Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today following a United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling in United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, the House’s litigation challenging President Obama’s unilateral transfer of funds to insurance companies.

Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) convened the first congressional hearing to examine the actions that took place at the Gold King Mine in Colorado on August 5th that led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spilling over three million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River. 

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today spoke out on the House floor in opposition to the Iran deal being considered before Congress. Smith is an original cosponsor of the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement that the House will vote on this week. In May of this year, Smith also voted in favor of H.R.

Sep 4, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today held the first meeting with members of a newly-formed Military and Veterans Council, which includes representatives from across the 21st congressional district.

Aug 25, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to provide documents and communication the Committee requested by August 24th concerning the agency’s involvement in the Gold King Mine spill.   

Aug 21, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced a Committee request for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to testify at an upcoming hearing on the agency’s role in the Animas River spill.

Aug 18, 2015 Press Release

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions.

Aug 6, 2015 Press Release

A bill introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to rename a stretch of highway after a Medal of Honor recipient  passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent and now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The bill will rename part of I-10 in Kendall County in honor of PFC Milton A. Lee who died in combat in Vietnam on April 26, 1968, at the age of 19.

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Aug 4, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined colleagues in submitting a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear agreement under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the president announced the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants.