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.
Lucas Statement on Science Committee Conferees on Competitiveness Legislation
Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement on the five Republican Members of the Science Committee named as conferees on U.S. competitiveness legislation. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the full slate of Republican conferees today.
Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas Urge President Biden to Rescind NTSB Proposal that would Exceed Agency Authority
Today, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to President Biden expressing their concerns regarding the Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for commercial space accident investigation that was issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Science Committee Passes No-Nonsense Bipartisan Bills to Support American Scientific Capabilities
Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a Full Committee Markup unanimously passed five bipartisan bills which help ensure U.S. leadership in satellite imagery, embolden innovative capabilities of federal agencies, and expand transformative STEM education.
Lucas Leads Effort to Ensure Tax Dollars for U.S. R&D Aren't Sent to Global Adversaries
Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas led Republican floor debate on a Motion to Instruct House conferees on competitiveness legislation to ensure no funds from the legislation go to persons or entities of concern.
Lucas and Weber Request Info on DOE’s Cybersecurity Work Given Increased Threats to U.S. Natural Gas Supplies
Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Randy Weber (R-TX) sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm requesting information about the Department’s efforts to assist the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to protect itself from cybersecurity threats from Russia.
Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas Welcome NSF Director Panchanathan’s Announcement of New Directorate Aligned with Bipartisan Committee Proposal
Today, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announced the launch of NSF’s new Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships at South by Southwest.
Top Republicans Renew Request for White House’s Investigative Report Detailing OSTP’s Toxic Work Environment
Today, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), and Subcommittee on the Environment Ranking Member Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) renewed their request for all reports, documents, and communications related to allegations of a toxic work environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).