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Sep 26, 2019 Opening Statement
Extreme weather events are of concern to us all, regardless of which part of the country we represent. These events represent threats to lives and property and often occur with little warning. They also take a significant toll on our economy. The most recent National Climate Assessment cited 241 incidents with more than a billion dollars of economic damage since 1980, including 14 events in 2018 alone.
 
Jun 19, 2019 Letter

Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine requesting all studies and analyses conducted by NOAA and NASA regarding the impacts of the FCC’s proposed 5G transmissions in the 24 GHz band and the adjacent 23.8 GHz band; a timeline of events; and all documents and communications pertinen

May 16, 2019 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, for holding this hearing. As I stated at the NOAA budget hearing, weather forecasting is among the most important matters in this committee’s jurisdiction and one of my top priorities this Congress.

We rely on accurate weather forecasting for everything from efficient crop planting to protecting life and property.  From hurricanes to wildfires to tornadoes, we have an obligation to provide our citizens the most accurate information on weather events so that they can make informed decisions for their own well-being.