Legislation introduced with Chairman Max Miller will improve weather forecasting models

The House passed Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Deborah Ross’ (NC-02) legislation that will help improve weather forecasting and prediction. The Advanced Weather Model Computing Development Act directs the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct collaborative research that will tap DOE’s computing resources and expertise to advance weather and climate forecasting and modeling. Congresswoman Ross introduced this legislation with the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee Chairman, Max Miller (OH-07).


Floor Speech

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“I’m very proud to see this bill pass today,” said Ranking Member Ross. “Climate and extreme weather events are taking lives, destroying property, and causing financial pain in North Carolina and communities across the country. This bipartisan legislation will enhance the tools available to the outstanding forecasters at the National Weather Service who dedicate their time and expertise to protecting lives, property, and so much more. Without question, advancing our ability to ensure accurate and timely responses to weather and climate events is critical to protecting all Americans.”

“Collaborating and sharing information between these agencies ensures that researchers are on the same page,” said Environment Subcommittee Chairman Max Miller. “This will prevent duplication of efforts while saving taxpayer resources. I appreciate my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for passing this legislation today.”

The bill’s passage comes as climate change is driving extreme weather events in North Carolina and across the country, underscoring the need for reliable and timely forecasts. The bill passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support and now moves to the Senate.