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Aug 11, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)  and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced a bill today that will help universities and research institutions protect COVID-19 research from cyberattacks by China and Russia.

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement today on the inclusion of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) critical minerals legislation in the latest Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 relief package.

Jul 27, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster, and Chairwoman Stevens. And thank you to our witnesses for your participation today in this joint subcommittee hearing.

I am looking forward to learning from our expert witnesses about how technology is being leveraged to combat human trafficking and what tools are needed to tackle it.

Jul 27, 2020 Opening Statement

Human trafficking is a global problem, causing untold suffering and pain. And while it often remains an unseen problem, the truth is that it is far more widespread and destructive than it may seem. 

Emerging and evolving technologies can help us fight this plague, though. One of the reasons I enjoy serving on the Science Committee is our ability to focus on solutions to some of the greatest challenges we face. 

Jul 27, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Stevens, for convening today’s hearing to examine the role of science and technology in disrupting the horrendous trade of human trafficking.

Nearly 25 million people worldwide are exploited and subjected to forced labor through human trafficking every year. To say human trafficking is a monumental challenge would be an understatement. It is a challenge that requires a global response. It requires international coordination and engagement between government, industry, non-profit organizations, and academia.

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release
Jul 20, 2020 Press Release

“The American research enterprise has been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and is facing never-before-seen challenges,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. “Without targeted and immediate support, we’ll lose valuable R&D and fall behind on scientific and technological progress and could begin losing our STEM workforce pipeline.

Jul 17, 2020 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. 
This Committee is no stranger to the work being done at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. Whether it’s synthesizing new materials or pioneering advanced nuclear reactors, the National Labs have an established history of being at the forefront of scientific discovery. But that is just the first step.