Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

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 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order which aims to protect Americans from potential terrorists with stricter vetting of refugees and immigrants coming from terrorism-sponsoring countries. 

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump signing executive orders to enhance border security, provide the necessary personnel and resources to enforce immigration laws, and compel sanctuary cities to comply with the law.

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) which passed in the House 238-183.

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Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.  

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith voted in support of H. Res. 11, which rejects the recent anti-Israel United Nations resolution. The House adopted the opposition measure by a vote of 342 to 80.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith voted to pass H.Res. 5 to adopt the rules for the 115th Congress. The Rules Package did not include any changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).  The OCE’s independence and authority will remain unaltered. 

Dec 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after President-elect Donald J. Trump announced former Texas Governor Rick Perry will lead the Department of Energy.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed the conference report to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Article 1 Section VIII of the Constitution states the Congress is charged with providing for the common defense of the United States.

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.

In The News

Mar 7, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved sweeping new NASA legislation Tuesday, charting an ambitious course to the moon, Mars, “and beyond” while a slew of private space ventures vie for a bigger piece of the action in deep space.

Mar 7, 2017 In The News

From President Kennedy's 1962 call at Rice University to place a man on the moon within the decade, to the phrase, "Houston … The Eagle has landed," to the first private rocket launch on Matagorda Island, Texas' leadership in space exploration is undeniable.

Mar 6, 2017 In The News

House lawmakers introduced legislation to block the EPA from appointing science advisers who are currently taking money from the agency.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017 (H.R. 1224) this week, which examines the cybersecurity capabilities of various federal agencies and requires regular audits of their progress as more security-based initiatives are implemented.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent arrested an undocumented man at the Travis County Courthouse on Friday, something attorneys tell KXAN they have never seen before at the courthouse.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

The office of Congressman Lamar Smith will host a free information session on entering the five service academies at the UTSA campus Sunday at 2 p.m.

The highly selective service academies require an individual have a nomination either through a member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives or through a military service connection.

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Mar 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. (KXAN) — “Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved,” said President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s address to Congress.

Feb 28, 2017 In The News

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress split along predictably partisan lines, with Republicans praising what they described as the president’s optimistic agenda, and Democrats saying “talk is cheap.”

Feb 26, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith made his way to San Marcos Wednesday to visit with constituents and deliver an update on what is happening in Washington.

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