Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Sep 12, 2011 In The News


All of us can remember where we were the day a foreign enemy attacked us on our own soil ten years ago. On that day in September, thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives. We will never forget them.

Jul 19, 2011 In The News

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, two out of three Americans believe our country is on the wrong track and nearly six in 10 say that the economy has not even started to recover. Under President Obama, 20 million Americans are out of work, underemployed, or given up looking for a job.


Jul 5, 2011 In The News

NEW BRAUNFELS ” New Braunfelsers ” young, old and in-between ” took time to give thanks and honor their country Monday morning by celebrating its 235th birthday with a parade and ceremony on Main Plaza.


The festive flair trumped the warm, humid weather, as hundreds lined the parades short route, which began at 9:15 a.m. and reflected the spirit of the Fourth.


Jul 4, 2011 In The News

Residents of the 21st congressional district and nearly all of Texas continue to face a severe drought, which is bringing about ever-tightening water restrictions. Overall, this drought has already been rated as the 3rd harshest in Texas history ” October through May proved to be the driest period in modern recorded history.

Jun 16, 2011 In The News

The importance of patent reform
By: Rep. Lamar Smith and Sen. Patrick Leahy

Jun 13, 2011 In The News

E-Verify works; let's use it

The voluntary program allows employers to electronically verify the work eligibility status of new employees, whose Social Security and alien ID numbers are checked against U.S. records. A photo-matching tool also deters fraud.


By Chairman Lamar Smith and Representative Elton Gallegly

May 4, 2011 In The News

(WASHINGTON) “ Congressman Lamar Smith today was named Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.


Apr 23, 2011 In The News
By Gary Martin/
Updated 12:01 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011

Delays, layovers and connecting flights: The San Antonio congressional delegation is demanding some respect in the skies above the nation's capital.

Apr 8, 2011 In The News
Congressman Lamar Smith discusses the budget debate, domestic energy production, and military commissions for 9/11 co-conspirators with Joe Pags of WOAI.