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May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittees on Research and Technology today held a hearing to examine the current development and state of biometric technologies and the challenges of adopting biometric technology. Witnesses discussed the practical applications of biometric technologies, future uses and how their use impacts public policies.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Oversight today held a hearing to review how federally owned or operated laboratories balance scientific openness and international cooperation with the need to protect sensitive information from espionage.  Witnesses focused on identifying potential deficiencies, best practices and how to ensure sensible federal policies.

May 15, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Member Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) today introduced a resolution to highlight the extensive analysis conducted by the State Department, which conclusively found that Keystone XL would be safe and environmentally sound.

May 10, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. - The White House Press Secretary yesterday criticized “historic levels of obstructionism” after Senate Republicans asked for Gina McCarthy, the President’s nominee to become EPA Administrator, to answer basic questions about the data underlying major regulations.  Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the followin

May 9, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittees on Space and Research today explored current efforts to search for life-sustaining planets.  Witnesses discussed the recent discovery by NASA’s Kepler space telescope of three super-Earth sized planets that have the potential to contain life.

May 9, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today introduced H.R.

May 7, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Energy and Environment Subcommittees today held a joint hearing to examine the safety and environmental features of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Apr 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The Subcommittees on Energy and Environment today held a hearing to review federal hydraulic fracturing research activities.

Apr 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The Subcommittee on Environment today held a hearing to provide Members an overview of the most important scientific, technical and economic factors that should guide climate-related decision-making.

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