Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Feb 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to President Obama’s plans to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center which houses terrorist detainees. The plan calls for transferring some of the detainees to the U.S.

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO–Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today congratulated members of the middle school team from the BASIS San Antonio Medical Center, who recently won the regional competition for the National Science Bowl Competition.  Smith serves as the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

Feb 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The president today signed into law the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033).

Feb 16, 2016 Press Release

Service Academy Day
For Service as an Officer
in the United States Armed Forces

unday, March 6, 2016    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) this week signed the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033).

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s final budget proposal for fiscal year 2017.   

Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

McAllen, Texas –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today led members of the Congressional Border Security Caucus on a tour of Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S.- Mexico border. Members released the following statements:

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Republican leaders today named Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to a special taskforce that will address how the Republican party can work together to roll back regulatory burdens at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today cleared the way for the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033) to be signed into law.

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), along with U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Pete Olson (R-TX), led a broad Congressional coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities.

In The News

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

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.

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


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.)