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Feb 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved a resolution to rename the Dryden Flight Research Center, located in southern California, the “Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.”  H.R. 667 also re-designates the surrounding test range to honor Hugh Dryden, a prominent aeronautical engineer.

Feb 15, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after reports of an unforeseen meteor exploding in the sky above Russia early this morning, on the same day that a large asteroid is scheduled to pass relatively close to Earth.

Feb 15, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Oversight today held its first hearing of the 113th Congress, examining challenges and federal research and development (R&D) efforts to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).

Feb 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Research today held its first hearing of the 113th Congress to highlight the practical applications and benefits of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program and its significance to U.S. competitiveness.

Feb 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Environment today held a hearing to assess broad environmental trends and indicators, including an examination of factors such as air and water quality, chemical exposure, environmental and human health, and climate change.

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- The Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Energy today issued a report that found the federal government wasted millions of dollars on a grant to a subsidiary of a Korean corporation that failed to meet basic project goals and spent taxpayer dollars paying employees to watch movies and play board games.

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Energy today held its first hearing of the 113th Congress, examining the impact of technology and policy drivers on U.S. energy markets.  Witnesses provided a broad overview of the U.S. energy outlook, and discussed trends in the electricity and transportation sectors.

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. 

Feb 7, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a group of top Republicans asserted that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is inappropriately using an exemption clause in the Freedom of Information Act in an attempt to hide the alias(es) used by the Administrator.  Rep.

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today convened the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s first hearing of the 113th Congress, examining the outlook for America’s science and technology enterprise.  The hearing focused on the impact of research and development (R&D) on the lives of the American people and examined policies to ensure the U.S.

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