Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement of policy changes toward Iran:

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $36.5 billion in funding that includes disaster relief for those areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This package increases resources for the Disaster Relief Fund, the federal government’s primary emergency relief program.

Oct 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s immigration priorities.  

Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of  H. Con. Res. 71, which establishes the budget for the United States government for fiscal year 2018 and sets forth budget levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which restricts abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization. Specifically, H.R.

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Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) gave the following statement today on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith is excited to announce that Texas’ 21st Congressional District is participating in the Congressional App Challenge, an app competition for K-12 students.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Immigration in the National Interest Act (H.R.

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Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The funding bill also extends the National Flood Insurance Program.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 3711) to save jobs for citizens and legal workers by requiring U.S.

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May 4, 2017 In The News

All but one Texas Republican U.S. House member, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, voted in favor of the GOP health care bill. All Democrats voted no. Here’s what Central Texas congressmen said following the vote:

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May 4, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Tuesday unanimously approved the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017, which aims to provide small businesses with guidance to help them manage various cybersecurity risks.

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.

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