Full Committee Markup of:
H.R. 6845, the Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act of 2022 - Favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended
Supports commercial remote sensing activities in the U.S.
- Amendment 3 offered by Rep. Beyer (D-VA) - passed by voice vote
- Makes technical corrections based on agency feedback and retains a sunset date to provide for updates to the annual report.
H.R. 3952, the NOAA Chief Scientist Act - Favorably reported to the House as amended
Strengthens the role of the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Rep. Sherrill (D-NJ) - passed by voice vote
Makes technical corrections
Amendment #066 offered by Rep. Moore (D-WI) - passed by voice vote
Adds Tribal Communities
Amendment #116 offered by Rep. Posey (R-FL) - passed by voice vote
Allows the NOAA Administrator to select any person for the position of Chief Scientist if the Administrator determines they are qualified to serve in such position.
Amendment 2 offered by Rep. Casten (D-IL) - passed by voice vote
Keeps current NOAA Chief Scientist in role before next appointment.
H.R. 7077, the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act - Favorably reported to the House as amended
Authorizes the USFA to send safety specialists, fire protection engineers, codes and standards experts, researchers, and fire training specialists to coordinate and assist local firefighter investigators in on-site investigations of major fires.
- Amendment #115 offered by Rep. Posey (R-FL) - passed by voice vote
- Ensures the U.S. Fire Administration will coordinate and cooperate with Federal, State, and local authorities.
H.R. 3588, the Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act - Favorably reported to the House
Directs funding towards research and development of curricula and teaching methods improving mathematical and statistical modeling education using competitive grants.
H.R. 6933, the Cost-Share Accountability Act of 2022 - Favorably reported to the House
Requires the Department to submit quarterly reports to Congress on the use of its authority to modify or eliminate the statutory cost-share requirement for research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities that it funds.