Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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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.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement after the White House today announced a nuclear deal with Iran.  

Jul 13, 2015 Press Release

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today introduced the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033), a bipartisan bill to support dyslexia research.

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Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to receive testimony from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s overreaching regulatory agenda.

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Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

By voice vote, the House of Representatives adopted a second amendment offered by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to H.R. 2822, the Department of Interior appropriations bill. The amendment would prohibit the EPA from basing regulations on research data that is not publicly available.

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Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

In response to continued obstruction of congressional requests, Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) along with Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) today offered an amendment to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget.  The amendment was offered to a Depar