Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Feb 14, 2017 In The News

Veterans — Congress wants to be your "wingman." That's what lawmakers are calling a bill they hope would make it easier for you to find out where veterans’ medical claims stand.

At the oldest VFW post in Texas, veterans share their war stories.

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Feb 9, 2017 In The News

One of the biggest post-election winners on Capitol Hill is Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. This soft-spoken Texas Republican has become an unlikely warrior against dubious science used to justify costly federal regulations imposed on American industry, particularly from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Feb 8, 2017 In The News

A new year, a new Congress, and a new presidential administration but the same perennial debate about illegal immigration. And with it comes countless polls that suggest solutions to the problem.

Feb 7, 2017 In The News

Americans didn’t fall for the media’s constant barrage of “slanted” stories attacking Pres. Trump’s immigration orders, the chairman of the House Media Fairness Caucus said in a House floor speech.

Caucus Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) slammed the media for twisting words, facts and poll results to try to turn the public against Trump’s efforts to keep America safe.

Feb 6, 2017 In The News

It may be called the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2017, but U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Austin has been proposing this measure for years without success.

Though prospects for passage were bleak in the past, now with a Republican president in the White House and Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, things are looking up for LARA.

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Feb 2, 2017 In The News

Law360, Washington (February 2, 2017, 4:56 PM EST) -- Sanctions for frivolous federal lawsuits could become mandatory again, if a bill passed by a House panel Thursday makes it through the rest of Congress.

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a year ago.

Lawmakers reacted to the announcement with the following statements:

Attorney General Ken Paxton said:

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.– Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation today to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year.

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress officially convened. For our purposes, it is the House Judiciary Committee that will be the body of primary importance insofar as the House of Representatives is concerned.

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Jan 26, 2017 In The News

The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues announces its second annual #CoverTheMarch campaign today, calling on the media to cover the 2017 March for Life and cover it fairly. The annual event held in Washington, D.C. draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful participants from all over the country.

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