Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Rep. Smith on Passing of Barbara Bush

Apr 17, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.  

Rep. Smith: “Mrs. Bush and President George H.W. Bush have been long-time friends and were very helpful when I started my career in Congress. The family has done much for the state of Texas and our country. As first lady, Mrs. Bush focused on literacy and dyslexia, causes near to hearts of millions of Americans. Her efforts brought the gift of reading to countless children. The country rightfully celebrates her life and accomplishments.”