WASHINGTON, D.C—Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) joined Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) in introducing H.R. 4197, the State Refugee Security Act of 2015, a companion bill to Senator Ted Cruz’s legislation (S. 2363).
Introduce Bill to Defund Obama Refugee Resettlement Program
Washington, DC - U.S. Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Lou Barletta (R-PA), and Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) today introduced legislation that would temporarily halt the refugee resettlement program by cutting off funding for any resettlement activity.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting for the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.
“Our nation is presented with serious economic and security threats emanating from our refugee resettlement programs. Congress cannot, and must not, issue a blank check to [the office of Refugee Resettlement], especially at a time when the Administration is actively in defiance of federal law.”
Washington, D.C. – Today the Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine H.R. 4084, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act.
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement after voting to support two Senate-passed measures that block job-killing EPA regulations: the Congressional Disapproval of the EPA’s CO2 Rule for Existing Power Plants (S.J. Res.
Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) today praised a private space company’s successful test of a reusable rocket at a test facility in West Texas.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act, with an almost veto-proof majority.
Washington, DC - Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Brian Babin (R-Texas), and Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) are calling for a temporary suspension of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) resettlement funding for all refugees, as well as individuals not in a legitimate lawful status.