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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 

June 29, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson 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." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. In districts across the country, especially in the West, we are seeing more frequent and catastrophic wildfires destroying lives and property. These tragedies are only getting worse. Last year, …  Continue Reading 

June 24, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research: Moving from Staggering Statistics to Sustainable Systems." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below Good morning, and thank you Chairwoman Stevens for holding today's hearing to discuss this important issue. Leaders across the globe are wrestling …  Continue Reading 

June 24, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research: Moving from Staggering Statistics to Sustainable Systems." Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to all of the witnesses for joining us today Two years ago, I had the …  Continue Reading 

June 23, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing with Administrator Nelson on the President’s FY22 Budget Proposal for NASA

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, "A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal for NASA." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome back, Mr. Administrator. I say welcome back, because when he was first elected to Congress, Senator Nelson served on our Committee. In fact, he chaired the Space subcommittee for six years, during which …  Continue Reading 

June 15, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Markup of NSF for the Future Act and DOE Science for the Future Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is marking up H.R. 2225, the "National Science Foundation for the Future Act" and H.R. 3593, the "Department of Energy Science for the Future Act." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today's markup of H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act and HR 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act. America …  Continue Reading 

June 09, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Building Regional Innovation Economies

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building Regional Innovation Economies" Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. I want to thank Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Waltz for holding this hearing. And thank you to our esteemed panel of witnesses for joining us to share your expertise. The U.S. innovation ecosystem is the envy …  Continue Reading 

June 09, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Building Regional Innovation Economies

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research & Technology is holding a hearing titled, "Building Regional Innovation Economies." 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 today's hearing on building regional innovation economies. Thank you to our distinguished witnesses for joining us. In recent decades, …  Continue Reading 

June 07, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on a National Oceanshot to Accelerate Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this important hearing on the future of ocean research in the United States. It is an exciting time to be discussing the ocean given …  Continue Reading 

June 07, 2021

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on a National Oceanshot to Accelerate Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes Science and Technology." 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 on "Defining a National 'Oceanshot': Accelerating Ocean and Great Lakes …  Continue Reading 

May 27, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing with Secretary Granholm on the Science and Energy Research Enterprise of DOE

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

May 25, 2021

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." 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 to our members and panelists. Thank you for joining us for this …  Continue Reading 

May 25, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." 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. Securing Federal government systems from cyberattack is an …  Continue Reading 

May 25, 2021

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on SolarWinds and Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Research & Technology are holding a hearing titled, "SolarWinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains." 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 joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology …  Continue Reading 

May 19, 2021

Chairman Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Scientific Computing at DOE

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Discovery: "The Future of Scientific Computing at the Department of Energy." Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you to all of our witnesses who are joining us virtually today to discuss the importance of scientific computing at the Department of …  Continue Reading 

May 19, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Scientific Computing at DOE

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, "Accelerating Discovery: "The Future of Scientific Computing at the Department of Energy." Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Bowman, for holding this hearing, and I also want to thank this excellent panel of witnesses for your participation and thoughtful written testimony. The …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 2027, the MSI STEM Achievement Act

The United States is facing grave challenges on many fronts. We are only beginning to emerge from a global pandemic, with the outlook still uncertain. Our critical infrastructure, our Federal agencies, and companies across all sectors are being hacked. We are racing to mitigate the destructive effects of climate change. Our economic competitiveness is threatened as competitors like China invest heavily in science and technology. To solve these problems, we need a cadre of trained scientists …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 204, the STEM Opportunities Act

Our economic competitiveness and national prosperity depend in large part on our capacity to lead the world in science and innovation. We need a STEM workforce that is equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of today's industries and make breakthrough discoveries that will launch future industries. We are having a spirited debate in Congress about how best to position ourselves to maintain our leadership position in science and innovation, especially with respect to China. In …  Continue Reading 

May 18, 2021

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Floor Statement for H.R. 210, Rural STEM Education Research Act

I was proud to join Ranking Member Lucas in introducing his Rural STEM Education Research Act. Access to high-quality STEM education has too long been place-based. For students who grow up in rural areas of this country, even in states that boast some of the world's best research universities, a STEM career may seem unattainable. Many rural students have never met a practicing scientist or engineer. Their teachers often struggle with limited resources for the STEM curriculum. It is unlikely …  Continue Reading 

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