens’ (D-MI), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to this joint hearing of the …  Continue Reading 

May 11, 2022

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Open-Source Software Cybersecurity

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity.” 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 witnesses. …  Continue Reading 

April 28, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Ambitious Climate Action and the IPCC Climate Reports

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Now or Never: The Urgent Need for Ambitious Climate Action.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you all for joining our hearing on the findings of the latest working group reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I also want to thank our expert witnesses for …  Continue Reading 

April 27, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Science and Energy Research Infrastructure Needs at DOE

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, “Science and Energy Research Infrastructure Needs of the U.S. Department of Energy.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning everyone, and thank you, Under Secretary Richmond, for appearing before us today. As you know, this Committee has jurisdiction over all …  Continue Reading 

April 27, 2022

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on Science and Energy Research Infrastructure Needs at DOE

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, “Science and Energy Research Infrastructure Needs of the U.S. Department of Energy.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s (D-NY), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to Under Secretary Richmond for joining us today to discuss the science and energy research …  Continue Reading 

April 25, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson's Keynote Remarks at the American Meteorological Society Washington Forum

Keynote Remarks as Prepared Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology American Meteorological Society Washington Forum Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. I appreciate the opportunity to speak with members of the American Meteorological Society. Founded over 100 years ago, the AMS is the nation’s foremost professional society for atmospheric sciences. The work done by AMS and its members is vital to …  Continue Reading 

April 21, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Field Hearing on the Future of Electric Vehicle Batteries

(Woodridge, IL) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a field hearing titled, “Pedal to the Metal: Electric Vehicle Batteries and the Critical Minerals Supply Chain.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Globally, electric vehicle demand has tripled in just the last three years. It is expected to increase another …  Continue Reading 

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