The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided documents to the House science committee Wednesday after months of fighting with the committee's chairman.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has been battling NOAA over a study published earlier this year that showed historic ocean temperatures refuting the long-held belief that there was a pause in global warming during recent years.

Smith, a climate change doubter, believes NOAA scientists bent the data to fit President Obama's climate change agenda. Smith has subpoenaed NOAA employees to dredge up communications that show a political slant, but NOAA resisted to the point that Smith agreed to back down on asking for scientists' emails.

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