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Nov 16, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today at a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology markup, the Committee unanimously passed two bipartisan bills: H.R. 5324, the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) Modernization Act of 2021 and H.R. 1437, the PRECIP Act , both as amended.

Nov 16, 2021 Markup


Full Committee Markup of: 

H.R. 5781, the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act - Favorably reported to the House by voice vote

Nov 16, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. I appreciate that this amendment in the nature of a substitute makes some improvements to the underlying bill, but I have to oppose it.

Nov 16, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson.  This morning we are considering 3 bills.  I wish I could say that all of the bills under consideration are bipartisan, but unfortunately, I cannot. 

Nov 10, 2021 Opening Statement

Good morning and thank you Chairwoman Stevens for holding this hearing. And thank you to our expert panel for taking the time to share your expertise on this important topic, given its critical importance across the country and particularly in my home state of Florida. I look forward to today’s discussion.

Nov 10, 2021 Opening Statement

Good Morning Chairwoman Stevens and thank you for holding this hearing on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. We in Oklahoma, like Florida, are very familiar with the damage windstorms can cause.  Efforts to reduce the loss of life and property from these disasters are of extreme importance to my family, friends, and neighbors. 

Nov 8, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to Dr.

Oct 14, 2021 Hearing


Opening Statement:

Ranking Member Frank Lucas

Oct 13, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding today’s hearing. And thank you to all our witnesses for offering your insight into our nation’s weather forecasting future. As you know, improving our forecasting abilities and making our forecasts even more useful has been a high priority for me as Ranking Member of this Committee. I appreciate that Dr. Uccellini shares this commitment and has dedicated his career at the National Weather Service to better serving the public.