Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Feb 1, 2016 In The News

Recent evidence that refugees are plotting with terrorists have renewed concerns about the Obama administration’s plans to admit tens of thousands of refugees from Syria. We should not be surprised if terrorists succeed in exploiting our refugee system.

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

The arrest of two Iraq-born refugees on terror-related charges has recharged Capitol Hill calls for the Obama administration to pull back on plans to welcome thousands more refugees from Middle East warzones. 

Dec 16, 2015 In The News

The battle between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials and congressional investigators may be winding down as bureaucrats have finally handed over emails to lawmakers after months of refusing to do so.

Dec 14, 2015 In The News

San Antonio has been chosen for one of the National Guard’s 13 new cyber units.

The decision was celebrated by U.S. Reps. Will Hurd, Joaquín Castro, Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith, all of whom requested “Cyber City, USA” be considered for the new units.

Dec 11, 2015 In The News

“Our bill is simple: no more refugee admittance until we can strengthen the system and better ensure the safety of Americans,” 

Oct 28, 2015 In The News

Top law enforcement and security officials cautioned Wednesday that bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees as planned carries a terror risk, with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledging background checks can only do so much and "there is no risk-free process.”

Sep 16, 2015 In The News

Frivolous lawsuits have become too common in the United States.  In recent years, for example, meritless lawsuits have been filed against the Weather Channel for failing to accurately predict storms.  But when it rains it pours for abusive litigation.  Frivolous lawsuits also have been filed against television shows people claimed were too scary, and against fast-food companies because inactive

Jun 22, 2015 In The News

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out its controversial Waters of the U.S. rule along with a new PR campaign attempting to rebrand the rule’s tarnished image. 

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May 20, 2015 In The News

I recently hosted Apollo astronaut and fellow Texan Gene Cernan in the U.S. Capitol. Gene is one of only 12 people to have landed on the moon, and he was the last to leave 42 years ago. He is a strong advocate for U.S. space leadership, and he has a message for lawmakers: America needs to continue to lead the world in space.

Feb 23, 2015 In The News

 

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