More on Climate Change
(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.
(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.
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.
(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:
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.
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.
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:
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson.
As we continue to fight COVID-19, I appreciate that we’re focusing our hearing time on this pandemic.
Environmental justice, public health, and extreme weather are very serious topics that deserve our attention. It’s well documented that low-income and minority communities are adversely affected by these issues. And while I appreciate the effort to better understand why and how that is, I think the structure and scope of today’s hearing doesn’t give us the chance to focus on potential solutions.