By Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
When President Kennedy spoke to students at Rice University in 1962, he answered an important question after declaring, during a joint session of Congress, an American would step foot on the moon before the decade was out. The question: Why the Moon? “Why choose this as our goal?”. His answer became a rallying cry for dealing with future challenges: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
Our country made a choice and dedicated ourselves to achieving the…
Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX)
Climate change is bringing more uncertainty in our daily lives.
As the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made clear, climate change is affecting many weather and climate events in every region across the globe. These climate extremes include more intense hurricanes with increased precipitation rates, much like what we saw with Hurricane Harvey in 2017. As we approach the peak of hurricane season, it’s more important than ever to prepare yourself, your family, and your loved ones now for the potential impacts of hurricanes and tropical storms.
On June 28, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives Passed two pieces of bipartisan legislation which will shape the future of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science:
What happens next?
A bill must pass both the Senate and the House of Representatives before it can go to the President for their signature.
Is there a Senate companion to these two bills? Is it the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act which passed the Senate in June?