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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 30, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding today’s hearing, Chairwoman Sherrill. 

Today is the last day of September, which means we are three quarters of the way through 2020. Today’s hearing will focus on a number of factors which have combined to make this an especially difficult year for our country. Some of these challenges are new, and some have been ongoing. 

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month, which promotes the importance of individual planning for unexpected disasters. Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Co-Chair of National Preparedness Month, released the following statement in support of these efforts:

 

Aug 17, 2020 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for signing the charter of the Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services (ICAMS) today.

Aug 3, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - The Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) was authorized by Congress to create a community-driven modeling system that leverages innovations from the broader weather enterprise. On November 20, 2019, the Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing titled, “A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S.

Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today opposing H.R. 7617, the minibus spending package for Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development.

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) praised the inclusion of a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by the House of Representatives today.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today praising the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for significantly reducing expenses in a key satellite observation program. The data, released on June 18, showed a decrease of $735 million for the program’s life-cycle costs.

Mar 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Acting Administrator, Dr. Neil Jacobs, regarding the upcoming release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). The EPIC program’s goal is to advance U.S.