Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Nov 8, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Lamar Smith issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:
Oct 23, 2002 Press Release
President Bush on Wednesday called on Congress to pass the Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act -- introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the House in June by a vote of 413-8. The Senate has not yet acted.
Oct 11, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Smith delivered the following statement on retirement pay of military retirees:

Oct 9, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks today during the House of Representatives debate on the Joint Resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq:
Oct 8, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Smith issued the following statement on Iraq:
Oct 8, 2002 Press Release
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed comprehensive child abduction prevention legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee. H.R. 5422, the Child Abduction Prevention Act, passed by a vote of 390 to 24.
Oct 2, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, Wednesday addressed local law enforcement officials via video from the U.S. Capitol.
Sep 25, 2002 Press Release
The National Federation of Small Business (NFIB), a small business advocacy group, today presented Congressman Lamar Smith with the Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding voting record on behalf of Americas small-business owners in the 107th Congress. The award was presented in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
Sep 18, 2002 Press Release
A new analysis of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the General Accounting Office (GAO) was released today by Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Chairman Jim Saxton and Congressman Lamar Smith. The GAO study, Intellectual Property: Information on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices Past and Future Operations, documents the growing backlog of patent applications in recent years and reviews some of the options proposed to improve the situation.
Sep 18, 2002 Press Release
Congressman Smith issued the following statement on UN weapons inspections:

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