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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.

Mar 12, 2020 Markup

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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 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.

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

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today calling for a renewed focus on critical scientific and technological challenges needed to maintain American competitiveness.

Oct 18, 2019 Bill

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program.

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Aug 15, 2019 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Randy Weber praised the Department of Energy today after the announcement of the launch of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC).