Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of the final conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing to examine the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia (READ) Act  (H.R.

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement as he welcomed Texans to the U.S. Capitol for the visit of Pope Francis.   

Sep 18, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood and instead fund community health clinics that offer women’s health services but not abortions.  Smith also voted in favor of legislation providing protection and care for survivors of abortions. He is a cosponsor of both bills. 

Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

The House of Representatives today passed legislation authored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) H.R. 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) by a vote of 241-185.

Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) was joined by 56 House colleagues today in sending a letter to Senate leadership asking to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that has thus far prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal.

Sep 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to an announcement that NASA will be forced to delay the development of the Orion crew vehicle.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today circulated a letter to colleagues calling for a change in Senate rules to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that recently prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal.

Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX): “The Obama administration ignored the outcry from stakeholders and the American public when it issued the final rule on its Power Plan.The Clean Air Act was never intended to regulate carbon.