“Our bill is simple: no more refugee admittance until we can strengthen the system and better ensure the safety of Americans,”
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee approved the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 4731).
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) responded to new reports this week revealing that, since 2010, 124 criminal immigrants that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released were re-arrested on 135 new charges of homicide.
Washington, DC –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) responded to the release of several long-awaited Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (IG) reports on wait times for Texas veterans.
Washington, D.C. – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing on The Space Leadership Preservation Act and the need for stability at NASA. The hearing featured input from former astronaut and first female Space Shuttle pilot and commander, Eileen Collins, former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, and Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith today joined over 200 colleagues in both the House and Senate to file an amicus brief supporting petitions filed by 27 states seeking to overturn the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
Washington, DC –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to President Obama’s plans to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center which houses terrorist detainees. The plan calls for transferring some of the detainees to the U.S.
SAN ANTONIO–Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today congratulated members of the middle school team from the BASIS San Antonio Medical Center, who recently won the regional competition for the National Science Bowl Competition. Smith serves as the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
Washington, D.C. – The president today signed into law the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033).
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I recently hosted Apollo astronaut and fellow Texan Gene Cernan in the U.S. Capitol. Gene is one of only 12 people to have landed on the moon, and he was the last to leave 42 years ago. He is a strong advocate for U.S. space leadership, and he has a message for lawmakers: America needs to continue to lead the world in space.
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