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Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 50th anniversary which falls on October 3. NOAA’s history of environmental stewardship dates back to the 19th century, wit

Sep 16, 2020 Bill

To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support STEM education and workforce development research focused on rural areas. 

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Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of his bipartisan legislation to improve STEM education for rural schools today. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science, and strong STEM education is critical to America’s economic growth.  

Sep 14, 2020 Bill

The legislation establishes an interagency working group on forensic science research that is tasked with coordinating Federal investments and developing a unified Federal research strategy for forensic science research and standards and directs the agencies responsible for forensics science to carry out research and other activities consistent with the strategy.

Sep 9, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens, for holding today’s hearing. All of us on this Committee know the critical role our universities play in America’s research enterprise. 

They are the largest performers of basic research, which drives scientific and technological discovery in this country. They play a significant role in regional and national economic development, spurring countless start-ups and patent grants in a number of industries. And they educate and train our STEM workforce of tomorrow, which will be critical to our future competitiveness.

Sep 9, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens, for holding today’s hearing to examine the challenges our academic research enterprise has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When the pandemic reached our shores, many researchers immediately pivoted to apply their knowledge and resources to fight this virus.  Universities have devoted engineering departments to 3D printing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. They have engineered inexpensive ventilators and self-sterilizing equipment for hospitals. And they have even repurposed veterinary labs to process COVID-19 tests. 

Sep 1, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Andy Barr and House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas published an op-ed in The Hill today on the increased frequency of theft of U.S. research by the Chinese Communist Party amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can protect American universities and research institutions from this continued aggression.
Aug 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Mike Garcia filed bipartisan legislation along with Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. The “Supporting Early Career Researchers Act” is a bill that would create a fellowship program at the National Science Foundation for postdoctoral researchers who are unable to continue their research at universities due to COVID-19. Congressman Mike Garcia had the following to say upon filing this vital legislation: