Lucas Named Ranking Member of Science Committee
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) was named the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Lucas released the following statement:
“I am grateful to the members of the Republican Steering Committee and our conference for entrusting me with the position of Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. As the Democrats retake control of the House, I look forward to leading my Republican colleagues in holding the new majority accountable and promoting a conservative agenda.”
The Science, Space, and Technology Committee has jurisdiction over programs at NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Committee oversees agency budgets of $42 billion, where the primary focus is on research and development. Rep. Lucas has been serving on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee since 1999 and Vice-Chair of the Committee since 2015.