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Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 6398, the Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act.

The bill, introduced by Environment Subcommittee Vice Chairman Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), authorizes collaborative research between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to solve complex, big data challenges focused on veterans’ health care and basic science. 

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously cleared S.97, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, for the President’s signature. Based on language originated by Energy Subcommittee Chairman Randy Weber (R-Texas), the bill directs and authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE) to enable the American nuclear power industry to conduct civilian nuclear energy research and development that will advance our leadership in nuclear technology.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives unanimously cleared H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act, for Presidential enactment. Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s legislation prioritizes critical basic research and science at Department of Energy (DOE) national labs.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved legislation today that authorizes collaborative research between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved three energy bills that modernize energy innovation.

May 2, 2018 In The News

by Rep. Lamar Smith 

Harnessing the power of the stars here on Earth could supply our future energy needs. If we replicate the same nuclear reactions that occur in a star within a fusion reactor, the heat from these reactions could be converted into abundant renewable and reliable electricity. 

Feb 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved four bipartisan bills that maintain America’s leadership in energy research infrastructure and enhance Department of Energy (DOE) basic research.

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today unanimously approved the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 (H.R. 4675), introduced by Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, and cosponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Randy Weber (R-Texas).

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today announced growing support for the Low Dose Radiation Research Act (H.R. 4675). This bipartisan bill, unanimously approved by the committee today, restarts the low dose radiation research program at the Energy Department.