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Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after two former senior National Weather Service (NWS) officials pleaded the Fifth Amendment rather than testify before the Committee about alleged contract misconduct. 

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Environment Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine opportunities to leverage the private sector to improve U.S. weather forecasts. The hearing also examined how sources of weather data are utilized domestically and shared internationally under global data agreements.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) released the following statements on Tuesday’s Pluto flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft.

Jul 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today introduced the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act(READ Act) (H.R. 3033), a bipartisan bill to support dyslexia research.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today welcomed the resignation of Office of Personnel and Management Director Katherine Archuleta. Archuleta announced Friday that she would step down following recent news of data breaches that compromised the personal information of more than 20 million federal employees.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Space held a hearing to examine the current status of the International Space Station (ISS) and evaluate the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) plans for dealing with operational and maintenance challenges.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to receive testimony from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s overreaching regulatory agenda.

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

Witnesses say OPM ignored guidance, failed to prioritize computer network security

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – By voice vote, the House of Representatives yesterday adopted an amendment offered by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to prohibit the EPA from basing regulations on research data that is not publicly available.

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