Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Job Creation

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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

Recent Developments:


  • 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)


More on Job Creation

Jun 8, 2017

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:

Mar 22, 2017

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.

Feb 28, 2017

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?

Jun 3, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Smith is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues.

Feb 24, 2015

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation passed in both the House and Senate that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. Smith has held hearings on the House Science Committee regarding the pipeline and has repeatedly voted to move forward with the project.

Jul 25, 2014

Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today voted in favor of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act.

Congressman Lamar Smith: “Child Tax Credits have traditionally been a way our government recognizes the valuable role families play in caring for the next generation. By allowing parents to keep more of their hard-earned money, this bill will give working families a much-needed boost.

Sep 20, 2012

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today held a hearing to examine the Obama administrations expansion of government regulations that burden businesses, stifle job creation and stall economic growth.

Jun 21, 2012

The House of Representatives today passed legislation to reduce energy costs and spur economic growth and job creation.  Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) supported the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 4480), which was approved by a vote of 248-163. The Act is a package of seven domestic energy production bills that were introduced this Congress.

Jun 1, 2012

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that only 69,000 jobs were created in May and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent.