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.
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).