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Dec 2, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this morning’s hearing. 

Every American who has tried to buy a car, tractor, or even a refrigerator lately, knows that we are facing severe supply chain shortages.  In many cases, these shortages are being driven by global disruption to the supply chain for semiconductors or “chips”.

Nov 17, 2021 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas issued a statement tonight on the announcement by Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer that the House and Senate will begin conferencing competitiveness legislation.

Nov 17, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Bowman.

Today, we have an opportunity to examine the status of fusion energy research in the United States. I look forward to hearing more about how we can provide robust support for these high-priority research activities both internationally and here at home.

Nov 16, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Bowman for holding this hearing and thank you to our witness panel for joining us this morning. Today’s topic is one that many of us are very familiar with, but we remain extremely intrigued by – fusion energy.

Oct 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) and House Republicans, led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), urged President Biden today to immediately reconsider radical partisan policies that are making already growing U.S. supply chain issues significantly worse.

Oct 20, 2021 Opening Statement

"Space nuclear power and propulsion holds great promise.  It could lead to faster travel times, less radiation exposure for astronauts, greater mission flexibility, and more power for operations and instruments.  Other nuclear applications like surface reactors could also support a robust space exploration architecture. 

Sep 21, 2021 Opening Statement

We are at an inflection point for our nation’s space program.   Last year, NASA once again launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil.  Earlier this summer we witnessed two suborbital commercial human launches.  Just last week, the first orbital spaceflight participant mission launched and safely returned to Earth after 3 days in space.  The Space Launch System will launch within a few months, and the Artemis program to return to the Moon and venture to Mars is underway.  We also celebrated the 20th anniversary of continuous occup

Sep 9, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement criticizing the massive, partisan reconciliation package forced through the Committee today on a party-line vote.