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Aug 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Ranking Republican Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and 22 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) highlighting shortcomings with critical mineral supply chains in the United States and the immediate need to include bipartisan solutions in future COVID recovery legislation.   

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement today on the inclusion of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) critical minerals legislation in the latest Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 relief package.

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release
Jul 17, 2020 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. 
This Committee is no stranger to the work being done at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. Whether it’s synthesizing new materials or pioneering advanced nuclear reactors, the National Labs have an established history of being at the forefront of scientific discovery. But that is just the first step. 
Jul 17, 2020 Opening Statement
(WASHINGTON, DC) I’m looking forward to today’s hearing on Federal technology transfer initiatives, which is incredibly important to the success of U.S. research and development.
Jul 14, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. 

As we continue to fight COVID-19, I appreciate that we’re focusing our hearing time on this pandemic. 

Environmental justice, public health, and extreme weather are very serious topics that deserve our attention. It’s well documented that low-income and minority communities are adversely affected by these issues. And while I appreciate the effort to better understand why and how that is, I think the structure and scope of today’s hearing doesn’t give us the chance to focus on potential solutions. 

Jun 24, 2020 Bill

The bill authorizes approximately $26 billion in COVID-19 emergency relief for federal science agencies – such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation and others – to award to research universities, independent institutions, and national laboratories to continue working on federally-funded research projects.

Bill text is available here.

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today after the announcement that the U.S. no longer has the fastest supercomputer in the world. That title, previously held by the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, now goes to the Fugaku system in Japan. Fugaku is 2.8 times more powerful than Summit.