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May 16, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement for Hearing on NSF's Priorities for 2025 and Beyond

Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement for the record is below: Thank you, Chairman Collins, for holding today’s hearing. Thank you Dr. Panchanathan and Dr. Reed for being here, and thank you for your service in helping to lead our country’s scientific enterprise. The National Science Foundation has a nearly 75-year history of scientific discovery and training that fuels our entire technology and innovation enterprise. NSF’s sustained support of foundational research over …  Continue Reading 

May 16, 2024

Ranking Member Stevens' Opening Statement for Hearing on NSF's Priorities for 2025 and Beyond

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing titled, Oversight and Examination of the National Science Foundation's Priorities for 2025 and Beyond. Ranking Member Haley Stevens' opening statement for the record is below: Thank you, Chairman Collins, for hosting this hearing, and to our witnesses Dr. Panchanathan and Dr. Reed, for being with us today. Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing focused …  Continue Reading 

April 30, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement at Hearing on FY25 NASA Budget Proposal

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee hearing titled, An Overview of the Budget Proposal for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for Fiscal Year 2025. Ranking Member Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. I join Chairman Lucas in welcoming Administrator Nelson back to the Committee today to discuss the President’s budget proposal for the National Aeronautics and Space …  Continue Reading 

March 21, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA's Science Mission Directorate

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, Advancing Scientific Discovery: Assessing the Status of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) statement for the record is below: Good morning, and thank you, Chairman Babin and Ranking Member Sorensen, for holding today’s hearing. I also want to welcome our witnesses. We have an incredibly distinguished panel …  Continue Reading 

March 21, 2024

Ranking Member Sorensen's Opening Statement at Hearing on NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, Advancing Scientific Discovery: Assessing the Status of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Ranking Member Eric Sorensen's (D-IL) statement as prepared for the record is below: Good morning.  I join the Chairman in welcoming everyone to today’s hearing, “Advancing Scientific Discovery: Assessing the Status …  Continue Reading 

March 20, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of Eight Bills

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full Committee markup of: H.R. 272, the Astronaut Safe Temporary Ride Options Act (ASTRO Act) H.R. 6219, the Accessing Satellite Data to Enable New Discoveries Act (ASCEND Act) H.R. 7687, the NASA Streamlining Partnerships for Research and Education for Engineering and Science Act (SPREES Act) H.R. 4152, the Space Resources Institute Act H.R. 7630, the Accelerating Networking, …  Continue Reading 

March 12, 2024

Ranking Member Bowman's Opening Statement for Hearing on ARPA-E's Role in Developing Breakthrough Technologies

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy is holding a hearing titled, Bridging the Valley of Death: ARPA-E's Role in Developing Breakthrough Technologies. Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Williams, for convening this hearing today. And thank you to our panel of witnesses for appearing before the committee to …  Continue Reading 

March 06, 2024

Ranking Member Ross's Opening Statement for Hearing on U.S. Competitiveness in Weather Forecasting & Modeling

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, Winning in Weather: U.S. Competitiveness in Forecasting and Modeling. Ranking Member Ross's (D-NC) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Miller, for holding this important hearing, as extreme weather increasingly impacts the lives of the American people; and thank you to our witnesses for sharing your time and …  Continue Reading 

March 06, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement for Hearing on U.S. Competitiveness in Weather Forecasting & Modeling

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, Winning in Weather: U.S. Competitiveness in Forecasting and Modeling. Ranking Member Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning. Thank you to Chairman Miller and Ranking Member Ross for holding today’s hearing on weather and climate modeling and forecasting. Today’s hearing features experts with relevant …  Continue Reading 

February 15, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement at Hearing on Federal Agency Actions to Secure the U.S. Research Enterprise

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a hearing titled, Examining Federal Science Agency Actions to Secure the U.S. Science and Technology Enterprise. Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) statement as prepared for the record is below: Thank you, Chairman Lucas, for holding today’s hearing. I would also like to welcome our distinguished panel of witnesses. For several years now - and really for the history of this committee - we’ve taken …  Continue Reading 

February 14, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement at Hearing on the Present & Future Low Earth Orbit Activities

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, ISS and Beyond: The Present and Future of American Low-Earth Orbit Activities. Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) statement as prepared for the record is below: Good morning, and thank you Chairman Babin and Ranking Member Sorensen for holding today’s hearing. The Science Committee is often referred to as the committee of the future, and so …  Continue Reading 

February 14, 2024

Ranking Member Sorensen's Opening Statement at Hearing on the Present & Future Low Earth Orbit Activities

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, ISS and Beyond: The Present and Future of American Low-Earth Orbit Activities. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Ranking Member Eric Sorensen's (D-IL) of the statement for the record is below: Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Babin, for holding today’s hearing, “ISS and Beyond: The Present and Future of American Low-Earth Orbit …  Continue Reading 

February 06, 2024

Ranking Member Bowman Opening Statement for Hearing on the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, Federal Science Agencies and the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries. Ranking Member Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) of the Subcommittee on Energy made the following statement: Good morning, and thank you to all of the distinguished witnesses for joining us today, as well as to Chairman Collins and Chairman Williams for …  Continue Reading 

February 06, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren Opening Statement for Hearing on the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, Federal Science Agencies and the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries. Thank you, Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Stevens of our Research and Technology Subcommittee, and Chairman Williams and Ranking Member Bowman of our Energy Subcommittee, for holding today’s hearing. I would also like to welcome our …  Continue Reading 

February 06, 2024

Ranking Member Stevens Opening Statement for Hearing on the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy are holding a joint hearing titled, Federal Science Agencies and the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries. Ranking Member Haley Stevens (D-MI) of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology made the following statement: Thank you, Chairman Collins and Chairman Williams for hosting this hearing. Good morning and welcome to today’s joint hearing …  Continue Reading 

January 30, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren's Opening Statement for Hearing on the National Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, From Risk to Resilience: Reauthorizing the Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs. Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Stevens, for holding today’s hearing on reauthorizing our critical research programs focused on …  Continue Reading 

January 30, 2024

Ranking Member Stevens' Opening Statement for Hearing on the National Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Technology is holding a hearing titled, From Risk to Resilience: Reauthorizing the Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs. Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Rep. Haley Stevens' (D-MI) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Collins, for holding today’s hearing to examine two very important programs in …  Continue Reading 

January 17, 2024

Ranking Member Sorensen Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA's Artemis Program

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, Returning to the Moon: Keeping Artemis on Track. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Ranking Member Eric Sorensen's (D-IL) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and thank you, Chairman Lucas, for holding today’s hearing Returning to the Moon: Keeping Artemis on Track.    I want to welcome our distinguished …  Continue Reading 

January 17, 2024

Ranking Member Lofgren Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA's Artemis Program

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, Returning to the Moon: Keeping Artemis on Track. Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning, and thank you, Chairman Lucas, for holding today’s hearing. I also want to welcome our witnesses. Thank you for being here to discuss the topic of “Returning to the Moon: Keeping Artemis …  Continue Reading 

December 05, 2023

Ranking Member Lofgren Floor Statement on H.R. 1713, the DOE and USDA Interagency Research Act

(WASHINGTON, DC)— Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives considered and passed under suspension of the rules four bipartisan bills led by Members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) statement as prepared for the record on H.R. 1713, the DOE and USDA Interagency Research Act: I rise in support of H.R. 1713, the DOE and USDA Interagency Research Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by Chairman Lucas and myself, authorizes …  Continue Reading 

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