Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Oct 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, today released the following statement following the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) announcement that it has reopened its investigation of the use of an insecure, private email server to conduct official business by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Oct 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week Congressman Smith was recognized by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having a strong voting record on lowering taxes and limiting government. Rep. Smith is one of the few members on Capitol Hill whose votes during the past legislative session are worthy of the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for 2015.

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, today urged FBI Director James Comey to reopen the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

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Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday evening, Congressman Lamar Smith voted in support of Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (H.R. 5931) of which he is a cosponsor.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lamar Smith, member and former chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following statement today at the hearing “Oversight of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” Agency director Sarah Saldaña testified at the hearing.

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Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith and House Republicans voted to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving more authority to the VA Secretary to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement after the Thursday night attack in Nice, France:

“Yesterday evening the world saw again senseless loss of life – this time in Nice, France, including two Central Texans.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of The Conscience Protection Act (S. 304), which protects health care providers who decline to participate in abortions as a matter of conscience. The bill passed in the House 245-182.

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Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after the horrific shooting of police officers in Dallas on Thursday evening:

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Feb 9, 2017 In The News

One of the biggest post-election winners on Capitol Hill is Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. This soft-spoken Texas Republican has become an unlikely warrior against dubious science used to justify costly federal regulations imposed on American industry, particularly from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Feb 8, 2017 In The News

A new year, a new Congress, and a new presidential administration but the same perennial debate about illegal immigration. And with it comes countless polls that suggest solutions to the problem.

Feb 7, 2017 In The News

Americans didn’t fall for the media’s constant barrage of “slanted” stories attacking Pres. Trump’s immigration orders, the chairman of the House Media Fairness Caucus said in a House floor speech.

Caucus Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) slammed the media for twisting words, facts and poll results to try to turn the public against Trump’s efforts to keep America safe.

Feb 6, 2017 In The News

It may be called the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2017, but U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Austin has been proposing this measure for years without success.

Though prospects for passage were bleak in the past, now with a Republican president in the White House and Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, things are looking up for LARA.

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Feb 2, 2017 In The News

Law360, Washington (February 2, 2017, 4:56 PM EST) -- Sanctions for frivolous federal lawsuits could become mandatory again, if a bill passed by a House panel Thursday makes it through the rest of Congress.

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress officially convened. For our purposes, it is the House Judiciary Committee that will be the body of primary importance insofar as the House of Representatives is concerned.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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