The Importance of Nanotechnology

Feb 11, 2009
Frankly Speaking

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

Nanotechnology is the science of using very small mechanical devices and structures to create better products.  It is the future of technology.  Already, research and development into this field has improved our ability to filter water, detect landmines, and even develop better sunscreen.  In addition, scientists are close to using nanotechnology to create sensors that will detect cancer and Alzheimer’s more quickly.  And this is only the beginning.  The manner in which we can use nanotechnology continues to grow rapidly.

H.R. 544 will ensure that this country is able to strengthen our research and development capabilities in the field of nanotechnology, and I am proud to have been a cosponsor of it.  The bill will now be sent to the Senate for passage and I encourage my Senate colleagues to vote for this important piece of legislation.

Recent Posts


Jul 23, 2024
Press

Lucas Votes to Authorize Millions in Funds to Local Community Projects

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2024, which authorized millions of dollars for community projects in Woodward and Stillwater. Lucas voted in favor of the legislation.   “At a time when our political system appears to be in a constant […]



Jul 18, 2024
Press

Congressman Lucas Welcomes New Field Representative to District Staff

Yukon, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) today announced an addition to his District Office staff following the hiring of Nathan Dethloff as a Field Representative. Originally from Lone Grove, Oklahoma, Nathan graduated in May of 2022 from Oklahoma State University. Most recently, in May of 2024, he earned a Master of Science in Agricultural […]



Jul 10, 2024
Economy

Lucas and Chair Powell Agree: Bank Regulators Should Re-propose Basel

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lucas and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell discussed the need for a re-proposal of Basel Endgame and plans to address inflation. On a Basel Re-proposal: Lucas: “You have reiterated how Members of the Board would like to see a revised Basel proposal put out for public comment, but you’re working […]