Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the president announced the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants.

Jul 31, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), along with 26 other members of Congress, today sent a bi-partisan letter to the U.S. Department of Education requesting the Department communicate with states and school districts regarding dyslexia resources that are currently available.

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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) this week voted for several bills to improve care for veterans and hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable.

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Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today introduced the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accountable to the ta

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) this week joined House Republicans in voting to rein in out-of-control federal regulations that burden small businesses and job creators.  The House of Representatives passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 427) for the third straight congressional session.

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) this week joined Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and 132 other House Republicans in calling for an immediate DOJ investigation of Planned Parenthood practices revealed in a series of disturbing videos.

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today participated in the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing titled “Sanctuary Cities: A Threat to Public Safety.” The hearing examined dangerous policies adopted by some state and local governments that refuse to hon

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in favor of H.R. 3009, Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. The bill strengthens enforcement of current federal law which Rep.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement on a video released this week featuring a Planned Parenthood executive discussing in detail gruesome abortion practices.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) at a hearing today continued to advocate for improved weather forecasting technology.