Representative Lamar S. Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
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Issue Position: Environment Issue Position: Global Climate Change 11/19/14 House Passes Bill to Usher in New Era of EPA Transparency 11/18/14 House Passes Bill to Boost Scientific Integrity 11/14/14 Smith: EPA Water Rule Is Reckless 11/14/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army - Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under Clean Water Act 11/12/14 Smith on Obama-China Climate Deal: Americans Get Short End of the Stick 11/03/14 Smith Statement on United Nations' Climate Change Report 10/09/14 San Antonio Express-News - Market Key to Easing Climate Woes 9/22/14 The Hill - Let Technology Lead the Way 9/20/14 Fox News - Curtain, Reviews Come Down on Taxpayer-Funded Climate Change Musical 9/17/14 Smith Statement on Obama Climate Plan 9/17/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - The Administration's Climate Plan: Failure by Design 9/09/14 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 9/08/14 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2014 9/08/14 House Passes Committee Bills to Improve Tsunami Warnings and Support Next Generation Computing 8/27/14 Smith: Maps Show EPA Land Grab 8/27/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Agency's Motivation for Having Detailed Maps Assembled Showing Waters and Wetlands for All 50 States 8/13/14 Smith: EPA Hides Truth about Climate Regulations 8/13/14 Letter to Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration - Conducting an Independent Analysis Using the Same Underlying Data and Assumptions as the EPA 8/13/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Requesting More Comprehensive, Independent Analysis Before Moving Forward 7/28/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Blocking Transparent, Thorough Evaluation of Proposed Ozone Standards 7/14/14 National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorizaton of 2014 7/14/14 House Approves Four Committee Bills 7/09/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Navigating the Clean Water Act: Is Water Wet? 6/24/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Groundwater Resource Management Directive 6/24/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Markup of H.R. 4012, Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 6/24/14 Smith Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Greenhouse Gases 6/23/14 EPA Should Make Data Public 6/09/14 Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 6/02/14 Representative Smith Pushes Back on EPA Power Grab 6/02/14 Smith: New EPA Power Plant Regs "All Pain, No Gain' 6/02/14 Smith: New EPA Power Plant Regs "All Pain, No Gain' 5/29/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Examining the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process 5/22/14 Future to NSF: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Money 5/08/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Scrap Partisan Power Plant Proposal 5/06/14 Smith: White House Climate Report Stretches Truth 4/30/14 Hearing of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015 4/28/14 Smith Criticizes EPA for Standing by Secret Science 4/01/14 House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve Weather Forecasting 4/01/14 Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014 3/26/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - President's FY2014 Budget Request for Science Agencies 3/25/14 Smith: EPA Bypassed Scientific Review of Overreaching Water Rule 3/19/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Scientific Review Panel Lacks Independence 3/06/14 President Signs Drought Monitoring Bill 3/06/14 Smith: Stop EPA Attack on Affordable Electricity 2/28/14 Committee Approves Bill to Prevent, Mitigate Damage from Windstorms 2/14/14 Smith Statement on President's Billion Dollar Climate Fund 2/11/14 Smith: Bill Would Force EPA Transparency 2/11/14 Hearing of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee - Ensuring Open Science at EPA