The Computing Research Association is saddened to hear of the passing of former House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. As a long time member of the committee, Chairwoman Johnson was a champion of scientific research, STEM education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the nation’s scientific fields. Her time as the highest-ranking Democrat on the Science Committee, which began in 2011, was marked by efforts to bolster the nation’s research efforts, and Chairwoman Johnson’s sponsorship of the House contributions to the Chips and Science Act is just one example of a long career supporting the nation’s scientists and researchers. She will also be remembered for her bipartisan leadership on the committee, which is best exemplified by current House Science Committee Chairman Frank Lucas’ statement marking her passing.
CRA is honored to have worked with Chairwoman Johnson, and her staff, for many years, and she will be remembered for her efforts to make the United States’ scientific enterprise the best in the world.