Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) this week signed the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033).
Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s final budget proposal for fiscal year 2017.
McAllen, Texas –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today led members of the Congressional Border Security Caucus on a tour of Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S.- Mexico border. Members released the following statements:
Washington, D.C. – House Republican leaders today named Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to a special taskforce that will address how the Republican party can work together to roll back regulatory burdens at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies.
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today cleared the way for the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033) to be signed into law.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), along with U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Pete Olson (R-TX), led a broad Congressional coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities.
Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Obama’s recent pledge to the United Nations-led effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) released the following statements today in observance of NASA’s Day of Remembrance for those who lost their lives in the Apollo 1, Columbia, and Challenger missions.
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent letters to several private companies that provided software and services to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that enabled her to maintain a private email server.
Washington, D.C. –Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res. 22) disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.
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WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith has been named Capitol Hill's most effective lawmaker by political scientists as part of the Legislative Effectiveness Project.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.
One of the topics I hear most about is the proposed streetcar project in San Antonio. During a recent telephone town meeting with hundreds of Bexar County constituents, I decided to gauge their views on the subject. (These were random calls to voters of all political stripes.)
By Rep. Lamar Smith
Contrary to popular belief, Congress could enact bipartisan legislation on behalf of American innovators and businesses — reforms to our patent system are one such example.
By Rep. Lamar Smith
The president and some members of Congress are promoting immigration legislation that legalizes most of the 11 million illegal immigrants now in the country. But what’s the rush?