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Aug 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today requested information and a briefing after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week caused a massive spill that polluted the Animas River in south

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the president announced the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants.

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Holds NSF accountable for how taxpayer dollars are spent

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

NASA Associate Administrator Says Increases Needed to Keep Future Missions on Track

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittees on Energy and Oversight today held a joint hearing to examine the vast changes in today’s energy sector compared to when the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was first established by Congress in 2005, requiring transportation fuels in the U.S. be blended with biofuels at increasing volumes.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after two former senior National Weather Service (NWS) officials pleaded the Fifth Amendment rather than testify before the Committee about alleged contract misconduct. 

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Environment Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine opportunities to leverage the private sector to improve U.S. weather forecasts. The hearing also examined how sources of weather data are utilized domestically and shared internationally under global data agreements.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) released the following statements on Tuesday’s Pluto flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft.

Jul 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today introduced the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act(READ Act) (H.R. 3033), a bipartisan bill to support dyslexia research.

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