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Nov 6, 2019 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN), and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced legislation today to enhance STEM education at rural schools.

Oct 25, 2019 Hearing


Livonia City Hall
33000 Civic Center Drive
Livonia, MI 48154

Oct 25, 2019 Opening Statement

Good morning Chairwoman Stevens.  I’d like to thank you for convening today’s hearing and for inviting me to visit Michigan’s 11th District.  It’s great to be here.

I look forward to hearing from our witnesses this morning about how communities can, and are, using smart technologies to provide safe and efficient mobility solutions.

All of us on this Committee are aware of the challenges our nation is facing with aging infrastructure.

Oct 18, 2019 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), along with Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE.), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) applauded the congressional passage of a bipartisan bill they introduced, along with hundreds of their colleagues, to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr.
Oct 17, 2019 Opening Statement
Today we will consider three bills.
The first is H.R. 4091, the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019. After a lot of negotiation, I’m pleased to say we’ve reached a bipartisan consensus on this legislation, and I look forward to supporting the bill as amended. 
I want to thank the Chairwoman for being willing to come to the table and find a more measured approach we can all agree on.
Sep 26, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives considered and passed Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) legislation H.R. 2528, the STEM Opportunities Act under suspension of the rules. This bill addresses the underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minority groups in research careers at institutions of higher education and at Federal laboratories.

Sep 26, 2019 Opening Statement

Good Afternoon and thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for convening this important hearing.

We are here today to explore technologies that enable online disinformation. We’ll look at trends and emerging technology in this field, and consider research strategies that can help to detect and combat sophisticated deceptions and so-called “deepfakes.”

Disinformation is not new. It has been used throughout history to influence and mislead people.

Sep 26, 2019 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this hearing on the growing problem of disinformation on social media.
We all know that photos these days can be digitally altered so easily that it’s all but impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not.
There’s now a growing problem where audio and video can be altered so convincingly that it can appear that someone has said or done something that never happened. These deepfakes can be produced more and more easily.