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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. 

Oct 20, 2021 Opening Statement

Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Foster, for holding this hearing.

Oct 20, 2021 Opening Statement

Good morning, and thank you, Chairman Foster for holding this hearing. I have been—and continue to be—a strong supporter of nuclear energy and I’m pleased with this Committee’s continued bipartisan support for DOE’s nuclear energy research and development activities. I hope today’s conversations will inform and improve our shared efforts in supporting cutting-edge nuclear energy technology for the next generation.

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.

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

The Legislation:

Mar 12, 2020 Markup

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