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Mar 25, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Bowman, for hosting this hearing, and thank you to all our witnesses for being with us virtually this afternoon. Today is the first Energy Subcommittee hearing of the 117th Congress and I’m looking forward to continuing the bipartisan successes that have marked my time here. 

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.

Mar 15, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), along with 12 Republican Members, introduced legislation to accelerate the development of quantum information sciences. 

Mar 12, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. As we kick off our first climate-focused hearing this year, I want to reflect quickly on the milestone energy legislation we passed last year. Together we were able to pass the first update to federal energy policy in over a decade last Congress, and that is in no small part due to your leadership and willingness to hold good faith negotiations with this side of the aisle. 

Feb 24, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas applauded the announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of $46 million in project awards for advanced early-stage clean energy research through the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program at the University of Utah.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement following President Biden’s executive order to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

Dec 20, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today the House passed an omnibus spending bill that included wide-ranging and bipartisan energy legislation that represents the first major update of America’s energy policy in 13 years.