Thursday, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee passed by voice vote H.R. 5260, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act (the PROSWIFT Act). Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) teamed with Democrat sponsor Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) to pass the PROSWIFT Act which seeks to enhance America’s scientific understanding of the potential consequences of severe space weather phenomena and establishes a forecasting regime for severe space weather events.
By way of background, though little understood, space weather is a collection of physical processes, beginning at the Sun with solar winds and ultimately affecting human activities on Earth and in Space.
Notably, Congressman Brooks ranks #2 out of 15 Republican members on the Science, Space and Technology Committee