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FEDERALLY-FUNDED COVID RESEARCH

The Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Labs, and more are conducting research and producing resources to fight COVID-19. Learn more about this important work here.


RESTARTING AMERICAN RESEARCH

Universities, laboratories, and facilities non-essential to COVID-19 research have largely been shuttered, and young researchers and postdocs have been disproportionally affected by closures, reduced funding, and hiring freezes. We risk losing these valuable scientists if we do nothing. Read more on why restarting America's research enterprise is critical to the fight against COVID and our technological progress. 


 

More on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Jun 3, 2021 Press Release

On Thursday, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Ranking Member Frank Lucas (OK-3) and Subcommittee on Research and Technology Ranking Member Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a joint letter to White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) Director Eric Lander requesting information on OSTP’s role in President Biden’s review of the COVID-19 origins and the OSTP’s plans for reviewin

May 18, 2021 Press Release
Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) joined Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR) on a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), calling on her to cease remote voting measures and return the House of Representatives to regular order. Every committee ranking member and member of Republican leadership joined the letter as signatories. In part, the members wrote:
 
May 18, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC)—Today, the House passed the following bipartisan Science Committee bills:

May 18, 2021 Bill


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H.R. 144, the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act

 

Summary

This bill authorizes the National Science Foundation to establish a two-year pilot program to award grants to highly qualified early-career investigators to carry out an independent research program at the institution of higher education chosen by such investigator, to last for a period not greater than two years.

 

May 12, 2021 Opening Statement

Ranking Member Obernolte's Opening Statement as prepared for delivery is as follows:

"Thank you, Chairman Foster, for holding today’s important and timely hearing. I would also like to thank our expert witnesses for their participation today. 

Apr 21, 2021 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Yesterday, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Ranking Member Jay Obernolte sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control requesting information on the scientific basis for the Biden Administration’s decision to pause use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: 
Apr 20, 2021 Letter

View the letter HERE.

The letter was sent on April 20, 2021.