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Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the independent experts who advise NASA criticized the President’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).  The NASA Advisory Council urged an independent cost and technical estimate of ARM before NASA moves forward with the proposal.

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight today held a joint hearing on the technologies needed to better secure our nation’s borders.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Science, Space, and Technology Committee today convened a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approach to implementing a far-reaching plan to reduce U.S. carbon emissions.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Research and Technology today convened a hearing to examine strengths, weaknesses, challenges and accomplishments of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).

Jul 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and U.S. Sen.

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.

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