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Apr 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent a letter to the Biden Administration requesting information on the abrupt decision to remove Dr. Betsy Weatherhead from her role as Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. 

Apr 20, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill and Chairwoman Johnson, for bringing together this excellent panel and hearing. I look forward to seeing the productive work of this subcommittee as we move further into the 117th Congress.

Apr 20, 2021 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill. I’m looking forward to this first Subcommittee hearing, as well as a productive relationship throughout this entire Congress.

There are few states who would benefit more from a better understanding of weather and climate than Oklahoma. We’re home to 86,000 farms that feed and clothe our state, our nation, and the world. Entire families’ livelihoods depend on long-term and short-term weather patterns, so any future variations resulting from a changing climate need to be effectively communicated to them. 

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.