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Apr 15, 2021 Hearing


Opening Statement:

Ranking Member Frank Lucas

Mar 26, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) –Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with Subcommittee on Research and Technology Chairwoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Ranking Member Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced the National Science Foundation for the Future Act. This legislation increases the funding for more excellent research; advances research and development to address persistent challenges in

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.

Mar 9, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding today’s mark-up.  The Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act addresses a great need in our research community, and I’m pleased that this was the first bipartisan bill we introduced together this Congress.  

Mar 9, 2021 Bill

This bill authorizes the National Science Foundation to establish a two-year pilot program to award grants to highly qualified early-career investigators to carry out an independent research program at the institution of higher education chosen by such investigator, to last for a period not greater than two years.


Follow the bill's progress HERE.

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Today at a House Rules Committee markup of H.R.
Feb 25, 2021 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this hearing. I believe that today’s topic – restarting American research – is one of the most important issues we face at this moment. In September we heard from students and academics about the far-ranging impacts of COVID shutdowns. Those problems are only getting worse as Congress continues to ignore this problem in COVID relief bills.