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Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a live downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The satellite feed allowed Members of the Committee to ask questions of U.S.

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved two bipartisan Science, Space, and Technology Committee bills to help make federal research and development (R&D) more effective and efficient.

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Research and Technology today convened a hearing to explore current policy options to incentivize breakthrough advances in disease treatments.

Jul 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved four Science, Space, and Technology Committee bills with broad bipartisan support, including the STEM Education Act of 2014 (H.R. 5031), introduced by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that expands the agency’s jurisdiction over “waters of the United States” regulated under the Clean Water Act.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Research & Technology and Oversight subcommittees today held a joint hearing to assess the potential benefits of new technologies to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). There have been high percentages of HAIs and mortality rates among patients at some Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing to review the recommendations of a recent report conducted by the National Research Council (NRC) on the future of human spaceflight. 

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Smith: “The Supreme Court yesterday put the White House on notice, calling EPA’s regulatory actions ‘outrageous.’  Costly and burdensome regulations put American jobs at risk.

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today approved the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012) to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) base its regulations on data that is public.

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittees on Space and Oversight today held a joint hearing to review troubles NASA has encountered in managing access of its facilities and protecting sensitive information from foreign nationals.

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