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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.

Mar 4, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding this markup, Chairwoman Sherrill.

Today we will be marking up three bipartisan bills at the subcommittee level. All three have been negotiated at the staff level through open and transparent conversations so I want to applaud the Members and staff on both sides for the efficient example they have set.

Feb 27, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding this joint Subcommittee hearing, Chairwoman Sherrill and Chairman Foster. I believe this is the first time the Environment Subcommittee has convened since you were appointed Chairwoman, so welcome to the subcommittee and I look forward to working with you.

Feb 27, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill and Chairman Foster, for convening this hearing, and thank you to the witnesses for your testimony this afternoon.

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas has introduced comprehensive legislation that creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.
 
Jan 28, 2020 Bill

The Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act addresses both international competitiveness and climate change by doubling basic research over ten years and prioritizing world-class research infrastructure, a skilled STEM workforce, and a focus on critical technologies.

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Legislative Summary Here

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller Gene Dodaro requesting an evaluation of how the Federal government, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) resolves spectrum interference issues and ensures that the spec

Dec 4, 2019 Opening Statement

Good afternoon Chairwoman Stevens.  I would like to thank you and Chairwoman Fletcher for holding this joint hearing today on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP). 

As a son of Oklahoma, where - the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain - efforts to reduce the loss of life and property from windstorms is of extreme importance to my family, friends, and neighbors.  Oklahoma is part of an area of the midwest called “tornado alley.” Over the past 10 years, tornados have caused an average financial loss of over $10 billion per year.