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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)

Oct 22, 2021 Press Release

Following an announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that individuals can mix and match booster shots, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas joined Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jay Obernolte in a letter requesting clarification about the Administration’s decision-making process.  

Oct 22, 2021 Press Release

Following an announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that individuals can mix and match booster shots, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas joined Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jay Obernolte in a letter requesting clarification about the Administration’s decision-making process.  

Oct 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) and House Republicans, led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), urged President Biden today to immediately reconsider radical partisan policies that are making already growing U.S. supply chain issues significantly worse.

Jul 30, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Republican Committee Members sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Chairman Bill Foster requesting an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. 

Jul 26, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Last week, Chairman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Ranking Member Jay Obernolte (R-CA) of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight sent a letter to Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Lander requesting a review of the adequacy and implementation of their oversight policies for life sciences dual use research of concern and federally-funded res

Jul 14, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster for holding today’s hearing. And thank you to our witnesses for your participation.

While this Committee has held a handful of hearings over the last 18 months examining the role of the scientific community in combatting COVID-19, I would be remiss if I did not mention that today’s hearing is the first official effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to explore the origins of this pandemic. I hope we can use today’s hearing as an important first step towards a full Congressional inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.

Jul 14, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster, for holding today’s hearing on principles for investigating the origins of COVID-19. And thank you to our witnesses for appearing before us today.

Before I begin, I’d like to take a moment to commend Chairman Foster for his bipartisanship and his willingness to hold the first official House Committee hearing related to the origins of COVID-19. I’m hopeful that this hearing will serve as an example of how Congress can work together to move forward on investigating the origins of this terrible pandemic.

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