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  • Rep. Lamar Smith: It's time for the GOP to go on the offensive,

    09/05/2017 5:25:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Rep Lamar Smith
    Lamar Smith By Rep. Lamar Smith Published September 04, 2017 Fox News Now Playing Antifa in the classroom? Teacher charged with inciting riot Close Republicans have not convinced many everyday Americans of the rightness of our cause. So we need to do something different to get our message directly to the American people and explain how the policies we advocate will benefit them. To succeed, it’s time for Republicans to take the initiative and go on the offensive. We need to seize opportunities, streamline the legislative process, become less risk-adverse and not rely on the media to fairly deliver our...
  • House GOP accuses Energy Dept. of political intimidation

    12/22/2016 8:02:58 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 12/20/2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The administration fired an employee for telling the truth to Congress, GOP lawmakers charged Tuesday, saying political appointees at the Energy Department were upset the woman backed a radiation program popular on Capitol Hill but which the department had planned to ax. Energy officials had hoped to cannibalize the money to fund global warming research... Dr. Metting was fired soon after the Oct. 16, 2014, briefing she delivered, and the House Science Committee says it has obtained documents showing the administration was upset at her for straying from pre-approved talking points. Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said a questionnaire from...
  • House Opens New Investigation Into Hillary Email Server

    01/16/2016 4:40:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-16 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Talk about a bad week. Poll numbers tanking, polling shows millennial ladies prefer Bernie, her attempts to connect with minority demographics flopping hard, 13 Hours hits theaters, resurrecting the Benghazi story, and now a second Congressional investigation. This latest investigation centers around the security of Hillary's home-brewed email server used during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman: Understanding these companies' roles in providing software and services to maintain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server is critical to improving government cybersecurity standards. A high profile...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • How Global Warming Science Ate The NASA Budget

    11/18/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/2015 | Andrew Follett
    The Daily Caller (11/17, Follett) reports that according to Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, NASA's dedication toward climate research has reduced the funding available for its planetary science and exploration efforts. In an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Smith stated, "The Obama administration has consistently tried to cut NASA's space exploration budgets in order to fund increases for Earth science programs," adding, "Just this year, the president proposed drastically cutting NASA's exploration systems by more than $440 million dollars while Earth Science accounts have increased by 63 percent over the...
  • EPA Chief Plans Japan Trip As Congress Demands She Answer For The Toxic Mine Spill

    08/21/2015 12:44:34 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced she’ll be traveling to Japan later this month to talk about global warming just as Congress is demanding she testify about the agency-caused toxic waste spill in Colorado that happened earlier this month. “After spilling millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Animas River, the EPA has an obligation to be forthcoming about what went wrong and potential long-term impacts on local communities,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said in a release, demanding McCarthy appear before the House science committee to answer lawmakers’ questions about the spill.
  • Environment Chairman: ‘Global Warming Alarmism Has Evolved Into a Religion’

    05/07/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Pointing approvingly to an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal by House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas), Senate Environment Chairman Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.) said on the Senate floor yesterday that global warming alarmists are advancing a new religious sect. “Global warming alarmism has evolved into a religion where one is either an alarmist or a skeptic,” Inhofe said. “The modern-day religion of climate change has been very artful in establishing and controlling carefully scripted talking points intended to scare the American people under the guise of environmental protectionism,” said Inhofe. …
  • Congressmen To NASA: Stop Wasting Money On Global Warming Research

    04/18/2015 3:46:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Republican lawmakers chastised the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Friday, saying the agency’s obsession with global warming is undercutting space exploration programs. “There are 13 other agencies involved in climate change research, but only one that is responsible for space exploration,” Texas Rep. Lamar Smith told NASA administrator Charles Bolden in a hearing. “The administration continues to starve NASA’s exploration programs to fund a partisan environmental agenda,” Smith said. “NASA simply deserves better.” Republicans are concerned that NASA is spending too much money on Earth sciences while cutting funding for space exploration. President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget...
  • House takes up Lamar Smith’s ‘secret science’ bill; EBJ slams ‘insidious’ attack on EPA

