Congressional News

CO-LABS'

2021 Congressional Cmte Outline

(PDF)

There are several Committees and subcommittees in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate whose hearings and 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 20, 2021: U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Dr. Eric Lander to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

April 15, 2021: CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati to testify at House Climate Change hearing

 

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

February 18, 2021: Wildfire Summit with Rep. Joe Neguse, Sens. Bennet and Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

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

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

Click the video below: April 7, 2021 Science Flash Update with U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter

(Agenda & info)

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April 20, 2021
House Committee on Agriculture

Rural Broadband - Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and Opportunities in Rural America

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April 14, 2021
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

Legislative Hearing on the Endless Frontier Act

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April 15, 2021
House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Making the Case for Climate Action: The Growing Risks and Costs of Inaction

 

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April 15, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology 

Reimagining Our Innovation Future

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Recent Hearings Info and Video

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April 21, 2021
House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Leading the Wireless Future: Securing American Network Technology

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April 15, 2021
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Increasing Risks of Climate Change and NOAA's Role in Providing Climate Services

 

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April 14, 2021
House Subcommittee Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

The National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

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April 14, 2021
House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture – The Year Ahead

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March 25, 2021
House Subcommittee on Energy

Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future

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March 24, 2021
House Subcommittee on Energy

The CLEAN Future Act: Powering a Resilient and Prosperous America

 

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March 25, 2021
House Committee on Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure

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March 23, 2021
House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies

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March 24, 2021
House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure

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March 22, 2021
House Committee on  Energy and Commerce

LIFT America: Revitalizing our Nation's Infrastructure and Economy

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March 18, 2021
House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

The CLEAN Future Act: Industrial Climate Policies to Create Jobs and Support Working Communities

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March 17, 2021
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

Recent Federal Actions to Expand Broadband: Are We Making Progress?

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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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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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April 14, 2021
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

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April 15, 2021
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

The Role of the DOE and Energy Innovation in American Economic Competitiveness

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April 20, 2021
Senate Committee of Appropriations

The American Jobs Plan: Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Investing in Our Nation’s Future

 

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April 21, 2021
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology 

Working Toward Climate Equity: The Case for a Federal Climate Service

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April 22, 2021
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Protecting U.S. Biomedical Research: Efforts to Prevent Undue Foreign Influence

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April 27, 2021
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastrucure

The Leading Edge: Innovation in U.S. Aerospace

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April 29, 2021
Senate Committee of Appropriations

Diversifying On-Farm Income: Opportunities to Strengthen Rural America

 

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April 28, 2021
House Subcommittee on Research and Technology 

National Science Foundation: Advancing Research for the Future of U.S. Innovation

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May 6, 2021
House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology

Broadband Equity: Addressing Disparities in Access and Affordability

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April 29, 2021
House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

Wildfire in a Warming World: Opportunities to Improve Community Collaboration, Climate Resilience, and Workforce Capacity

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April 29, 2021
House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

The Fiscal Year 2022 EPA Budget

 

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May 4, 2021
House Subcommittee on Energy

Climate and Energy Science Research at the Department of Energy

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May 6, 2021
House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

FY 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Energy

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May 6, 2021
House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 

FY 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Commerce

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May 7, 2021
House Subcommittee on Defense 

FY 2022 Budget Request for U.S. Air Force and Space Force

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May 6, 2021
House Subcommittee on Research and Technology 

National Science Foundation: Advancing Research for the Future of U.S. Innovation Part II

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