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Jun 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) requesting additional information ab

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Research and Technology Subcommittees today held a hearing to examine the current role of research and development (R&D) in mitigating the damage from windstorms across the nation. Witnesses discussed how best to transfer the results of research into practice for stakeholders, including building code developers, builders and property owners.

Jun 4, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today convened a hearing to evaluate the administration’s proposed consolidation and reorganization of federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.  The proposal would significantly decrease the number of federal STEM programs by more than half, with 116 progr

May 22, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Energy today held a hearing to examine high-performance computing research and development (R&D) challenges and opportunities, specifically as they relate to exascale computing.  Exascale computing refers to systems that would be a thousand times faster than today’s world-leading supercomputers.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Space held a hearing today to examine possible options for the next steps in human space flight and how these options move the U.S. closer to a human mission to Mars and beyond.

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

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