Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Smith voted for a balanced budget amendment (H.J. Res. 2) to the Constitution to restore fiscal responsibility and accountability to federal government spending. The proposal for a balanced budget amendment did not pass in the House with a vote of 233-184.

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Apr 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will retire at the end of his term.

Mar 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith voted in support of the Right to Try Act of 2018, which expands terminal patients’ access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. H.R.

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Feb 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) updated mission statement. Last year the House Judiciary Committee approved a similar revised mission statement as part of legislation to reauthorize USCIS.

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Feb 16, 2018 Press Release

San Antonio –  On Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m.

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Feb 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement on the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA memo.

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union Address.

Jan 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the framework on immigration reform released by the White House.  

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the federal government.

Rep. Smith: “The American people can count.

“Forty-four Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government. Only four Senate Republicans wanted to do the same.

Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which passed in the House by a vote of 241-183.

In The News

Jan 29, 2018 In The News

Technology has advanced civilizations throughout history. Even in ancient civilizations, such as during the Bronze Age, technological innovation improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world. More recently, innovations have continued at increased speed.

Jan 17, 2018 In The News

When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement.

Dec 19, 2017 In The News

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) forecasts that next year U.S. employers will be unable to fill nearly 2.5 million job openings in STEM and STEM-related occupations. At an average pay of $85,000 per year for jobs in STEM fields, 2.5 million unfilled positions means working Americans will lose $200 billion in lost wages. Lost productivity will decrease U.S. economic growth.

Nov 30, 2017 In The News

This past summer, Chinese scientists used quantum technology to teleport a single photon from the Earth’s surface to an orbiting satellite.

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

Dyslexia differs from other learning disabilities. These differences are highly specific and readily identifiable. In dyslexic readers, these neural systems function inefficiently – the signature of dyslexia. There may be other indicators, as well.

Nov 8, 2017 In The News

Today’s world is driven by technological advancements in every industry, which can increase efficiency, lower costs and benefit the environment.

Oct 2, 2017 In The News

We live in an electrified world. Energy delivered through our electric grid powers heating, cooling, lighting, computer systems, internet servers and security measures across the country. Today, the grid is threatened by cyber threats and physical disruptions from natural disasters, including hurricanes.

Jul 24, 2017 In The News

The way Americans perceive climate change is too often determined by their hearing just one side of the story.

The American people should be made aware of both the negative and positive impacts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Without the whole story, how can we expect an objective evaluation of the issues involving climate change?

Jul 22, 2017 In The News

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee and the House Small Business Committee recently approved legislation to accelerate technological innovation among small businesses.

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