Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jul 22, 2018 In The News

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee and the House Small Business Committee recently approved legislation to accelerate technological innovation among small businesses.

Apr 19, 2018 In The News

After EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he will implement a policy to make our government more accountable to the American people, we’ve seen massive media coverage misrepresenting the potential effects of such

Mar 12, 2018 In The News

Climate alarmism has become the chant of the media and liberals who favor more government regulations. As Chairman of the House Science Committee, I have challenged the alarmist rhetoric and pursued the facts about climate change. 

Jan 29, 2018 In The News

Technology has advanced civilizations throughout history. Even in ancient civilizations, such as during the Bronze Age, technological innovation improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world. More recently, innovations have continued at increased speed.

Jan 17, 2018 In The News

When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement.

Dec 19, 2017 In The News

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) forecasts that next year U.S. employers will be unable to fill nearly 2.5 million job openings in STEM and STEM-related occupations. At an average pay of $85,000 per year for jobs in STEM fields, 2.5 million unfilled positions means working Americans will lose $200 billion in lost wages. Lost productivity will decrease U.S. economic growth.

Nov 30, 2017 In The News

This past summer, Chinese scientists used quantum technology to teleport a single photon from the Earth’s surface to an orbiting satellite.

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

Dyslexia differs from other learning disabilities. These differences are highly specific and readily identifiable. In dyslexic readers, these neural systems function inefficiently – the signature of dyslexia. There may be other indicators, as well.

Nov 8, 2017 In The News

Today’s world is driven by technological advancements in every industry, which can increase efficiency, lower costs and benefit the environment.

Oct 2, 2017 In The News

We live in an electrified world. Energy delivered through our electric grid powers heating, cooling, lighting, computer systems, internet servers and security measures across the country. Today, the grid is threatened by cyber threats and physical disruptions from natural disasters, including hurricanes.