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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 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. 

Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Stephanie Bice (R-OK), and Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member Jay Obernolte (R-CA) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the need for timely and consistent risk assessments under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

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. 

Jan 5, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today on a final rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information rule will increase the availability and transparency of data used in studies informing new environmental rules and regulations.

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. 

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.