Congressional News

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2021 Congressional Cmte Outline

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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

April 3, 2021: Science Flash Update April 7 with Rep. Ed Perlmutter (free webinar)

 

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.

Hearings &

Presentations

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.)

2.4.21 Rep Joe Neguse Science Flash conf
00:00 / 1:11:55
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

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March 17, 2021
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Hearing

Examining the Challenges Facing Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

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March 17, 2021
Subcommittee on  Investigations & Oversight Hearing

Brain Drain: Rebuilding the Federal Scientific Workforce

 

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March 12, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing

The Science Behind Impacts of Climate Crisis

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Recent Hearings Info and Video

March 11, 2021
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Hearing

The Reliability, Resiliency, And Affordability Of Electric Service

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March 11, 2021
Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife Hearing

Building Back Better: Building Resilience for the Economy, Climate, and Ecosystems

 

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March 11, 2021
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutition & Forestry Hearing

Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change

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March 10, 2021 Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Hearing

Why Rail is More Relevant Than Ever for Economic and Environmental Progress

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March 10, 2021
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Hearing

Addressing Climate Change in the Electricity Sector and Fostering Economic Growth

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March 10, 2021
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing

The Path Forward: Restoring the Vital Mission of EPA

 

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March 9, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing

Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

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March 2, 2021 Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing

COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery

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Feb. 18, 2021
Subcommittee on Energy Hearing

 A Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future  

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Feb. 17, 2021
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing

Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems 

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Feb 3, 2021
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Hearing

Hearing to Examine Global Climate Trends and Progress in Addressing Climate Change

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Feb. 25, 2021
Subcommittee on  Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Hearing

Strategies for Energy and Climate Innovation

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Feb. 25, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Hearing

Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery

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Feb. 25, 2021
Subcommittee on  Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Hearing

Strategies for Energy and Climate Innovation

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Feb. 23, 2021
Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing

Innovation Opportunities and Vision for the Science and Technology Enterprise

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Jan. 27, 2021 Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Hearing to Consider Nomination of the Honorable Jennifer Granholm to be the Secretary of Energy

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