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Jun 24, 2020 Bill

The bill authorizes approximately $26 billion in COVID-19 emergency relief for federal science agencies – such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation and others – to award to research universities, independent institutions, and national laboratories to continue working on federally-funded research projects.

Bill text is available here.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Randy Weber introduced legislation today to improve nuclear energy research. 

H.R. 6796, The Nuclear Energy for the Future Act, will help make nuclear energy even safer, more efficient, and more affordable through the development of advanced technologies.

May 8, 2020 Bill

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Mar 12, 2020 Markup

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Mar 11, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher. 

H.R. 4733, the Low-Dose Radiation Research Act authorizes a research program on the health effects of low dose radiation within DOE’s Office of Science.  Currently, key functions of the U.S. nuclear and medical industries are guided by assumption-based radiation dose limits and protections.

Mar 11, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, for the opportunity to speak on these energy bills this morning.

On the Science Committee, we have a responsibility to support the research and development activities that will grow our economy, strengthen our national security, protect our environment, and help maintain U.S. leadership in science and technology for the next generation. This is especially true on the Energy Subcommittee, where our actions can have a direct impact on the future of the U.S. clean energy economy which touches all of these sectors and interests.

Mar 11, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher.

I’ll start by restating an important part of my opening statement: I support Representative Lamb’s intent with this legislation, and I am committed to continuing our discussions on this bill to reach a place of bipartisan agreement.

Mar 3, 2020 Bill

This bill requires the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to report to Congress on research and development investments, infrastructure, and workforce development investments of the federal government that enable continued U.S. leadership in industries of the future. 

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas has introduced comprehensive legislation that creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.
Jan 28, 2020 Bill

The Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act addresses both international competitiveness and climate change by doubling basic research over ten years and prioritizing world-class research infrastructure, a skilled STEM workforce, and a focus on critical technologies.

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Legislative Summary Here