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.
Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement on the evening of the president’s annual State of the Union address:
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.
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.
Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s actions on gun control.
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Smith: “This bill includes priorities such as funding for the dilapidated San Antonio courthouse and a repeal of the outdated oil export ban.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined fellow lawmakers in sponsoring a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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).
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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.
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.