The United States has the most dynamic private sector in the world, with entrepreneurs, investors, big companies, and capital markets all eager to license technologies and launch start-ups. Those ventures, however, are often driven by technologies that come from basic research funded by the federal government. But we’re falling behind--the Chinese Communist Party has already surpassed the U.S. in total R&D spending. We must quickly invest in American basic research and the development of technologies of the future across sectors to ensure our leadership in science—along with our national security—is not compromised.

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February 2024

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2/6/24 For the Record: Opening Statement of Chairman Frank Lucas at Joint Research & Technology and Energy Subcommittee Hearing Federal Science Agencies and the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries
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January 2024

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1/30/24 Opening Statement of Research and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Collins at From Risk to Resilience: Reauthorizing the Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs
1/29/24 Lucas and Lofgren Question Lack of Action by White House on Sexual Harassment Policies and Guidance

December 2023

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12/20/23 Collins' TRANQ Act Gets Signed Into Law by the President
12/15/23 Science Committee Leaders Stress Importance of Diligence in NIST AI Safety Research Funding
12/5/23 Science Committee Bill to Combat Spread of Synthetic Opioids Sent to President’s Desk

November 2023

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11/30/23 Chairman Lucas Opening Statement at The Role of Federal Research in Establishing a Robust U.S. Supply Chain of Critical Minerals and Materials
11/29/23 Science Committee Passes Bills to Secure Quantum & Commercial Space Leadership