More on Sexual Harassment
Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Dr. France Córdova expressing their concern over recent incidents of harassment at NSF. In the letter, the Chairwoman and Ranking Member request to meet with Dr.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the House passage of seven bipartisan Committee bills today:
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this mark-up. Today we will consider four bipartisan bills.
The first is H.R. 2528, the “STEM Opportunities Act of 2019.” H.R. 2528 continues this Committee’s long bipartisan history of supporting and expanding STEM education for all.
The only way we’ll achieve our potential is by utilizing America’s most valuable resource: our people. That means developing a diverse STEM-capable workforce at every education level and from every background.
Thank you Chairwoman Johnson for holding today’s hearing. And thank you to our distinguished panel of witnesses for being here.
This hearing continues our Committee’s important, bipartisan work to combat a culture of sexual harassment in science.
Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are unacceptable in any situation. Period. It is wrong, it is illegal, and it is imperative that we end it.
Last night, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) together introduced H.R. 36, the “Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019” and H.R. 34, the “Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019.”
In the letter, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Research and Technology Chairwoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) summarize the Committee’s continued oversight and allegations of sexual misconduct within the scientific community and provide recommendations for the GAO to further explore and provide potential solutions.
Full text of the letter can be found here.