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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.

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today hosted a bipartisan retreat for members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  This is the first time that the Committee has held a bipartisan retreat at the beginning of a Congress.

Jan 24, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today sent a third letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson demanding records related to the use of dual, secondary, or non-public email accounts at the agency.  Specif

Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held an organizational meeting to approve the Committee’s Rules and Oversight Plan for the 113th Congress.  At the meeting, the Committee adopted a motion by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) naming members of the six subcommittee

Jan 8, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced Subcommittee chairpersons and two other leadership positions for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Forty members will serve on the Science Committee this Congress, including 22 Republicans and 18 Democrats.

Jan 2, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved a Senate amendment to H.R.

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