Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

An Independence Day Message from Congressman Lamar Smith

2015/06/30

San Antonio, Texas - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in observance of our nation’s 239th Independence Day:

This Independence Day, I want to take time to reflect on the freedoms that make our nation great.

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Smith Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on EPA Regs

2015/06/29

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that EPA must consider cost before deciding whether the Mercury Air Toxics regulation is appropriate and necessary to regulate under the Clean Air Act.

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Smith on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

2015/06/26

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.       

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Smith Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare

2015/06/25

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in response to a Supreme Court ruling that upheld changes the Internal Revenue Service made to the law when implementing subsidies.

 

Click here or on the photo above to watch Rep. Smith’s response to the Supreme Court ruling.

 

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Smith Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Program

2015/06/24

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted to repeal Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, one of the most controversial programs authorized under the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Smith is a cosponsor of the bill, H.R. 1190, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act.

Congressman Smith: “I continue working to fully repeal ObamaCare because ObamaCare continues to be a costly burden on Texans and the American people.

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Smith Supports Bill to Empower States over EPA Regulations

2015/06/24

Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today praised H.R.

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EPA water rule is a massive land grab

2015/06/22

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. 

The EPA introduced the rule under a new name, the “Clean Water Rule.” But cosmetic updates cannot hide the fact that it’s still a massive power grab of private property. 

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Smith Honors Local Doolittle Tokyo Raider

2015/06/19

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today hosted a ceremony in Comfort, Texas, to honor local World War II veteran and Doolittle Tokyo Raider Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Dick” E. Cole. Cole is one of just two surviving members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. More than 200 local residents attended Friday morning’s ceremony to honor Lt. Col. Cole.

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Smith Votes to Repeal ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax

2015/06/18

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today voted in favor of H.R. 160, The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015, which repeals ObamaCare’s controversial medical device tax. Smith has voted more than 50 times to repeal or change the flawed health care law, including twice in the 114th Congress which began in January.  The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 280-140.

Congressman Smith: “I continue working to fully repeal ObamaCare because ObamaCare continues to be a costly burden on Texans and the American people.

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Smith: Congress Needs Trade Oversight

2015/06/18

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after voting once more to give Congress and the American people control over the president’s existing power to negotiate trade agreements.

Congressman Smith: “I support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) because it ensures Congress has the final say when there is a vote on any trade agreement, from any president. That includes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has not been finalized and has not yet been considered by Congress.

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Smith Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare

2015-06-25 15:11:09


Chairman Smith Speaks on Devastating Impacts of Obama Administration’s Extreme Power Regulations

2015-06-24 15:16:41


Smith Bill Renames Stretch of Highway in Memory of Vietnam-era Veteran

2015-06-15 21:09:03


Opening Remarks from Rep. Smith and Chairman Miller

2015-06-05 15:29:19


Smith Advocates for Weather Forecasting Improvements

2015-06-02 22:05:55


Smith Discusses Devastation from Texas Flooding

2015-05-27 17:45:04


Smith Questions Experts at Hearing on President’s UN Climate Pledge

2015-04-15 19:54:41


Smith Statement at Hearing on President’s UN Climate Pledge

2015-04-15 19:11:23


Smith to ICE Director: Why Did the Administration Endanger the Lives of Innocent Americans?

2015-04-14 17:22:43


E-Verify: An Easy Way for Employers to Ensure Hires are Legal

2015-02-27 19:39:31


Chairman Smith Speaks in Favor of FY15 NASA Authorization Bill

2015-02-10 22:09:29


Rep. Smith questions witnesses at a Judiciary hearing on E-verify

2015-02-04 16:32:19


Rep. Smith speaks about his E-verify bill to help protect American and legal workers

2015-02-04 15:44:08


Smith Questions Sheriff at Judiciary Hearing on Immigration Enforcement

2015-02-03 23:12:12


Congressman Smith responds to the President's State of the Union Address

2015-01-21 20:11:08


Smith Hearing Shows Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Liquor, Lobbying and Parties

2014-12-03 19:10:59


Rep. Smith questions Homeland Security Secretary Johnson on border security

2014-12-02 21:43:34


Smith Discusses President's Executive Amnesty

2014-11-26 15:33:56


Smith: No precedent for President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

2014-11-21 19:49:46


Smith: Americans and National Media Oppose Immigration Executive Orders

2014-11-19 21:44:05


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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