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Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 50th anniversary which falls on October 3. NOAA’s history of environmental stewardship dates back to the 19th century, wit

Oct 1, 2020 Bill

This resolution recognizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 50th anniversary which falls on October 3. NOAA’s history of environmental stewardship dates back to the 19th century, with the creation of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson, followed by the Weather Bureau and the Commission on Fish and Fisheries, all of which came together under one roof when NOAA was established in 1970.

Bill text is available here.

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 24, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Randy Weber spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 4447 which has no support for basic research, fails to advance critical clean energy technology, ignores bipartisan solutions, and is not a serious answer to climate change. Their remarks are as follows:

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republican Leader Frank Lucas (R-OK), Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), and Natural Resources Committee Republican Leader Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy and Jobs Innovation Act. 

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

Today House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 4447, calling it a missed opportunity for meaningful action on climate change. Read his full statement here:

Thank you, Madame Speaker. I yield myself such time as I may consume.

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 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Randy Weber of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee opposed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act at a House Committee on Rules Markup. Read the full text of his statement below:

Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced HR 8297, the Advanced Recycling Research and Development Act of 2020, to direct the U.S. Department of Energy to carry out research, development, and demonstration programs to accelerate innovation in plastics and battery recycling and reduce the environmental impact of their consumption.