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Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee finished a two-part hearing today on delays and cost increases for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Jul 26, 2018 In The News

By Rep. Lamar Smith and Sen. John Thune 

For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs based on the power of quantum science. It's a race we must win.

Jul 25, 2018 In The News

By Rep. Lamar Smith 

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Chairman Lamar Smith of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee gave remarks today at the Hudson Institute’s discussion of the New Era in Space. Smith’s remarks touched on the growing private sector presence in space and how the government can effectively collaborate with industry while spurring investment and innovation.

Jul 24, 2018 Markup

S. 141, the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, bill ordered reported as amended to the House by voice vote.

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Perlmutter (D-Colo.), agreed to by voice vote. 

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved legislation today to better protect lives, property, and infrastructure from the adverse effects of space weather.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S House of Representatives approved two bipartisan space bills that promote the Nation’s leadership in rocket propulsion development and provide licenses for commercial space support vehicles and flights. These bills will ensure America remains a leader in space exploration and development.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today approved H.R.6226, the American Space Situational Awareness and Facilitation of Entity Management Act (American Space SAFE Management Act), introduced by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas). This bill will establish the Department of Commerce as the civilian agency to provide civil space situational awareness and traffic coordination.

Jun 14, 2018 In The News

By Reps. Lamar Smith and Brian Babin

Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away.

That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding NASA’s Curiosity rover’s groundbreaking discovery on Mars.