Concerned scientists tell Lamar Smith – HELL NO – to his overreaching McCarthyistic info request #science #intimidation @UCSUSA @BadAstronomer

Phil Plait has written a scathing take down in Slate of anti-science Representative Lamar Smith and his recent request for oversight over the Union of Concerned Scientists (ironically Smith is the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and … Continue reading

House Science Committee and Chair Lamar Smith should focus on science, not politics #climate @NOAA

Chairman of House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Lamar Smith thinks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) should focus on studying weather patterns rather than climate. Lamar Smith stated this, and a lot of misinformation, at a … Continue reading

Lamar Smith and @HouseScience are bullying @NOAA climate scientists -#ISupportNOAA #SciCheck @factcheckdotorg

[tweet] Representative Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, has been the subject of a number of CauseScience posts. The House Committee continues spreading misinformation and seemingly abusing its power, now to bully NOAA climate scientists – Scicheck has summarized … Continue reading

Representative Lamar Smith gets SCICHECKED on climate change – @factcheckdotorg #science

SciCheck (part of has fact-checked a recent Wall Street Journal editorial by Representative Lamar Smith, one of CauseScience’s favorite anti-science congress members. The short version of highlights below – Read the SciCheck article here for a breakdown and the scientific evidence debunking … Continue reading

Lamar Smith’s lame attempt to justify his controversial NSF investigation – NATURE. #science

Representative Lamar Smith has been waging a controversial investigation into science that is funded by the NSF and the science review process at NSF. This week, Smith fires back at a recent article in Nature about his investigation. As chairman of the US … Continue reading

GOP Rep. Lamar Smith is beginning a McCarthy-esque witch hunt of NSF funded #science

Ok, so the title is a bit over the top, but Republican Lamar Smith is certainly eroding the peer-review process at the National Science Foundation (NSF), which serves as the model for almost all science review. Tim McDonnell at Slate summarizes how … Continue reading

@LamarSmithTX21 wrong on climate change… AGAIN. #tired @HouseScience @factcheckdotorg

Representative Lamar Smith heads the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology –  and is essentially as anti-science as you can get when it comes to climate change (see our many posts about Smith here). This week gives Lamar … Continue reading

Anti-science Republican candidates silent on climate agreement #COP21 #science

There is a terrific editorial in the New York Times on the blaring silence from Republican presidential candidates following the historic Paris climate agreement. Turns out that science and 195 nations are hard to argue with… especially when you are arguing with … Continue reading

#Science Quotable: Research!America’s Mary Woolley – Make Medical Progress a Priority! #SOTU2015

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) penned an op-ed inPOLITICO this week calling for more transparency and accountability in science agencies’ decision making. More transparency is a worthy goal and taxpayers are well served by it. What isn’t … Continue reading