Congress is considering a bill by my colleague from Texas, Congressman Lamar Smith, entitled the STEM Jobs Act of 2012. While I commend Congressman Smith’s initiative to address the shortage of talent in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, this issue would best be addressed as part of a comprehensive immigration plan.
Author: U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 10th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. She is credited with originally authoring and co-authoring more than 150 bills that were passed by the House and Senate and signed into law. In December 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the first African-American and the first female Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Congresswoman Johnson continues to emphasize the need to invest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Written by U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson