Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
Letter to FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Letter to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
Letter to FCC Commissioner Jessia Rosenworcel
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Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Halt of NASA Post-Hurricane Harvey Response
Letter to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Halt of NASA Post-Hurricane Harvey Response
Letter to Texas' Commission on Environmental Quality Toxicology Division Director Michael Honeycutt on Halt of NASA Post-Hurricane Harvey Response… Continue Reading
Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent letters to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Geoffrey Starks with concerns about the FCC's plan to auction radio frequency spectrum for 5G wireless communications tomorrow. The frequency spectrum being considered has a potential for signal interference with Earth observation sensors for weather and climate for…
Today, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget request.
Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement.
"President Trump and his Administration have once again rejected reality with this FY20 budget request. This request proposes unreasonably deep cuts to many of the nation's federal science agencies, including a 12 percent cut to NSF, 31 percent cuts to both the EPA and NIST, and a 60 percent cut to DOE's advanced energy programs, continuing the trend of d…
On Feb. 28, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Crew Dragon capsule for its Demo-1 flight test. The capsule carried about 400 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station and a dummy named Ripley, which was fitted with sensors to record what astronauts can expect to experience throughout their mission. Three days after the launch, the spacecraft docked autonomously to the International Space Station. After detaching early Friday morning, the capsule successfully dropped into in the…
(Dallas, TX) - Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement.
"President Trump's forced government shutdown is a disservice to the hard-working professionals in the Federal government and to the American people. As Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, I want to point out that our federal science agencies have a long history of working hard on research and education programs that return huge payoffs to the American people. Those agencies… Continue Reading
Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Communicating Climate Change: Informing Politicians and Policy Makers
Good afternoon everyone. I am sorry that I cannot be there to speak with you all in person. I want to express my gratitude to Bob Ward of the London School of Economics for inviting me to share some remarks with you.
As I've said before, climate change is perhaps the biggest c… Continue Reading
Today, the conference committee of lawmakers selected to reconcile the House and Senate versions of major energy legislation, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, met for the first time. Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) will be negotiating the portions of the legislation that fall under the Science, Space, and Technology Committee's jurisdiction, primarily research, development, and demonstration activities carried out by the Department of Energy (DOE).
Ranking Member Johnso… Continue Reading