Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Statement by Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) – As Delivered

Member Press Conference on the Legal Workforce Act and Immigration in the National Interest Act

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Studio B

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Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide nearly $8 billion in relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The funding bill passed with bipartisan support.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted to provide critical funding for our national security with his support for H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act. The bill passed 235-192.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Monday evening, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) held a tele-town meeting with constituents from across the 21st Congressional District. During the event, the Congressman answered questions and took comments on a variety of issues including health care, border security and tax reform. Participants were asked four poll questions during the tele-town meeting.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted to provide critical resources for our national security with his support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted today in support of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law – bills that strengthen immigration enforcement

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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement today following President Trump signing the bipartisan Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) into law.

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In The News

Apr 21, 2017 In The News

As the popular saying goes, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”  A disturbing trend in science suggests you should add, “and don’t believe everything you read in scientific journals either.”

Apr 20, 2017 In The News

A fifth generation Texan and native of San Antonio, Congressman Lamar Smith graduated from Yale University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.

The 21st Congressional District includes parts of Bexar, Travis, Comal and Hays Counties and all of Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Real Counties.

Apr 16, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump has promised to increase defense spending. But rather than increasing spending, we should first spend smarter.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congress has found something cute and cuddly to agree on.

Plagued by bitter division and fierce infighting, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have found rare consensus on legislation to protect dogs, cats, horses, tigers and bunnies from abuse.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News

The Cassini space probe detected hydrogen coming from Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which suggests alien life could develop there, according to NASA.

Apr 12, 2017 In The News

Lamar Smith, the U.S. Representative for Texas’ 21st congressional district, which includes most of the Austin-San Antonio corridor, visited Memorial Early College High School on April 10 for a question and answer session with students.

Apr 6, 2017 In The News

New legislation that restricts the Environmental Protection Agency from initiating some scientific studies will rein in frivolous research that was backed by the Obama administration, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV.

Apr 6, 2017 In The News

Honor Veterans Now has the single-minded mission of making sure that every veteran has at least one hot, nutritious meal a day. There are a number of safety nets for veterans and seniors who are at least 60 years old. But younger veterans have fewer resources available to them – especially those who live in rural areas.

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Apr 4, 2017 In The News

A sweeping piece of legislation that aims to improve forecasts for everything from Category 5 hurricanes to El Nino has passed both houses of Congress.

Years in the making, it will become the first major weather legislation enacted since the early 1990s if signed by President Trump.

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