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Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this hearing today. I also want to welcome Administrator Spinrad and thank him for his time today. Although we’ve had some great Acting Administrators at NOAA, it’s been a few years since we’ve had a confirmed Administrator. So I want to congratulate you, Dr. Spinrad, and I look forward to working together.
Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill. And I echo my colleagues’ welcome to Administrator Spinrad. It’s great to have you here today.
Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), along with Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent letters to the Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concerns about out-of-band emission (OOBE) limits to protect the integrity of global weather forecasting, satellite-based climate measurements, and ground-based radio astronomy observations in the 23.6-24 GHz band.
Thank you for holding a hearing on this important topic, Chairwoman Johnson.
(Washington, DC) – Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report, Spectrum Management: Agencies should strengthen collaborative mechanisms and processes to address potential interference.
(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent a letter to the Biden Administration requesting information on the abrupt decision to remove Dr. Betsy Weatherhead from her role as Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment.
Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill. I’m looking forward to this first Subcommittee hearing, as well as a productive relationship throughout this entire Congress.
There are few states who would benefit more from a better understanding of weather and climate than Oklahoma. We’re home to 86,000 farms that feed and clothe our state, our nation, and the world. Entire families’ livelihoods depend on long-term and short-term weather patterns, so any future variations resulting from a changing climate need to be effectively communicated to them.
Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill and Chairwoman Johnson, for bringing together this excellent panel and hearing. I look forward to seeing the productive work of this subcommittee as we move further into the 117th Congress.