There are several Committees and subcommittees in the U.S. House of representatives and the U.S. Senate whose hearings adn presentations directly influence the budgets, priorities and activities of our nation's research laboratories. CO-LABS follows these committees to keep our network up-to-date on relevant directives, expectations and opportunities.
Announcements & Updates
March 5, 2021: Reps. Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter announce "Federal Labs Modernization Act"
Feb. 25, 2021; CO-LABS releases 117th Congress overview of Committees and Subcommittees relevant to federal research laboratories (PDF)
Feb. 19, 2021: Senator John Hickenlooper to Chair New Subcommittee on Science & Space
Feb. 19, 2021: Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Ron Wyden introduce bill to bolster wildfire prevention and preparedness
Feb. 17, 2021: Colorado Representative Joe Neguse elected to serve as Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
Feb. 16, 2021: Joe Neguse and Congressman John Curtis launch the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus
Feb. 9, 2021: Senator Hickenlooper Meets With Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland, Discusses Maintaining BLM Headquarters in Colorado.
March 25, 2021 hearing: "Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future"
March 25, 2021 hearing: "The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure"
March 23, 2021 hearing: "Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies"
March 24, 2021 hearing: "The CLEAN Future Act: Powering a Resilient and Prosperous America"
March 24, 2021 hearing: "Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure"
March 22, 2021 hearing: “LIFT America: Revitalizing our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy”
March 18, 2021 hearing: "Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act"
March 17, 2021 hearing: "Recent Federal Actions to Expand Broadband: Are We Making Progress?"
February 18, 2021: Wildfire Summit with Rep. Joe Neguse, Sens. Bennet and Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Jared Polis.
Click below to listen to the February 4, 2021 CO-LABS conference call with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse and 8 lab Directors. (Agenda and info here.)
March 18, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing
Lessons Learned from the Texas Blackouts: Research Needs for a Secure and Resilient Grid
Recent Hearings Info and Video
Feb. 23, 2021
Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing
Innovation Opportunities and Vision for the Science and Technology Enterprise