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May 25, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Stevens, for holding today’s hearing on improving the cybersecurity of software supply chains. And thank you to the panel of expert witnesses for taking time to help educate us on this very timely and important topic.

May 25, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Stevens for holding today’s joint subcommittee hearing.

May 19, 2021 Letter

View the letter HERE.

This letter was sent on May 19, 2021.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Granholm to request a briefing on the Colonial Pipeline Company ransomware attack. The cyberattack on the company prompted a temporary shutdown of 5,500 miles of pipeline.

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas introduced legislation to double funding for basic research over ten years. The Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act (SALSTA) creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.

Mar 18, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson for holding this important and timely hearing. Today, we have an opportunity to examine last month’s blackouts in Texas and other southern and midwestern states. There is no better time to hear about the ongoing efforts by industry, federal agencies, and the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to learn from these events and adapt for the future.

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 29, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Randy Weber spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of passing H.R. 5760, the Grid Security Research and Development Act. Read or watch their full floor remarks:

Ranking Member LucasFULL TEXT

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.