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Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas introduced legislation to double funding for basic research over ten years. The Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act (SALSTA) creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.

Mar 12, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. As we kick off our first climate-focused hearing this year, I want to reflect quickly on the milestone energy legislation we passed last year. Together we were able to pass the first update to federal energy policy in over a decade last Congress, and that is in no small part due to your leadership and willingness to hold good faith negotiations with this side of the aisle. 

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement following President Biden’s executive order to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

Dec 20, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today the House passed an omnibus spending bill that included wide-ranging and bipartisan energy legislation that represents the first major update of America’s energy policy in 13 years. 

Sep 30, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding today’s hearing, Chairwoman Sherrill. 

Today is the last day of September, which means we are three quarters of the way through 2020. Today’s hearing will focus on a number of factors which have combined to make this an especially difficult year for our country. Some of these challenges are new, and some have been ongoing. 

Sep 24, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Randy Weber spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 4447 which has no support for basic research, fails to advance critical clean energy technology, ignores bipartisan solutions, and is not a serious answer to climate change. Their remarks are as follows:

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

Today House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 4447, calling it a missed opportunity for meaningful action on climate change. Read his full statement here:

Thank you, Madame Speaker. I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republican Leader Frank Lucas (R-OK), Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), and Natural Resources Committee Republican Leader Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy and Jobs Innovation Act. 

Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Randy Weber of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee opposed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act at a House Committee on Rules Markup. Read the full text of his statement below: