Statement by Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) – As Delivered
Member Press Conference on the Legal Workforce Act and Immigration in the National Interest Act
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Studio B
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide nearly $8 billion in relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The funding bill passed with bipartisan support.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act.
Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted to provide critical funding for our national security with his support for H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act. The bill passed 235-192.
Washington, DC – On Monday evening, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) held a tele-town meeting with constituents from across the 21st Congressional District. During the event, the Congressman answered questions and took comments on a variety of issues including health care, border security and tax reform. Participants were asked four poll questions during the tele-town meeting.
Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted to provide critical resources for our national security with his support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith gave the following statement today following President Trump signing the bipartisan Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) into law.
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A sweeping piece of legislation that aims to improve forecasts for everything from Category 5 hurricanes to El Nino has passed both houses of Congress.
Years in the making, it will become the first major weather legislation enacted since the early 1990s if signed by President Trump.
The solar energy industry is growing the fastest in some of the most politically conservative corners of the Lone Star State, a new report from the Solar Foundation shows.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail during a one-week period last month.
The releases constituted nearly 70 percent of the 206 inmates freed nationally due to denial of detainer requests by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
NASA gets a solid boost from the White House.
Austin/San Antonio representative Lamar Smith was among the Texas lawmakers who worked to get the NASA Authorization act signed into law by President Trump yesterday. "The President talked about space in his State of the Union speech. He wants to make America's space program great again and that's what this bill will do."
President Donald Trump signed a bill to authorize and fund NASA for a mission to Mars by 2033.
The new law pumps $19.5 billion into deep space human exploration programs, including a manned mission to Mars. The law also instructs NASA to accelerate plans to put U.S. astronauts to lunar orbit in 2019 and send a crewed mission to Mars in 16 years.
The House passed legislation Friday aimed at cracking down on attorneys who bring frivolous lawsuits.
The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act was approved by 230-188 vote. The bill would amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures to require judges to sanction attorneys who bring forward a frivolous lawsuit — one that, due to lack of legal merit, a plaintiff has little chance of winning.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed another major legal reform bill, one that would reinstate mandatory sanctions for attorneys who file frivolous lawsuits.
The House, after an hour of general debate plus discussion on various amendments early in the day, voted 230-188 in favor of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017, or LARA.
Transparency for thee, but not for me—that seems to be the motto of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Last year they led a group of their colleagues—dubbed the “Green