Federal Government Relations


Berkeley Lab has been a critical part of the United States federal research ecosystem since its founding in 1931. Throughout its history, the Lab has maintained close and productive relationships with policymakers in the Administration and in the Congress. From providing expert testimony and other input on scientific research and development, to educating Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, and White House officials about cutting edge science, Berkeley Lab actively responds to policymakers' requests for information.


For more information contact Jonathan Nurse, Director of Federal Relations


Hearings

Hearing: Climate and Energy Science Research at the Department of Energy

Hearing: The CLEAN Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector

Hearing: Biological Research at DOE Leveraging DOE's Unique Capabilities to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

House of Representatives Hearings


Date: 05/04/21Hearing: Climate and Energy Science Research at the Department of EnergyCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Kristin Persson, Director, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: 05/05/21Hearing: The CLEAN Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the TransportationCommittee: U.S. House Energy & Commerce CommitteeWitness: Dr. Amol Phadke, Staff Scientist and Deputy of the International Energy Analysis Department, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Date: 09/11/2020Hearing: Biological Research at the Department of Energy: Leveraging DOE’s Unique Capabilities to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic Committee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences

Date: 11/22/2019Hearing: Stimulating New Carbon Capture Technologies through Basic ResearchCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Jeffrey Long, Faculty Senior Scientist and Professor UC Berkeley

Date: 07/12/2018Hearing: Big Data Challenges and Advanced Computing SolutionsCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences

Date: 03/14/2018Hearing: National Laboratories: World-Leading Innovation in Science Committee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences

Date: 12/08/2015Hearing: The Future of Biotechnology: Solutions for Energy, Agriculture and Manufacturing Committee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences

Date: 07/14/2014Hearing: Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to PatientsCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce Witness: Dr. Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute

Date: 06/10/2014Hearing: A Review of P5: The U.S. Vision for Particle Physics after Discovery of the Higgs Boson Committee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Natalie Roe, Physics Division Director

Date: 10/30/2013Hearing: Providing the Tools for Scientific Discovery and Basic Energy Research: The Department of Energy Science Mission Committee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Horst Simon, Deputy Laboratory Director

Date: 05/27/2010Hearing: Effects of Developments in Synthetic GenomicsCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology Witness: Dr. Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute

Date: 09/10/2009Hearing: Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Hearing - Biological Research for Energy and Medical Applications at the Department of Energy Office of ScienceCommittee: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology

U.S. Senate Hearings

Date: 09/25/2018Hearing: Full Committee Hearing to Examine DOE's Efforts in the Field of Quantum Information ScienceWitness: Dr. Irfan Siddiqi, Director of Berkeley Quantum

Date: 11/06/2013Hearing: America COMPETES: Science and the U.S. Economy Witness: Dr. Saul Perlmutter, Senior Scientist and Professor UC Berkeley