    11/19/2014 3:55:39 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 19, 2014 1:21 pm | Michael Lindenberger
    WASHINGTON — Two of Texas’ most prominent members of Congress squared off moments ago on the House floor as members prepare to vote on a bill Republicans say will end the EPA’s reliance on scientific studies whose data aren’t fully available to the public. The Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to base its rules only on scientific studies whose data can be shared in sufficient details that other researchers can duplicate the research. A vote is expected within the hour, and this post will be updated with its results. The bill, should it...
  • Truthy: The Tax-Funded Speech Monitoring and Suppression Project

    11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    One professor’s million-dollar campaign against conservatives, courtesy of the taxpayer Leftist speech suppressors are at it again, but this time they’re apparently being subsidized by the American taxpayer. On Monday, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF), demanding information about the nearly $1 million spent on the “Truthy” data-mining project that monitors political speech on Twitter. “The committee and taxpayers deserve to know how NSF decided to award a large grant for a project that proposed to develop standards for online political speech...
  • EPA Chief Promises To Go After Republicans Who Question Agency Science

    04/29/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you. McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations. “Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University...
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • New York Times' Gail Collins Aims Her Snark at the Space Program

    08/25/2013 3:02:29 PM PDT · by Marcus · 24 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | August 25, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Gail Collins, the New York Times columnist who was best known for a snarky book about how Texas has far too much influence over how the United States is run, turned her gimlet eye toward the civil space program. Her column was a meandering look at the current crisis over which destination to pick for space exploration efforts going forward, with some side swipes against her favorite targets, Texas politicians such as Lamar Smith and Ted Cruz. Should be go to an asteroid (or rather, as the administration wants to do, bring it back) or go back to the moon....
  • Candidate Matt McCall Slams Lamar Smith (TX-21) For Supporting NSA Spying

    08/05/2013 7:03:47 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Vote Matt McCall ^ | July 26, 2013 | Matt McCall
    Matt McCall (R), For Congress: Texas - District 21 - Website- Issues Lamar Votes for Obama's NSA Snooping Vote Matt McCall July 26, 2013 Liberty is worth dying for, but Lamar Smith can’t even vote for it. This week he voted against basic fourth amendment freedoms and for a police state by refusing to cut NSA spying on innocent citizens. He sided with the Obama administration, and the Establishment to continue funding the NSA spying on citizens that are not even suspected of violating any law what so ever. We all seem to hate congress, but it is indeed difficult...
  • Rep. Smith: Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives & Previously Deported

    04/17/2013 9:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty." Rep. Smith says the Senate immigration bill shreds current immigration laws: "And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In...
  • Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks

    07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Chad Pergram, Cristina Marcos
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday he’d like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks. The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that they’re interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe. “Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened,” Smith said in...
  • Judiciary Chairman Unleashes on Holder for ‘Partisan’ Ignorance of Constitution

    04/30/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    With a scathing roll call of Eric Holder's sins, Lamar Smith paves the way for the attorney general's upcoming appearance before his committee. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee launched a scathing attack on the Department of Justice today with a report outlining how Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency is “ignoring the Constitution to impose a partisan agenda.” “The pattern of pushing partisan ideology rather than neutrally enforcing the law began nearly as soon as the Administration took office and has continued unabated since,” the report from Rep. Lamar Smith states. The Texas Republican said that under the Obama...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • It's Baaaaaaaaack: Lamar Smith Says SOPA Markup To Resume In February

    01/17/2012 2:04:11 PM PST · by transducer · 67 replies
    TechDirt ^ | January 17, 2012 | Mike Masnick
    For all the talk from some that SOPA was "dead," it appears it's alive and well and getting ready for its big re-entrance. Lamar Smith has just sent out a press release saying that he intends to resume the markup in February...
  • Has Lamar Smith been co-opted by the establishment?

    01/16/2012 5:42:50 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    SOPA is only one reason I ask this. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like I see Lamar Smith coming up more and more, and not in a good way. For those who may have forgotten, here is what Trent Lott said: "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." How successful do you think they've been?