Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today spoke on the House floor condemning the recent killing of a young woman in San Francisco by a convicted criminal illegal immigrant who had been previously deported five times. San Francisco is one of more than 200 state and local jurisdictions that operates under sanctuary policies that call for not honoring U.S.

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release

San Antonio, Texas - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in observance of our nation’s 239th Independence Day:

This Independence Day, I want to take time to reflect on the freedoms that make our nation great.

Jun 29, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that EPA must consider cost before deciding whether the Mercury Air Toxics regulation is appropriate and necessary to regulate under the Clean Air Act.

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.       

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to a Supreme Court ruling that upheld changes the Internal Revenue Service made to the law when implementing subsidies.

 

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Jun 24, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted to repeal Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, one of the most controversial programs authorized under the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Smith is a cosponsor of the bill, H.R. 1190, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act.

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Jun 19, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today hosted a ceremony in Comfort, Texas, to honor local World War II veteran and Doolittle Tokyo Raider Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Dick” E. Cole. Cole is one of just two surviving members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. More than 200 local residents attended Friday morning’s ceremony to honor Lt. Col. Cole.

Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in favor of H.R. 160, The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015, which repeals ObamaCare’s controversial medical device tax. Smith has voted more than 50 times to repeal or change the flawed health care law, including twice in the 114th Congress which began in January.  The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 280-140.

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Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after voting once more to give Congress and the American people control over the president’s existing power to negotiate trade agreements.