Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which restricts abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization. Specifically, H.R.

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement today on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith is excited to announce that Texas’ 21st Congressional District is participating in the Congressional App Challenge, an app competition for K-12 students.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Immigration in the National Interest Act (H.R.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The funding bill also extends the National Flood Insurance Program.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 3711) to save jobs for citizens and legal workers by requiring U.S.

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Statement by Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) – As Delivered

Member Press Conference on the Legal Workforce Act and Immigration in the National Interest Act

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Studio B


Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide nearly $8 billion in relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The funding bill passed with bipartisan support.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


In The News

Apr 21, 2017 In The News

As the popular saying goes, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”  A disturbing trend in science suggests you should add, “and don’t believe everything you read in scientific journals either.”

Apr 20, 2017 In The News

A fifth generation Texan and native of San Antonio, Congressman Lamar Smith graduated from Yale University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.

The 21st Congressional District includes parts of Bexar, Travis, Comal and Hays Counties and all of Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Real Counties.

Apr 16, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump has promised to increase defense spending. But rather than increasing spending, we should first spend smarter.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congress has found something cute and cuddly to agree on.

Plagued by bitter division and fierce infighting, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have found rare consensus on legislation to protect dogs, cats, horses, tigers and bunnies from abuse.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News

The Cassini space probe detected hydrogen coming from Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which suggests alien life could develop there, according to NASA.

Apr 12, 2017 In The News

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.

Apr 6, 2017 In The News

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.

Apr 6, 2017 In The News

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.

Apr 4, 2017 In The News

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.