Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Smith, Brownley to Lead Dyslexia Caucus in the 114th Congress

2015/01/22

The House Dyslexia Caucus today announced its 114th Congress leadership with Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) serving as bipartisan co-chairs.  

Congressman Smith: “I am pleased to co-chair this important caucus with my colleague, Congresswoman Brownley. As a member of this caucus and chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have realized the importance of continued dyslexia research as well as the need for early detection and intervention in our schools.

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Smith Statement on the State of the Union

2015/01/21

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the evening of the president’s annual State of the Union address:

Congressman Smith: “No one has suffered more than the middle class under President Obama’s policies. For six years the Obama Administration has pushed the same tax-and-spend policies, and for six years they haven’t worked. Family incomes have remained flat.

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Smith Votes to Defund President’s Executive Actions

2015/01/14

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in support of a House Homeland Security appropriations package that would defund the president’s recent executive amnesty actions and the deferred action policies responsible for an unprecedented surge of illegal immigration along the Southern border.

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Smith Applauds Passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act

2015/01/13

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today applauded House passage of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. Smith first introduced the bill in 2011 during his tenure as House Judiciary Committee chairman and was a lead sponsor when the House passed it in the 113th Congress.

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No, the GOP Is Not at War With Science

2015/01/13

Since our founding, America’s economic strength and national security have depended on scientists and innovators to promote growth and prosperity. Both public and private investments in research and development fuel the economy, create jobs and lead to new technologies that benefit Americans’ daily lives.

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Texans Back Bill Defunding Executive Amnesty

2015/01/12

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined fifteen Texas Republican colleagues in support of legislation the House plans to vote on this week to fight against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive immigration actions.

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San Antonio Congressmen Offer Resolution Honoring 2014 NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs

2015/01/12

U.S. Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX21), Joaquin Castro (D-TX20), Will Hurd (R-TX23), Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX35), released the following statement after introducing a resolution honoring the San Antonio Spurs for winning the 2014 NBA League National Championship:

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Smith: President Out of Excuses, Out of Touch on Keystone

2015/01/09

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in favor of a proposal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Smith Bill Defunds Executive Amnesty While Strengthening Border Security

2015/01/08

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) this week introduced one of his first bills of the 114th Congress, the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, alongside Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Penn.). Smith previously served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and is the founder of the House Border Security Caucus.

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Smith Statement on 114th Congress

2015/01/06

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in recognition of the beginning of the 114th Congress.

Congressman Smith: “In the 114th Congress, House Republicans have the largest majority that we’ve seen in the last 65 years, and Harry Reid’s rule in the Senate has come to an end.

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Contact Information

2409 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4236
Fax 202-225-8628
lamarsmith.house.gov

Lamar Smith represents the 21st Congressional District of Texas.

He serves as Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over programs at NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The Committee oversees agency budgets of $39 billion, where the primary focus is on research and development.

Congressman Smith continues to serve on both the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. He is a former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the Ethics Committee.

In the last Congress, Congressman Smith was named Policymaker of the Year by POLITICO for his work on patent reform legislation.

A fifth generation Texan and native of San Antonio, Congressman Smith graduated from Yale University and Southern Methodist University School of Law. He and his wife, Beth, have an adult daughter and son.

The 21st Congressional District includes parts of Bexar, Travis, Comal and Hays Counties and all of Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Real Counties. The district’s population is about 700,000.  Congressman Smith maintains district offices in San Antonio, Austin and Kerrville.


Serving With

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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