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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 2 Children
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Christian Scientist
Date Title
April 1, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve Weather Forecasting
April 1, 2014 Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014
March 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - President's FY2014 Budget Request for Science Agencies
March 25, 2014 Smith: EPA Bypassed Scientific Review of Overreaching Water Rule
March 19, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Scientific Review Panel Lacks Independence
March 6, 2014 President Signs Drought Monitoring Bill
March 6, 2014 Smith: Stop EPA Attack on Affordable Electricity
Feb. 28, 2014 Committee Approves Bill to Prevent, Mitigate Damage from Windstorms
Feb. 14, 2014 Smith Statement on President's Billion Dollar Climate Fund
Feb. 11, 2014 Smith: Bill Would Force EPA Transparency
Feb. 11, 2014 Hearing of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee - Ensuring Open Science at EPA
Feb. 10, 2014 National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013
Feb. 10, 2014 House Passes Bill to Improve Drought Monitoring Program
Feb. 5, 2014 Smith: EPA Should Allow States Flexibility to Regulate
Feb. 5, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee - Examining the Science of EPA Overreach: A Case Study in Texas
Jan. 28, 2014 Chairman Smith Responds to State of the Union Address
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Muzzling Scientists
Dec. 16, 2013 Smith to Supreme Court: EPA Overstepped Authority
Dec. 11, 2013 Hearing of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Relationship Between Climate and Weather
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Not Listening to Americans' Concerns
Dec. 3, 2013 Letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy - Smith: EPA Rules Based on Partisan Politics Not Science
Nov. 20, 2013 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Nov. 14, 2013 Smith to Introduce Bill to Bar EPA from Basing Regulations on Secret Science
Nov. 14, 2013 Hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Strengtheni ng Transparency and Accountability at the EPA
Nov. 14, 2013 Smith to Introduce Bill to Bar EPA from Basing Regulations on Secret Science
Nov. 12, 2013 Smith: EPA's Draft Water Rule is Private Property Power Grab
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget - EPA Rushes Rule to Regulate America's Waterways
Oct. 29, 2013 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - EPA Power Plant Regulations: Is the Technology Ready
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Regulatory Authority
Sept. 30, 2013 Smith: EPA IG Highlights Agency Fraught With Problems
Sept. 27, 2013 Smith Statement on IPCC Climate Change Report
Sept. 17, 2013 Smith: Draft EPA Water Rule a Massive Power Grab
Aug. 8, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - EPA Transparency is Good Government
Aug. 2, 2013 Smith and Stewart Subpoena EPA's Secret Science
Aug. 1, 2013 Smith Subpoenas EPA's Secret Science
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Approves Bill to Improve EPA's Hydraulic Fracturing Study
July 31, 2013 Letter to Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Smith Responds to Ranking Member's Questions, Reiterates Need to Subpoena EPA Secret Science
July 24, 2013 Members Question Scientific Integrity of EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Studies
July 22, 2013 Letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy - Committee Threatens to Subpoena EPA Secret Science
June 27, 2013 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, U.S. Department of State - Keystone XL Pipeline
June 25, 2013 Smith, Stewart Respond to President's Climate Change Speech
June 18, 2013 Chairman Smith: Prioritize Fundamental Research to Reduce Costs of Alternative Forms of Energy
June 12, 2013 Letter to The Honorable Robert Perciasepe Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Smith, Stewart Demand Release of EPA Secret Data Behind Air Regulations
June 12, 2013 Witnesses Say EPA's Forthcoming Ozone Standards Impossible to Meet
June 12, 2013 Hearing of the Enviroment Subcommittee of the Science, Space, and Technology - "Background Check: Achievability of New Ozone Standards"
May 15, 2013 Siding with the Science, Committee Republicans Urge Action on Keystone XL
May 10, 2013 Smith Commends Senate for Demanding EPA Transparency
April 26, 2013 Hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - "A Review of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Research Activities"
April 25, 2013 Hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - "Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context"
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