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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after the horrific shooting of police officers in Dallas on Thursday evening:
WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendation not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for maintaining classified information on a private server:
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Texas Rep. Lamar Smith of Congressional District 21 made a quick stop during his off-week to speak with Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce members about a number of issues, as well as to give listeners a foretelling of immigration news to be released in the next two days.
“The American people should thank Secretary Kelly for issuing two enforcement memorandums today that overturn the dangerous immigration policies of President Obama. Secretary Kelly’s actions return the Department of Homeland Security to its central mission.
In a letter sent yesterday to the EPA’s independent watchdog, two Republican representatives asked the agency to investigate reports that EPA officials have been using encrypted messaging apps like Signal to discuss Trump
SAN ANTONIO — Veterans — Congress wants to be your "wingman." That's what lawmakers are calling a bill they hope would make it easier for you to find out where veterans’ medical claims stand.
At the oldest VFW post in Texas, veterans share their war stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.