Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC  — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in favor of House passage of H.R. 702, legislation that removes the nearly 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. 

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The president this week signed into law the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), a bipartisan bill introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives today unanimously cleared the STEM Education Act (H.R. 1020), a bipartisan bill introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of the final conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting against a continuing resolution that would have provided taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which is under congressional investigation as a result of recent controversial videos.  

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing to examine the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia (READ) Act  (H.R.

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement as he welcomed Texans to the U.S. Capitol for the visit of Pope Francis.   

Sep 18, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood and instead fund community health clinics that offer women’s health services but not abortions.  Smith also voted in favor of legislation providing protection and care for survivors of abortions. He is a cosponsor of both bills. 

Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) was joined by 56 House colleagues today in sending a letter to Senate leadership asking to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that has thus far prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal.

Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

The House of Representatives today passed legislation authored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) H.R. 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) by a vote of 241-185.