Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Brian Babin (R-Texas), and Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) are calling for a temporary suspension of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) resettlement funding for all refugees, as well as individuals not in a legitimate lawful status.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today cosponsored legislation intended to give governors the ability to protect their states by refusing to accept Syrian refugees. The bill, H.R.4032, The States’ Right of Refugee Refusal Act, was introduced by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas).

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement calling for a halt in Syrian refugees in light of known security issues and the most recent attacks in Paris. At least one of the men involved in the latest ISIS attacks recently came to France as a refugee from Syria.   

Nov 13, 2015 Press Release

San Antonio, Texas— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to reports of multiple terrorist attacks throughout Paris.

Nov 11, 2015 Press Release

Boerne, Texas— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day.

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Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith today released the following statement after President Obama announced he is rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting once more in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. If passed by the Senate the bill would be sent to President Obama, who vetoed a previous version of the bill.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing to review actions by the U.S.

Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC  — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to reports of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo that shows officials have been planning to circumvent a Texas federal judge’s