Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) spoke on the House floor about reports demonstrating federal immigration laws are not being enforced.

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 vote to strike down a Texas law (H.B. 2) designed to provide essential protections for the health and safety of women inside the state’s abortion facilities.

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful:

Jun 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the early Sunday morning terror attack on an Orlando nightclub in which 50 people were killed and 53 more wounded, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement:

Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted against H.R.

Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) joined his Texas colleagues in Congress by sending a letter to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Travis and 11 other Texas counties in light of the recent severe weather and flo

Jun 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5) sent a letter to House appropriators urging them to prioritize support for K-12 computer science education.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today it was announced authorization has been given to begin construction on a new federal courthouse in San Antonio for the Western District of Texas.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and a bipartisan group of Texas members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of the City of Austin’s application for the

In The News

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.– Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation today to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year.

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a year ago.

Lawmakers reacted to the announcement with the following statements:

Attorney General Ken Paxton said:

Jan 26, 2017 In The News

The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues announces its second annual #CoverTheMarch campaign today, calling on the media to cover the 2017 March for Life and cover it fairly. The annual event held in Washington, D.C. draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful participants from all over the country.

Jan 26, 2017 In The News

Keeping true to his campaign promises, President Trump issued two sweeping Executive Orders Wednesday to deport illegal aliens, sanctioning so-called “Sanctuary Cities,” policies for dealing with asylum seekers and boosting the ranks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and immigration judges, among other policy directives regarding illegal immigration.

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:

Rep. Lamar Smith

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech "spoke directly" to the American people and "inspired" them with assurances that "'I'm on your side and I'm against Washington,'" Rep. Lamar Smith told Newsmax TV.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News

As the Obama administration comes to a close, so too will we close up a chapter of costly, overly burdensome regulations and begin to enter a new era of transparency based on sound science.

Jan 11, 2017 In The News

The art and science of determining what the President-elect and the new US Congress might or might not do, and when they might or might not do it, and how it might or might not affect the composites industry.

Jan 10, 2017 In The News

The House Appropriations Committee announced the members who will chair its 12 subcommittees today.   At the same time, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee announced the Republican members and chairs of its six subcommittees.  There is no change for NASA and NOAA, but the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee will get a new chairwoman -- Kay Granger of Texas.  She joi

Jan 9, 2017 In The News

President Obama on Friday signed into law the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA).