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Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today calling for a renewed focus on critical scientific and technological challenges needed to maintain American competitiveness.
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The global economy is changing. To remain competitive in this evolving market, the United States needs a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Thank you, Madam Chairwoman.
I am pleased to be leading this important bipartisan bill to improve STEM education in rural communities. I’d like to thank you, Congressman McAdams and Congressman Baird for working with me in developing it. H.R. 4979 continues this Committee’s long bipartisan history of supporting and expanding STEM education for all.
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this mark-up. Today we will consider three bipartisan bills.
The first is H.R. 4704, the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act. I want to thank the bill’s sponsors, Mr. McAdams and Mr. Gonzalez, for working together to address this critical issue.
H.R. 4979, the Rural STEM Education Act, the Rural STEM Education Act, has broad support from stakeholders and supporters of STEM education. The full list of endorsements follows:
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN), and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced legislation today to enhance STEM education at rural schools.
Today, the House of Representatives considered and passed Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) legislation H.R. 2528, the STEM Opportunities Act under suspension of the rules. This bill addresses the underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minority groups in research careers at institutions of higher education and at Federal laboratories.