Rep. Stevens to Convene Subcommittee Hearing to Review Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies

July 16, 2019
Press Release


Rep. Stevens to Convene Subcommittee Hearing to Review Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) will convene a hearing as Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Research & Technology tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C. The hearing, called “Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies, follows concerning reports of scientific censorship and suppression within the federal government.


“This is not a Democratic or Republican issue,” said Congresswoman Stevens. “It’s not about one Administration or another. It is about ensuring public trust in the conduct, dissemination, and use of scientific research in the Federal government. The people we represent rely on government agencies to serve the public and keep people safe and healthy by using the best, most accurate data available to inform their policies – regardless of politics.”

The hearing will also examine H.R. 1709, the Scientific Integrity Act, a Stevens-backed bill introduced by Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-20). The Scientific Integrity Act protects federal scientists and ensures transparency and accountability in government by prohibiting the suppression of scientific findings, directing federal agencies to adopt and enforce scientific integrity policies, and defines the rights and responsibilities of federal scientists with regard to publicizing their work.

WHO:          Congresswoman Haley Stevens

WHAT:        House Science Subcommittee on Research & Technology Hearing

WHERE:     2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

WHEN:        Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. ET



Mr. John Neumann, Managing Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Mr. Michael Halpern, Deputy Director, Center for Science & Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., Director, Sports Governance Center, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado

Mr. Joel Clement, Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School