WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith and House Republicans voted to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving more authority to the VA Secretary to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement after the Thursday night attack in Nice, France:
“Yesterday evening the world saw again senseless loss of life – this time in Nice, France, including two Central Texans.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of The Conscience Protection Act (S. 304), which protects health care providers who decline to participate in abortions as a matter of conscience. The bill passed in the House 245-182.
WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after the horrific shooting of police officers in Dallas on Thursday evening:
WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendation not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for maintaining classified information on a private server:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) spoke on the House floor about reports demonstrating federal immigration laws are not being enforced.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 vote to strike down a Texas law (H.B. 2) designed to provide essential protections for the health and safety of women inside the state’s abortion facilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the early Sunday morning terror attack on an Orlando nightclub in which 50 people were killed and 53 more wounded, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement:
Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted against H.R.
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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.– Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation today to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year.
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a year ago.
Lawmakers reacted to the announcement with the following statements:
Attorney General Ken Paxton said:
The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues announces its second annual #CoverTheMarch campaign today, calling on the media to cover the 2017 March for Life and cover it fairly. The annual event held in Washington, D.C. draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful participants from all over the country.
Keeping true to his campaign promises, President Trump issued two sweeping Executive Orders Wednesday to deport illegal aliens, sanctioning so-called “Sanctuary Cities,” policies for dealing with asylum seekers and boosting the ranks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and immigration judges, among other policy directives regarding illegal immigration.
SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:
Rep. Lamar Smith
President Donald Trump's inaugural speech "spoke directly" to the American people and "inspired" them with assurances that "'I'm on your side and I'm against Washington,'" Rep. Lamar Smith told Newsmax TV.
As the Obama administration comes to a close, so too will we close up a chapter of costly, overly burdensome regulations and begin to enter a new era of transparency based on sound science.
The art and science of determining what the President-elect and the new US Congress might or might not do, and when they might or might not do it, and how it might or might not affect the composites industry.
The House Appropriations Committee announced the members who will chair its 12 subcommittees today. At the same time, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee announced the Republican members and chairs of its six subcommittees. There is no change for NASA and NOAA, but the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee will get a new chairwoman -- Kay Granger of Texas. She joi
President Obama on Friday signed into law the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA).