Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address.

Rep. Smith: “The President’s address tonight was a home run. How could anyone disagree with putting Americans first?

Feb 21, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issuing enforcement memos for the agency on implementing President Trump’s border and interior executive orders.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio –  On Sunday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m.

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Feb 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today, legislation authored and introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to penalize lawyers for filing baseless lawsuits passed in the House Judiciary Committee. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction ACT (LARA) of 2017 passed by a vote of 17-6.

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Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

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Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

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. 

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Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order which aims to protect Americans from potential terrorists with stricter vetting of refugees and immigrants coming from terrorism-sponsoring countries. 

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump signing executive orders to enhance border security, provide the necessary personnel and resources to enforce immigration laws, and compel sanctuary cities to comply with the law.

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) which passed in the House 238-183.

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Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.  

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

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.

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

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:

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Jan 26, 2017 In The News

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.

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Jan 26, 2017 In The News

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.

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

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

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

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.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News

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.

Jan 11, 2017 In The News

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.

Jan 10, 2017 In The News

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

Jan 9, 2017 In The News

President Obama on Friday signed into law the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA).

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