Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the House floor Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) spoke on how Congress should include an E-Verify employment verification program in any immigration reform package.

 

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Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted in support of the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-203.

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on his vote in support of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38). Congressman Smith is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. The bill passed in the House by a vote of 231-198.

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Dec 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement commenting on the SECURE Act which was introduced today in the Senate.

Rep. Smith: “I appreciate the efforts by my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen our immigration laws.

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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.

Nov 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 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bipartisan bill passed 356-70.

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement in response to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announcing he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Nov 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to the tragic shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the final budget for FY2018 (Senate Amendment to the FY2018 Budget Resolution) which establishes the budget for the United States government for fiscal year 2018 and sets budget levels for the next ten years.

Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, legislation authored and introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to save jobs for American workers and reduce illegal immigration passed the House Judiciary Committee. The Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 3711) requires U.S.

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Jun 19, 2017 In The News

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Last year American taxpayers spent more than $42 billion for scientific research and education at universities and nonprofits across the country. Most of this investment contributed to American innovation, economic competitiveness and national security.

Jun 7, 2017 In The News

President Trump recently made good on a campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. I support his decision. The president’s action simply puts America’s economy first. The president recognizes the importance of protecting the environment, but in a responsible way. 

May 26, 2017 In The News

Science plays a critical role in the lives of all Americans. Every day, people around the world devote their lives to science and strive to advance our understanding of such complex subjects as human health and the environment.

May 25, 2017 In The News
Rising fees for building upkeep, administration eat into federal grant funding

Overhead costs, such as fees for administrative support and building maintenance, are on a slow rise and becoming a larger share of federal research spending, a congressional investigator said May 24.

May 15, 2017 In The News

Protecting animals has never been a partisan concern – in fact, in our experience, it is a unifying cause on Capitol Hill. That’s why we’re pleased, as a Democrat and a Republican, to lead the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. Our group is built on the principle of passing legislation to prevent cruelty and protect vulnerable creatures.

May 15, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Fred Upton (R-MI) voiced support for an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday to fortify the federal government’s computer security networks and bolster national defenses.

May 11, 2017 In The News

President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity won early supporters on Capitol Hill, though several expressed continuing concern about the path forward to defend against cyber threats.

May 8, 2017 In The News

In an unusual step, Governor Greg Abbott went on Facebook Sunday evening to sign a bill banning sanctuary cities in Texas.

The law approved by the Texas Legislature allows police to inquire about a person’s immigration status during routine interactions  such as traffic stops.  It also threatens to jail sheriffs who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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May 6, 2017 In The News

The Texas Insider, for May 6. Jim is joined by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) from Texas' 21st Congressional District.

May 4, 2017 In The News

Rep. Lamar Smith told Newsmax TV on Thursday that the revised American Health Care Act passed by the House included $8 billion for states over five years because "it just is absolutely politically impossible for them not to cover pre-existing conditions."

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