House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent letters to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and ITER Director General Pietro Barabaschi on transparency about the organization's operations. The letters were sent after the Committee belatedly learned about an issue that may result in a significant delay to the project schedule. The members reiterated support for the ITER project and emphasized that the Committee must be notified in a timely manner about issues that have significant implications for the project's scope, cost, and schedule. 

Read the letter to DOE Secretary Granholm here.

Read the letter to ITER Director General Barabaschi here.