I have created this section on my website to ensure my constituents receive the most recent news regarding Congress' plan for job creation. I will be updating this page regularly.
112th Congress-2nd Session:
To date, the House of Representatives has passed 27 bipartisan jobs bills that are currently awaiting Senate action. This includes bills aimed at reducing the burdensome regulations and red tape that prevents job creation and hinders economic growth, especially for small business owners. Track the Legislation
The House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators
- The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was signed into law by the President on April 5, 2012. This bill is a legislative package of bipartisan measures that would increase capital formation, spur the growth of startups and small businesses and enable more small-scale businesses to enter public markets. (April 2011)
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Lamar Smith (TX-21), Roger Williams (TX-25), Michael McCaul (TX-10) and John Carter (TX-31) announced that the U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas as the site for its Futures Command Center.
Last month, members of the Texas Delegation sent a letter to U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper in support of the Austin Mega Region as the future basing location for the next Army Futures Command.
Washington, DC – Today, April 17, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement on Tax Day.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union Address.
WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted in support of the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-203.
Rep. Smith: “Today we kept our promise to the American people by passing pro-family, pro-growth tax reform for working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the biggest update to the tax code in more than 30 years. The bill creates jobs, reduces taxes and gives bigger paychecks to families.
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the final budget for FY2018 (Senate Amendment to the FY2018 Budget Resolution) which establishes the budget for the United States government for fiscal year 2018 and sets budget levels for the next ten years. The budget passed by a vote of 216-212.
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of H. Con. Res. 71, which establishes the budget for the United States government for fiscal year 2018 and sets forth budget levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027. The budget passed by a vote of 219-206.
Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on his vote in support of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10), which passed in the House 233-186:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his 100% score in 2016.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address.
Rep. Smith: “The President’s address tonight was a home run. How could anyone disagree with putting Americans first?
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5) sent a letter to House appropriators urging them to prioritize support for K-12 computer science education.