Science Committee Republicans Reiterate Call for Answers as DOE Fails to Respond to Oversight Inquiries on New “Clean Energy Corps”
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas, wrote to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm today requesting overdue answers on an oversight request about the Department’s new Clean Energy Corps.
Lucas: "Regrettably, I will not be casting my vote for the CHIPS and Science Act today."
This is one of those occasions that, as a statesman and responsible Member of Congress, I have to put aside my own pride in the Science Committee’s work and cast a vote that represents the best interests of Americans and - particularly - the good people of the Third District of Oklahoma.
Science Committee Leaders Johnson, Lucas, Beyer, and Babin Celebrate First Image from James Webb Space Telescope
“This image is the product of years of hard work and dedication by NASA and its partners, and it showcases the incredible value of America’s innovative and collaborative approach to space science," said Ranking Member Frank Lucas
Lucas Praises Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab for Achieving Exascale Computing
“This is an incredible accomplishment by the team at Oak Ridge and a testament to the value of our National Labs,” Lucas said. " It highlights why it’s so important that we continue to support the basic research that keeps America competitive, supports our economy, and strengthens our national defense."
Top Republicans Probe Big Tech’s Influence on the Biden Administration
In letters to White House Counsel Dana Remus and Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director Emory Rounds, the Republican lawmakers sound the alarm on former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt’s involvement with OSTP. Schmidt’s nonprofit foundation is paying the salaries of several OSTP employees and a whistleblower was demoted after she raised concerns about the troubling arrangement.
Science Committee Republicans Question DOE's Creation of a "Clean Energy Corps"
The letter to Secretary Jennifer Granholm raised questions about the Department’s plan to hire 1,000 new employees “with a mission of supercharging the clean energy revolution.” This hiring initiative will be the largest DOE staff expansion in more than four decades and will substantially increase the size of the Department’s workforce. Yet DOE has provided almost no details to Congress about this initiative.