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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 

April 21, 2022

Chairman Foster 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.” 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 to our witnesses and all our attendees. It’s great to …  Continue Reading 

April 06, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on SBIR and Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “SBIR Turns 40: Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation.”   Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   I want to thank Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Feenstra for holding this hearing on the SBIR and STTR programs. I would also …  Continue Reading 

April 06, 2022

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on SBIR and Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “SBIR Turns 40: Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation.”   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 today’s hearing of the Subcommittee …  Continue Reading 

April 05, 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. 6845, the “Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act of 2022;” H.R. 3952, the “NOAA Chief Scientist Act;” H.R. 7077, the “Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act;” H.R. 3588, the “Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act;” and H.R. 6933, the “Cost-Share Accountability Act of 2022.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice …  Continue Reading 

March 31, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Preparing for the Next Phase of COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, “The New Normal: Preparing for and Adapting to the Next Phase of COVID-19.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you Chairman Foster for holding this hearing, and thank you to all of our esteemed witnesses for appearing before the Subcommittee …  Continue Reading 

March 31, 2022

Chairman Foster Opening Statement for Hearing on Preparing for the Next Phase of COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, “The New Normal: Preparing for and Adapting to the Next Phase of COVID-19.” 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 …  Continue Reading 

March 17, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Setting the Standards: Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Feenstra, for holding this morning’s hearing on U.S. leadership in technical …  Continue Reading 

March 17, 2022

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Setting the Standards: Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards.” 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 hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology to …  Continue Reading 

March 16, 2022

Representative Casten Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Bioenergy Research and Development

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, “Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow.” Representative Sean Casten’s (D-IL), Acting Chair, opening statement is below. Thank you to all of the witnesses for joining us today to discuss the future of our bioenergy research enterprise. As some of you know I spent 20 years in the energy industry …  Continue Reading 

March 16, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of Bioenergy Research and Development

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, “Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and thank you Mr. Casten for chairing today’s hearing, and for convening this excellent panel of witnesses to examine the role of …  Continue Reading 

March 08, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Federal Climate Adaptation and Resilience

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Federal Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the 21st Century.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. I want to begin by thanking all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for joining me here today to discuss this important topic.  The subject of this hearing is Federal climate adaptation …  Continue Reading 

March 08, 2022

Chairwoman Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on Federal Climate Adaptation and Resilience

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, “Federal Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the 21st Century.”   Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI) opening statement as prepared for the record is below.   Good morning to all of my colleagues and thank you to all of our witnesses for joining us here today. I look forward to an …  Continue Reading 

March 02, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, “From Gray to Green: Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this important hearing today. Monday’s IPCC report on climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability …  Continue Reading 

March 02, 2022

Chairwoman Sherrill Opening Statement for Hearing on Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, “From Gray to Green: Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure.” Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s (D-NJ), opening statement is below. Good morning, and welcome to today’s hearing on nature-based infrastructure. As we face increased risk of hazards from natural disasters, …  Continue Reading 

March 01, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Artemis Initiative

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. I’d like to join my colleagues in welcoming our witnesses to this morning’s …  Continue Reading 

March 01, 2022

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Artemis Initiative

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Before we get underway, I want to take a moment to raise what is in the back of …  Continue Reading 

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