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Dec 13, 2006 Press Release
Congress will need greater attention to progress in the Next Generation Air Transportation System program, according to leaders of the House Science Committee (December 13, 2006)
Dec 7, 2006 Article
Rep. Bart Gordon received two letters from members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the requirements for security in new nuclear reactor designs (December 7, 2006)
Nov 30, 2006 Press Release

Ranking Members from four House Committees write to EPA Administrator to stop destruction of EPA's libraries (November 30, 2006)

Nov 30, 2006 Article
Ranking Members Bart Dordon (Committee on Science), John Dingell (Energy and Commerce), Henry Waxman (Government Reform) and James Oberstar (Transportation and Infrastructure) write to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson directing agency to cease breaking up the agency's library system (November 30, 2006)
Nov 28, 2006 Press Release
Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) releases the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's response to his letter asking about access to sensitive Commission documents in public reading rooms (November 28, 2006)
Nov 21, 2006 Article
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman's Office responded to Congressman Bart Gordon's inquiries concerning the availability of sensitive documents at Commission libraries.
Nov 15, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON - House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon (D-TN) today issued the following joint statement in response to a paper that is being published the journal Nature tomorrow laying out a research agenda to understand the environmental, health, and safety implications of nanotechnology.

Oct 27, 2006 Article
Do new nuclear reactor designs reflect recommendations from 1980-era studies conducted by the Department of Energy for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, asked Science Committee Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon in letters to the Secretary of Energy and the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (October 27, 2006)
Oct 27, 2006 Article
Science Committee Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon asks the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to clarify the Commission's handling of documents removed from the NRC website, yet available in public reading rooms (October 27, 2006)
Oct 4, 2006 Article
A report in Nature magazine describing interference in releasing information about hurricanes led Science Committee Ranking Member Bart Gordon to write NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher to obtain e-mails and other communications on the incident (October 4, 2006)