Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) was joined by 56 House colleagues today in sending a letter to Senate leadership asking to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that has thus far prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal.

Sep 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to an announcement that NASA will be forced to delay the development of the Orion crew vehicle.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today circulated a letter to colleagues calling for a change in Senate rules to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that recently prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal.

Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX): “The Obama administration ignored the outcry from stakeholders and the American public when it issued the final rule on its Power Plan.The Clean Air Act was never intended to regulate carbon.

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today following a United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling in United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, the House’s litigation challenging President Obama’s unilateral transfer of funds to insurance companies.

Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) convened the first congressional hearing to examine the actions that took place at the Gold King Mine in Colorado on August 5th that led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spilling over three million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River. 

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today spoke out on the House floor in opposition to the Iran deal being considered before Congress. Smith is an original cosponsor of the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement that the House will vote on this week. In May of this year, Smith also voted in favor of H.R.

Sep 4, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today held the first meeting with members of a newly-formed Military and Veterans Council, which includes representatives from across the 21st congressional district.

Aug 25, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to provide documents and communication the Committee requested by August 24th concerning the agency’s involvement in the Gold King Mine spill.