Monday, March 30, 2020

U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (TX-21)

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U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (TX-21) News

Smith appointed to House Republican Regulatory Burden Taskforce

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, will serve on the House Republican’s Regulatory Burden Taskforce, which seeks to identify how the party can block regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among other federal entities.
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Smith investigates potential misuse of public funds

The investigation seeks to uncover whether the Institute of Global Environment and Society used $63 million in federal funds inappropriately.
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Smith leads House hearing on EPA's mine-discharge mishap

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, led the first congressional hearing on the Gold King Mine spill, which was triggered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspection activity on Aug. 5.
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Smith finds 'irony' in EPA's polluting of river as it finalized water rule

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, issued a statement on Thursday slamming the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. Rule, which had been set to go into effect this week.
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Lamar Smith chastises EPA for not turning over Gold King Mine information

House committee had requested details of EPA activities that triggered wastewater spill
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House panel questions EPA chief on recent regulations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy offered testimony at a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee late last week, where several committee members questioned her on recent regulations that have drawn criticism as being overreaching and costly.
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Smith applauds Supreme Court decision on Mercury Air Toxics rule

Lawmaker: "Today's Supreme Court ruling is an important step toward reining in ... EPA."
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Congressman: Report on airline emissions part of EPA power grab

In response to a report from the EPA alleging that commercial airplanes are responsible for air pollution via carbon emissions, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued a statement condemning the potential effects of any new regulations on the U.S. economy. “The sky is the limit when it comes to how much of the U.S. economy the EPA wants to control,” Smith, who serves as chairman for the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said.
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