Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith and House Republicans voted to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving more authority to the VA Secretary to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement after the Thursday night attack in Nice, France:

“Yesterday evening the world saw again senseless loss of life – this time in Nice, France, including two Central Texans.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of The Conscience Protection Act (S. 304), which protects health care providers who decline to participate in abortions as a matter of conscience. The bill passed in the House 245-182.

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Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after the horrific shooting of police officers in Dallas on Thursday evening:

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement after FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendation not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for maintaining classified information on a private server:

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) spoke on the House floor about reports demonstrating federal immigration laws are not being enforced.

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 vote to strike down a Texas law (H.B. 2) designed to provide essential protections for the health and safety of women inside the state’s abortion facilities.

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Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful:

Jun 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the early Sunday morning terror attack on an Orlando nightclub in which 50 people were killed and 53 more wounded, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) released the following statement:

Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) joined his Texas colleagues in Congress by sending a letter to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Travis and 11 other Texas counties in light of the recent severe weather and flo

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Feb 1, 2016 In The News

Recent evidence that refugees are plotting with terrorists have renewed concerns about the Obama administration’s plans to admit tens of thousands of refugees from Syria. We should not be surprised if terrorists succeed in exploiting our refugee system.

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

The arrest of two Iraq-born refugees on terror-related charges has recharged Capitol Hill calls for the Obama administration to pull back on plans to welcome thousands more refugees from Middle East warzones. 

Dec 16, 2015 In The News

The battle between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials and congressional investigators may be winding down as bureaucrats have finally handed over emails to lawmakers after months of refusing to do so.

Dec 14, 2015 In The News

San Antonio has been chosen for one of the National Guard’s 13 new cyber units.

The decision was celebrated by U.S. Reps. Will Hurd, Joaquín Castro, Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith, all of whom requested “Cyber City, USA” be considered for the new units.

Dec 11, 2015 In The News

“Our bill is simple: no more refugee admittance until we can strengthen the system and better ensure the safety of Americans,” 

Oct 28, 2015 In The News

Top law enforcement and security officials cautioned Wednesday that bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees as planned carries a terror risk, with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledging background checks can only do so much and "there is no risk-free process.”

Sep 16, 2015 In The News

Frivolous lawsuits have become too common in the United States.  In recent years, for example, meritless lawsuits have been filed against the Weather Channel for failing to accurately predict storms.  But when it rains it pours for abusive litigation.  Frivolous lawsuits also have been filed against television shows people claimed were too scary, and against fast-food companies because inactive

Jun 22, 2015 In The News

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out its controversial Waters of the U.S. rule along with a new PR campaign attempting to rebrand the rule’s tarnished image. 

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May 20, 2015 In The News

I recently hosted Apollo astronaut and fellow Texan Gene Cernan in the U.S. Capitol. Gene is one of only 12 people to have landed on the moon, and he was the last to leave 42 years ago. He is a strong advocate for U.S. space leadership, and he has a message for lawmakers: America needs to continue to lead the world in space.

Feb 23, 2015 In The News

 

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