Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement on the evening of the president’s annual State of the Union address:

Jan 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to reports that two Iraqi refugees have been arrested this week in Texas and California for actions aiding terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State.  

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3762, Restoring American’s Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s actions on gun control.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting against a year-end omnibus appropriations bill.

Congressman Lamar Smith: “This bill includes priorities such as funding for the dilapidated San Antonio courthouse and a repeal of the outdated oil export ban.  

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined fellow lawmakers in sponsoring a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in favor of  H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Lou Barletta (R-PA), and Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) today introduced legislation that would temporarily halt the refugee resettlement program by cutting off funding for any resettlement activity. 

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C—Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) joined Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) in introducing H.R. 4197, the State Refugee Security Act of 2015, a companion bill to Senator Ted Cruz’s legislation (S. 2363).

In The News

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

Apr 24, 2012 In The News

The modern encyclopedia Wikipedia says, "the term 'mainstream' media denotes those generally reflective of the prevailing currents of thought, influence or activity."

Mar 26, 2012 In The News

Our countrys founders limited the scope and power of the federal government for a reason. They feared centralized power would lead to the same type of tyranny from which they had just won independence.

Mar 20, 2012 In The News
Even before he became President, Barack Obama promised the American people his would be the most open, transparent administration in history. Unfortunately, his administrations record doesnt match his campaign rhetoric.
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Mar 14, 2012 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith on Wednesday said he's hopeful that new legislation aimed at reducing costs for small businesses soon will be passed.

Feb 16, 2012 In The News

Our democracy was threatened early this year by a presidential power play. On Jan. 4, President Obama announced his appointments of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board, plus Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These appointments were unprecedented and raise serious constitutional concerns.

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Jan 31, 2012 In The News

January 31, 2012

President should back up his rhetoric with real reform

By Chairman Smith

Sep 12, 2011 In The News

 



All of us can remember where we were the day a foreign enemy attacked us on our own soil ten years ago. On that day in September, thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives. We will never forget them.

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