Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) released the following statement today after the Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
Washington, DC – Congressman Smith (R-TX) released the following statement on his support of the American Health Care Act. The legislation passed in the house by a vote of 217 to 213.
Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted against the Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill. The legislation allocates $1.07 trillion to fund the federal government through September 30, 2017.
Washington, DC – On Monday, Congressman Lamar Smith was presented the 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) for his 92% score for his votes during the 2016 year. The average score for House Republicans was 82%.
Washington, DC – On Saturday, April 29th, President Trump will serve his 100th day in office. Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement on President Trump’s accomplishments since inauguration.
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Captain Chase Wilke of the U.S. Air Force reunited with someone he had not seen in quite a while but could never forget. In 2006, while Wilke was a student at Canyon High School, Congressman Lamar Smith nominated him to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to U.S. military strikes in Syria:
Rep. Smith: “All Americans can appreciate the President's strong leadership in responding to Syria’s government launching a chemical attack on their own people.”
Washington, DC – On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to move Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate chamber.
WASHINGTON – In a speech on the House floor Tuesday evening, Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) spoke about the legality of surveillance of candidate and then President-elect Trump. See link to speech video and text as delivered below.
Congressman Smith speaks at the 2017 Statesmanship Dinner.
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The Cassini space probe detected hydrogen coming from Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which suggests alien life could develop there, according to NASA.
Lamar Smith, the U.S. Representative for Texas’ 21st congressional district, which includes most of the Austin-San Antonio corridor, visited Memorial Early College High School on April 10 for a question and answer session with students.
New legislation that restricts the Environmental Protection Agency from initiating some scientific studies will rein in frivolous research that was backed by the Obama administration, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV.
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Honor Veterans Now has the single-minded mission of making sure that every veteran has at least one hot, nutritious meal a day. There are a number of safety nets for veterans and seniors who are at least 60 years old. But younger veterans have fewer resources available to them – especially those who live in rural areas.
A sweeping piece of legislation that aims to improve forecasts for everything from Category 5 hurricanes to El Nino has passed both houses of Congress.
Years in the making, it will become the first major weather legislation enacted since the early 1990s if signed by President Trump.
The solar energy industry is growing the fastest in some of the most politically conservative corners of the Lone Star State, a new report from the Solar Foundation shows.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail during a one-week period last month.
The releases constituted nearly 70 percent of the 206 inmates freed nationally due to denial of detainer requests by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
NASA gets a solid boost from the White House.
Austin/San Antonio representative Lamar Smith was among the Texas lawmakers who worked to get the NASA Authorization act signed into law by President Trump yesterday. "The President talked about space in his State of the Union speech. He wants to make America's space program great again and that's what this bill will do."
President Donald Trump signed a bill to authorize and fund NASA for a mission to Mars by 2033.
The new law pumps $19.5 billion into deep space human exploration programs, including a manned mission to Mars. The law also instructs NASA to accelerate plans to put U.S. astronauts to lunar orbit in 2019 and send a crewed mission to Mars in 16 years.