(Washington, DC) - Today, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee announced growing support for H.R. 6093, the Weather Act Reauthorization, which will continue to strengthen and advance our U.S. weather forecasting system. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), includes provisions from 12 different standalone bills and touches on the interests of 34 Republican and Democratic Members who cosponsored those bills. Keep reading to see what supporters are saying.

“The commercial data program supported by the Act is particularly crucial to fostering the growth of commercial weather data acquired from space. By positioning the government to serve as an early anchor tenant for nascent commercial space capabilities, the Act lays the groundwork for a robust capability for weather acquisitions from space, just as NASA’s commercial cargo and commercial crew programs rejuvenated America’s launch industry.” - Care Weather

“Excarta is confident that the provisions in this legislation will allow us to better collaborate with federal agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and pursue meaningful improvements to our weather forecasting skill. By utilizing the expertise of the American weather enterprise, we can better protect lives and property with accurate and timely weather information.” - Excarta

“This bipartisan bill will improve our nation’s weather forecasting capabilities through innovation and partnership. While it reauthorizes important programs started in the Weather Act, this bill also takes steps to improve partnership opportunities at NOAA with new programs to enhance and increase commercial weather data. America is home to a robust and capable commercial sector, and this legislation will allow private industry to support NOAA’s mission to accurately predict our weather.” - FLYHT

“This bipartisan legislation will continue to advance our nation's weather forecasting capabilities through ingenuity and collaboration. While it reaffirms vital initiatives set in motion by the Weather Act of 2017, this bill also paves the way for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to foster novel collaborations through new programs aimed at expanding commercial weather data opportunities. The United States boasts a vibrant commercial sector, and this legislation will empower private industry to contribute to NOAA's mission of protecting lives and property through accurate weather prediction.” - GreenSight

“We are confident that your dedication will lead to improvements in our ability to accurately predict the weather and safeguard lives and property. This legislation will aid our goals of working more closely with NOAA in the coming years through collaborative partnership and improve the success of their government missions.” - Orbital Micro Systems

“Through the new programs in this reauthorization, we can significantly enhance the safety and well-being of all Americans. We remain steadfast in our dedication to partnering with NOAA and contributing to the success of these vital initiatives.” - Spire

Letters of support for the Weather Act Reauthorization can be found here: