Press Releases

Feb 16, 2011

Anticipated Challenges Demand Better Long-Term R&D Goals for FAA

Washington, DC – Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Chairman Steven Palazzo (R-MS) today convened his first hearing of the 112th Congress, to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) portfolio of research and development (R&D) programs.

Feb 15, 2011

I&O Chairman Broun Seeks Answers Regarding BP Oil Spill

Washington, DC – Last evening, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) sent several letters to agency officials regarding multiple incidents relating to the misuse, mischaracterization, and manipulation of science, relating to the BP Oil Spill.

Feb 10, 2011

Committee Members Call for Release of NRC Yucca Mountain Documents

Washington, DC – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Members today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to release for public review information related to its scientific and technical evaluation of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Feb 10, 2011

Committee Officially Organizes, Approves Oversight Plan

Washington, DC – Today the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held its Organizational Meeting, in which Members approved subcommittee chairmen, ranking members, subcommittee assignments, and Committee Rules. The Committee also approved its Oversight Plan, as required by House Rules.

Feb 8, 2011

Committee to Closely Review EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released the following statement assuring close oversight of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing:

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