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Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to support education and workforce development programs in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) fields. 

H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, is sponsored by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and cosponsored by Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 6229, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, and cosponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), full committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).

Sep 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Sep 19, 2018 Letter

In the letter, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Research and Technology Chairwoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) summarize the Committee’s continued oversight and allegations of sexual misconduct within the scientific community and provide recommendations for the GAO to further explore and provide potential solutions.

Full text of the letter can be found here.

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.