Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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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
Votes to Make Hyde Amendment Permanent and Government-Wide

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
Reform Package Aims to Restore Jobs and Economic Growth

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.  

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith voted in support of H. Res. 11, which rejects the recent anti-Israel United Nations resolution. The House adopted the opposition measure by a vote of 342 to 80.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith voted to pass H.Res. 5 to adopt the rules for the 115th Congress. The Rules Package did not include any changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).  The OCE’s independence and authority will remain unaltered. 

Dec 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after President-elect Donald J. Trump announced former Texas Governor Rick Perry will lead the Department of Energy.

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