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Jun 24, 2021 Opening Statement

Good morning Chairwoman Stevens.  Thank you for holding today’s hearing to examine emerging technologies in plastics recycling. I would also like to thank our witnesses for appearing before the subcommittee and sharing their expertise with us this morning. 

Jun 7, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding this hearing, Chairwoman Sherrill. I want to thank our witnesses for appearing before the subcommittee and sharing their perspectives.

Public awareness around ocean science is at a peak right now. Tomorrow is World Oceans Day, this week is Capitol Hill Ocean Week, June is National Ocean month, and this year we kickoff the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The time seems prime for our subcommittee to capitalize off the current heightened public attention our oceans and Great Lakes are receiving.

Jun 3, 2021 Press Release

Yesterday, House Science Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan reiterating an oversight request on the Agency’s formaldehyde risk assessment process.

Jun 2, 2021 Letter

View the letter HERE.

This letter was sent on June 2, 2021.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC)—Today, the House passed the following bipartisan Science Committee bills:

May 10, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment Ranking Member Stephanie Bice (R-OK) led a letter to National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy requesting information on the Biden Administration’s emissions reduction pledge to the Paris Agreement. 

Apr 22, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Research & Technology Subcommittee Chairwoman Haley Stevens (D-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced bipartisan legislation today to improve plastics and battery recycling and reduce the environmental impact of their consumption.

Apr 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent a letter to the Biden Administration requesting information on the abrupt decision to remove Dr. Betsy Weatherhead from her role as Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment.