Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) today introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417).

Jul 13, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.  

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) today opposed the “compromise” Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The bill was defeated by a vote of 121-301.

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Trump’s executive action that strengthened vetting of immigrants who come from countries that have been designated as a security threat.

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on his vote in support of the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760).

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Smith issued the following response to the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on FBI action ahead of the 2016 election and their handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State:

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted to provide critical resources for our national security with his support for the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bipartisan bill passed 351-66.

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.  

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, April 17, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement on Tax Day.

In The News

Jul 26, 2018 In The News

For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs based on the power of quantum science. It's a race we must win.

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

For almost two decades, humanity has maintained a presence on the International Space Station. Barely 100 years after the first 12-second airplane flight, humans are now living in space. The U.S. government is now debating the fate of the ISS, humanity’s sole outpost in space.

Jul 11, 2018 In The News

American politicians, religious leaders, and lay citizens have offered comment on the connection between biblical teachings and immigration issues.

Jun 27, 2018 In The News

When Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986, it was hailed as a victory for border security in exchange for an amnesty that addressed illegal immigration. For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress made it a federal crime to employ undocumented workers.

Jun 26, 2018 In The News

At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific discoveries. Our country's workers and taxpayers pay the price when unfriendly nations gain competitive advantage by stealing our technology and innovations.

May 21, 2018 In The News

The media are trying to destroy President Trump, discredit Republicans and elect Democrats.

What to do? With less than six months until the November election, every day counts. To ignore the media’s nonstop attacks is to condone their goals.

May 10, 2018 In The News

It’s time for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to be restrained. The process is tainted, which should limit, if not end, the investigation.

There is a legal term called “fruit of the poisonous tree.” If the evidence, or tree, is tainted, then anything gained from the evidence — the fruit — is tainted as well.

May 2, 2018 In The News

Harnessing the power of the stars here on Earth could supply our future energy needs. If we replicate the same nuclear reactions that occur in a star within a fusion reactor, the heat from these reactions could be converted into abundant renewable and reliable electricity. 

Apr 19, 2018 In The News

After EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he will implement a policy to make our government more accountable to the American people, we’ve seen massive media coverage misrepresenting the potential effects of such

Mar 12, 2018 In The News

Climate alarmism has become the chant of the media and liberals who favor more government regulations. As Chairman of the House Science Committee, I have challenged the alarmist rhetoric and pursued the facts about climate change.