Science Committee Passes Seven Bipartisan Bills

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed seven bipartisan bills at a full committee markup

“These bills all contribute to a larger effort to improve federal R&D, make it more efficient, and help our science agencies to better serve our communities,” Chairman Frank Lucas said. His opening statement can be found here. The bills passed today include:

H.R. 676, the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023, requires NOAA to collaborate with State and local governments and Indian Tribes on vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, research planning, and similar activities.

“NOAA has already established an Interagency Working Group and conducts the strategic research plan and program research required by the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009. And while state and local governments, industry, academia, and other representatives are included in this work, there is no specific call out for Indian Tribes. This bill seeks to amend that by updating the statute directing collaboration of these activities to include Indian Tribes.” – Chairman Lucas

US Congress Committee on Science, Space and Technology, 29 March 2023. Press release.

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