Frankly Speaking - Science and Tech Committee

Reputation of GMO Foods Falls Short of the Science

Jul 15, 2015

Everyone’s got to eat. So in agriculture, we are always planning for tomorrow. Not only does our livelihood depend on it, millions of Americans rely on access to affordable and safe produce to feed their families. However, most people don’t think too much about how their meal made it to their plate.

Filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture Committee, Science and Tech Committee

Time to Cut Spending and Open the Government

Oct 10, 2013

On October 1, the United States experienced the first government shutdown since 1996. The constituents of Oklahoma’s Third District and many others across the country have felt the negative effects of the shutdown and are sadly still feeling them today. Everything from the closure of the national parks, USDA stopping collection of market data, VA administrative delays, and the furlough of many federal workers has directly impacted Americans nationwide at a time when they can ill afford it. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more they will suffer.  

Filed under: Agriculture, Constituent Services, Economy, General, Health Care, Homeland Security and Defense, Immigration, Science and Tech Committee, Taxes

Science and Technology Committee Update

Apr 29, 2009

This week, the Science and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, of which I am a member, held a hearing to discuss the issue of space debris.  Leaders at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as well as scholars in the field provided testimony for the subcommittee. 

Filed under: Science and Tech Committee

The Importance of Nanotechnology

Feb 11, 2009

Today the House unanimously passed H.R. 544 the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009, a bill which I cosponsored.

Filed under: Science and Tech Committee