Lamar Smith

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.
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...
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.
President-elect Donald J. Trump announced former Texas Governor Rick Perry will lead the Department of Energy.
I feel like it’s the Fourth of July and a new era of independence from an arrogant and unresponsive federal government.
At today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing titled Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I questioned Director Comey and described several recent developments that
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.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and I introduced legislation Monday to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. ...
Today I voted in support of H. Res. 11, which rejects the recent anti-Israel United Nations resolution. The House adopted the opposition measure by a vote of 342 to 80. The UN resolution condemned some Israeli settlements...
The House has passed the conference report to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year an updated bill is voted on to authorize what’s needed for a national defense best suited to protect and...
A smoking gun has long been evident in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and the decision to reopen the investigation is a step in the right direction to determine who pulled the trigger.  On...
Yesterday 17 Members of the House of Representatives, led by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that travel warnings be raised for...

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