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Jan 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a letter to the White House, signed by twenty two House Republican colleagues, urging President Biden to prioritize engagement and cooperation with our allies on emerging technologies. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:

Jan 5, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act.

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 30, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, the China Task Force released a detailed policy blueprint to counter the growing global threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

The China Task Force was comprised of 15 members representing 11 committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, including House Science, Space, and Technology Committee members Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL). 

Sep 23, 2020 Opening Statement

Good Morning and thank you, Chairman Foster. And thank you to the witnesses for your participation today. I hope we can use this hearing as an opportunity not only to identify where data gaps exist, but also to identify potential solutions to help us all better understand the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and make well-informed decisions moving forward. 

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month, which promotes the importance of individual planning for unexpected disasters. Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Co-Chair of National Preparedness Month, released the following statement in support of these efforts:


Sep 18, 2020 Opening Statement

NASA is one of the best-known organizations in the world.  Its successes with the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Shuttle, and International Space Station programs – along with its breathtaking scientific discoveries and jaw-dropping robotic probes – attract worldwide attention.  Unfortunately, that attention comes with challenges.  The technologies that NASA develops are also sought-after by criminal entities, unscrupulous foreign governments, and destructive vandals.  Because many of these technologies have both civil and military applications, these challenges are particularly grave.