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U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

...of a permit for the Pebble Mine in Southwest.In a letter sent Wednesday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas and chairman of the committee, asked the agency to send Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran for an...
NASA says Mars appears to have water

...2020 will do."Water is one of the most precious resources necessary for a human mission to the red planet," Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House science, space and technology committee, said in a statement. "The more evidence...
Nation and World
The danger of Supreme Court deep throats

...aren't Republicans in Congress demanding an investigation into the Supreme Court leakers?After all, folks like Rep. Lamar Smith of San Antonio and Sen. John McCain of Arizona insist that leaking has serious ramifications. They and others have...
Outside editorial: Ganging up on guest workers

...This month, Congress stepped in with two proposals to address the situation, but both are deeply flawed. Reps. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Dan Lungren, R-Calif., have called for gutting the H-2A visa program and replacing it with...
Congress should kill online piracy bill

...companies and venture firms are fighting this bill. And no wonder.The legislation sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, gives copyright owners and the federal government the power to shut down websites, a practice Obama and...
Congress hits political wall on high-tech visas, naturalization

...raise the ceiling to 195,000 a year for three years and direct visa fee money to training U.S. workers. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's immigration panel, would remove all caps for three years...
Enforcement-only approach to immigration has made existing problems worse

...nation's immigration problems worse.Lofgren was speaking to the subcommittee on immigration about a proposal by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to make the E-Verify system mandatory. Employers use E-Verify to check the legal status of job applicants...
Outside editorial: Saudi's bomb plot raises visa screening questions

...entered this country on a student visa in 2008. Two congressional Republicans from Texas - Michael McCaul of Austin and Lamar Smith of San Antonio - are asking good questions about how Aldawsari's radical views went undetected through visa screening...
The sound of one hand clapping

...illegal immigrants. Democrats want the illegal immigrants because they see them as potential Democratic voters. Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, says, "Millions of Americans are struggling to find work, while an estimated 7 million illegal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...receiver Eddie Kennison earlier this year. New Orleans hasn't had a 1,000-yard rusher since Dalton Hillard in 1989. Lamar Smith was the Saints' leading rusher last year with 457 yards. He asked to be traded after the season, unhappy with Ditka's...


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