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Dec 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama delivered a speech this morning before the U.N. climate change conference in Paris blaming climate change for recent flooding in Miami, Florida.

Nov 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule, which sets specific renewable fuel volumes for the years 2014 - 2016.

Nov 24, 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) today praised a private space company’s successful test of a reusable rocket at a test facility in West Texas.

Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to the Committee’s ranking member, Rep.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Chairman Randy Weber (R-Texas) along with Full Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today introduced the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (H.R.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Science, Space and Technology Committee today held a hearing to examine recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our nation’s national energy laboratories.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a follow-up letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlining allegations brought to the Committee’s attention by whistleblowers that a con

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today delivered the following opening statement at a hearing titled, “The Administration’s Empty Promises for the International Climate Treaty.”

 

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Space and Environment held a joint hearing titled Exploring Commercial Opportunities to Maximize Earth Science Investments. The hearing explored ways NASA can satisfy Earth science data requirements through public-private partnerships, including commercial capabilities.

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) today praised passage of crucial legislation that provides guidance and certainty for American commercial space partners.

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