– Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) reacted to Lofgren’s selection by the House Democratic Caucus to be the Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the 118th Congress.
“I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren on being selected to serve as the Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,” said Chairwoman Eddie …
(Dallas, TX)—Yesterday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced the Building Technologies Research and Development Act. This bill would establish a research, development, demonstration, and commercial application program at the Department of Energy (DOE) related to building technologies that would improve building efficiency, develop smart grid interactive buildings, and improve advanced building construction and retrofits, among other things.
“Addressing the climate cris…
(Dallas, TX)—This week, President Biden signed into law H.R. 7077, the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act. This bipartisan law authorizes the U.S. Fire Administration to conduct on-site investigations of major fires. The law will help bring to bear the expertise of the U.S. Fire Administration following major fires to contribute to what we can learn from these fires and how we can prevent them from occurring in the future. The Act was marked up in the Science Committee earlier thi…
It used to be that October marked the end of wildfire season, and the most destructive fires occurred in or around forested areas. But increasingly, more Americans experience the impacts of wildfires year-round.
In 2021, nearly 50,000 wildfires were reported, which burned over seven million acres of land. And as we saw with the Marshall fire in Boulder County, sometimes the most devastating fires can happen in suburban areas in the dead of winter.
As members of Congress representin…
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would crack down to protect public health and the environment from coal ash contamination. EPA will ramp up enforcement of its rules to prohibit companies from dumping coal ash into unlined storage pits, and to require those companies to speed up their efforts to close down the existing pits that have been shown to leak.
As the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, I want to see our federal age…
Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) statement on the White House Office of Science and Technology report, On the Need to Establish and Maintain a Sustained Arctic Obersving Network.I was pleased to receive the Office of Science and Technology Policy's report, On the Need to Establish and Maintain a Sustained Arctic Observing Network. This report is extremely timely as NOAA released their Arctic Report Card today, which details how shifting seasons and extreme weather in the rapidly wa… Continue Reading
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 th… Continue Reading
(Dallas, TX) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding an organizational meeting to adopt the Committee Rules for the 117th Congress.
Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below.
I'd like to first welcome all the old and new Members to the Committee. Members who have been on this Committee before know that I always say: the Science, Space, and Technology Committee is the committee of the future. The things that we e… Continue Reading