Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning.

Congressman Lamar Smith: “We mourn with the people of Brussels and we strengthen our resolve to stand boldly with them against the forces of evil responsible for these acts of terrorism.”

Mar 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H. Res. 639 - Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee approved the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 4731).

Mar 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) responded to new reports this week revealing that, since 2010, 124 criminal immigrants that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released were re-arrested on 135 new charges of homicide.

Mar 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) responded to the release of several long-awaited Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (IG) reports on wait times for Texas veterans.

Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing on The Space Leadership Preservation Act and the need for stability at NASA. The hearing featured input from former astronaut and first female Space Shuttle pilot and commander, Eileen Collins, former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, and Rep.

Feb 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to President Obama’s plans to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center which houses terrorist detainees. The plan calls for transferring some of the detainees to the U.S.

Feb 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith today joined over 200 colleagues in both the House and Senate to file an amicus brief supporting petitions filed by 27 states seeking to overturn the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO–Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today congratulated members of the middle school team from the BASIS San Antonio Medical Center, who recently won the regional competition for the National Science Bowl Competition.  Smith serves as the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

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