Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted against H.R.

Jun 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5) sent a letter to House appropriators urging them to prioritize support for K-12 computer science education.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today it was announced authorization has been given to begin construction on a new federal courthouse in San Antonio for the Western District of Texas.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and a bipartisan group of Texas members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of the City of Austin’s application for the

May 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and a bipartisan group of Texas members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald requesting answers and action on

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to the Library of Congress on their misguided decision to eliminate the terms “illegal aliens” and “alien” from subject heading and search classifications.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 277-147.

May 13, 2016 Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, a new report by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveals that last year the Obama administration released 20,000 illegal immigrants convicted of crimes into our communities.  Together, they had committed 64,000 crimes, including kidnapping, homicide, drunken driving, and sexual assault.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement after a U.S. District Court sided with congressional Republicans who have challenged the implementation of Obamacare.

In The News

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

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Jan 13, 2015 In The News

Nov 26, 2014 In The News

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

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Nov 6, 2014 In The News

Nov 5, 2014 In The News

Oct 28, 2014 In The News

As the second year of ObamaCare enrollment approaches, the focus this time is on the security of information the government requires enrollees to provide.

Oct 22, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith has been named Capitol Hill's most effective lawmaker by political scientists as part of the Legislative Effectiveness Project.

Sep 17, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

Jun 23, 2014 In The News

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Apr 23, 2014 In The News

One of the topics I hear most about is the proposed streetcar project in San Antonio. During a recent telephone town meeting with hundreds of Bexar County constituents, I decided to gauge their views on the subject. (These were random calls to voters of all political stripes.)

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