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Apr 15, 2021 Hearing


Opening Statement:

Ranking Member Frank Lucas

Mar 9, 2021 Bill

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.


Follow the bill's progress HERE.

Mar 9, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding today’s mark-up.  The Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act addresses a great need in our research community, and I’m pleased that this was the first bipartisan bill we introduced together this Congress.  

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Today at a House Rules Committee markup of H.R.
Feb 25, 2021 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this hearing. I believe that today’s topic – restarting American research – is one of the most important issues we face at this moment. In September we heard from students and academics about the far-ranging impacts of COVID shutdowns. Those problems are only getting worse as Congress continues to ignore this problem in COVID relief bills. 
Feb 19, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Ranking Member Frank Lucas led Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in a letter to Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today requesting that the Committee hold a hearing on reopening schools safely.