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Nov 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728) to limit duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing where the states already have environmental protections in place.

Nov 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today called on President Obama to immediately take down Healthcare.gov in order to ensure the safety and security of the personal data of Americans who have used the Obamacare website.  Chairman Smith made the statement following testimony from online security experts at a

Nov 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing today before the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) pressed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s continued use of undisclosed data to justify the Obama administration’s billion dollar regulatory agenda.

Nov 13, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Research and Technology today held a hearing to review draft legislation to reauthorize important research and science programs at several federal agencies.

Nov 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Science, Space, and Technology Committee has obtained a copy of a proposed rule to expand the EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The draft rule redefines “waters of the United States” under the CWA to include all natural and man-made tributary streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands that affect downstream navigable waters.

Nov 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Oct 30, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Energy Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine challenges and opportunities in setting priorities for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. Witnesses provided comment on the draft legislation Enabling Innovation for Science, Technology, and Energy in America Act, or EINSTEIN America Act.           

Oct 29, 2013 Press Release

The Environment and Energy Subcommittees today held a joint hearing to explore the technological basis for concluding that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is adequately demonstrated as a technology for controlling carbon dioxide emissions in full-scale commercial power plants. Witnesses discussed and debated EPA’s assessment that CCS has been “adequately demonstrated.”

Oct 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising concerns over a new d

Oct 10, 2013 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the passing of Commander Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury 7.

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