Lamar Smith

For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs...
Congressmen, Roger Williams (TX-25), Michael McCaul (TX-10), John Carter (TX-31), and I announced that the U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas as the site for its Futures Command Center.
The media are trying to destroy President Trump, discredit Republicans and elect Democrats.What to do? With less than six months until the November election, every day counts. To ignore the media’s nonstop attacks is to...
We’re celebrating Tax Day this year because April 17 marks the last time that taxpayers will ever have to deal with the old, broken tax code.
Recently I voted in support of the Right to Try Act of 2018, which expands terminal patients’ access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. H.R.
Today I voted in support of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which passed in the House by a vote of 241-183.Today we celebrate and protect life. While thousands march across Washington today to recognize the...
I’m deeply saddened by the news coming out of Sutherland Springs. We’re continuing to learn updates on the tragic shooting in which 26 innocent lives were taken and more injured. Thank you to all those in South Texas – law...
Yesterday I 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.
I am excited to announce that Texas’ 21st Congressional District is participating in the Congressional App Challenge, an app competition for K-12 students.
Yesterday I 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.
For almost two decades, humanity has maintained a presence on the International Space Station. Barely 100 years after the first 12-second airplane flight, humans are now living in space. The U.S. government is now debating...
At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific...
Mrs. Bush and President George H.W. Bush have been long-time friends and were very helpful when I started my career in Congress. The family has done much for the state of Texas and our country.
I gave the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will retire at the end of his term: 
A House Intelligence Committee report has found shocking abuses of surveillance by the FBI.The implications of the report are devastating to a democracy. The premier law enforcement agency of the federal government wrongly...
Today I voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.
Today's repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan marks the next crucial step in a new era of transparency based on sound science. Through several hearings and oversight of the former administration's overregulation, the...
I recently gave the following statement on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.
Today I 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...
Today I voted to provide critical resources for our national security with my support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.

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