Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

Apr 24, 2012 In The News

The modern encyclopedia Wikipedia says, "the term 'mainstream' media denotes those generally reflective of the prevailing currents of thought, influence or activity."

Mar 26, 2012 In The News

Our countrys founders limited the scope and power of the federal government for a reason. They feared centralized power would lead to the same type of tyranny from which they had just won independence.

Mar 20, 2012 In The News
Even before he became President, Barack Obama promised the American people his would be the most open, transparent administration in history. Unfortunately, his administrations record doesnt match his campaign rhetoric.
Mar 14, 2012 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith on Wednesday said he's hopeful that new legislation aimed at reducing costs for small businesses soon will be passed.

Feb 16, 2012 In The News

Our democracy was threatened early this year by a presidential power play. On Jan. 4, President Obama announced his appointments of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board, plus Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These appointments were unprecedented and raise serious constitutional concerns.

Jan 31, 2012 In The News

January 31, 2012

President should back up his rhetoric with real reform

By Chairman Smith

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.