Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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May 4, 2017 Press Release

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. 

May 3, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

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%.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

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.

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

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.

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

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.” 

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

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.

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

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.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Smith speaks at the 2017 Statesmanship Dinner.

Mar 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the tragic accident in Uvalde County Texas involving a collision between a truck and a van carrying members of New Braunfels First Baptist Church returning home from a retreat. 

In The News

Mar 7, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved sweeping new NASA legislation Tuesday, charting an ambitious course to the moon, Mars, “and beyond” while a slew of private space ventures vie for a bigger piece of the action in deep space.

Mar 7, 2017 In The News

From President Kennedy's 1962 call at Rice University to place a man on the moon within the decade, to the phrase, "Houston … The Eagle has landed," to the first private rocket launch on Matagorda Island, Texas' leadership in space exploration is undeniable.

Mar 6, 2017 In The News

House lawmakers introduced legislation to block the EPA from appointing science advisers who are currently taking money from the agency.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017 (H.R. 1224) this week, which examines the cybersecurity capabilities of various federal agencies and requires regular audits of their progress as more security-based initiatives are implemented.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent arrested an undocumented man at the Travis County Courthouse on Friday, something attorneys tell KXAN they have never seen before at the courthouse.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

The office of Congressman Lamar Smith will host a free information session on entering the five service academies at the UTSA campus Sunday at 2 p.m.

The highly selective service academies require an individual have a nomination either through a member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives or through a military service connection.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. (KXAN) — “Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved,” said President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s address to Congress.

Feb 28, 2017 In The News

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress split along predictably partisan lines, with Republicans praising what they described as the president’s optimistic agenda, and Democrats saying “talk is cheap.”

Feb 26, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith made his way to San Marcos Wednesday to visit with constituents and deliver an update on what is happening in Washington.