Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Smith Statement on Supreme Court ObamaCare Case

2015/03/04

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding today’s oral argument of King v. Burwell before the Supreme Court. At issue in the case are key provisions in the health care law that could put an end to billions of dollars in ObamaCare tax subsidies.

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Smith Supports Bills to Increase Choice and Accountability at the VA

2015/03/04

Congressman Lamar Smith, (R-Texas) released the following statement after voting this week in favor of two bills sponsored by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Smith’s Immigration Enforcement Bill

2015/03/03

The House Judiciary Committee today voted to approve Congressman Lamar Smith’s (R-Texas) Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1147). The bill would preserve jobs for legal workers by requiring U.S. employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system.  The Legal Workforce Act is supported by Numbers USA, the U.S.

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Smith Continues to Oppose Funding for Unlawful Executive Actions

2015/03/03

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after voting against funding for the president’s unlawful executive actions.  

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Smith Reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address

2015/03/03

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address before Congress. Smith also met today with a group of Texas members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

 

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Smith Opposes Funding Unlawful Executive Actions

2015/02/28

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after voting against funding President Obama's executive amnesty actions.

Congressman Smith: “While I support funding for the Department of Homeland Security, I oppose funding the president's unconstitutional executive actions giving amnesty to five million illegal immigrants. The president cannot simply rewrite laws on his own and expect Congress and the American people to look the other way.”

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Smith Introduces Legal Workforce Act Alongside Immigration Enforcement Bills

2015/02/27

Congressman Lamar Smith, (R-Texas), former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today introduced the Legal Workforce Act and three other immigration enforcement measures to be considered by the House Judiciary Committee. Smith’s bill, which would expand the use of the E-Verify system, would ensure jobs are preserved for Americans and legal workers.

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Smith Condemns New Net Neutrality Rules

2015/02/26

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and members of the House Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Tom Wheeler expressing deep concern with the FCC’s approval of net neutrality rules. The members signing the letter also noted that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of the FCC’s rule change on March 17, 2015.

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House Passes Bipartisan STEM Education Act

2015/02/25

The House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.). The bill strengthens ongoing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education efforts at our federal science agencies and ensures computer science is included in these efforts. The bill passed with broad bipartisan support by a vote of 412-8.

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Smith: Put American Jobs First with Keystone XL

2015/02/24

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation passed in both the House and Senate that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. Smith has held hearings on the House Science Committee regarding the pipeline and has repeatedly voted to move forward with the project.

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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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