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Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation today that will leverage the expertise and resources of U.S. industry, academia, and government to move Quantum Information Science (QIS) to the next level of research and development.

The National Quantum Initiative Act (H.R. 6227) was introduced by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and co-sponsored by Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) along with 28 committee members.

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).

Jul 17, 2018 Press Release

U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the National Academies report on Open Science By Design.  

Chairman Smith: 

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today unanimously approved the National Quantum Initiative Act (H.R. 6227), introduced by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and co-sponsored by Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) along with 24 committee members.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today unanimously approved the National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6229), introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, and cosponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today announced growing support for H.R. 6227, the National Quantum Initiative Act. The committee unanimously approved the legislation Wednesday. Keep reading to see what they’re saying.

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), who serve as the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced the introduction of House and Senate companions of the National Quantum Initiative Act.

Jun 26, 2018 In The News

By Reps. Lamar Smith and Clay Higgins 

At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific discoveries. Our country's workers and taxpayers pay the price when unfriendly nations gain competitive advantage by stealing our technology and innovations.

Jun 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced his intent to introduce the National Quantum Initiative Act, which will position the U.S. as the global leader in Quantum Information Science (QIS). Smith is also hosting IBM’s 50-qubit quantum computer on Capitol Hill this week. This is the first demonstration and display of a quantum computer on Capitol Hill.

May 15, 2018 In The News

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, on which we both serve, recently reviewed the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) proposed budget for next year. It includes more than $6 billion for basic scientific research. NSF-funded research has laid the foundations for most of the technological breakthroughs that define the modern world:  GPS, wireless communications, life-saving medicines and more.