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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.

Nov 14, 2019 In The News

The global economy is changing. To remain competitive in this evolving market, the United States needs a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Nov 14, 2019 Opening Statement

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman.

I am pleased to be leading this important bipartisan bill to improve STEM education in rural communities. I’d like to thank you, Congressman McAdams and Congressman Baird for working with me in developing it.  H.R. 4979 continues this Committee’s long bipartisan history of supporting and expanding STEM education for all.

Nov 14, 2019 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this mark-up. Today we will consider three bipartisan bills. 

The first is H.R. 4704, the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act.  I want to thank the bill’s sponsors, Mr. McAdams and Mr. Gonzalez, for working together to address this critical issue. 

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release

H.R. 4979, the Rural STEM Education Act, the Rural STEM Education Act, has broad support from stakeholders and supporters of STEM education. The full list of endorsements follows:

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 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.
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.