Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Smith: Americans Deserve a Simpler, Fairer Tax System

2015/04/15

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in recognition of today’s federal tax filing deadline and in support of several tax measures expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week.

Congressman Smith: “Today is tax day, a day that many Americans have come to fear and loathe. As the current administration has drastically increased spending, many on the left have demanded more and more taxes to pay for this excessive spending.

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More than 200 Attend Smith’s EPA Regulation Roundtable in Kerrville

2015/04/09

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) this week hosted a public meeting with special guest Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. More than 200 people showed up for the event, “Reining in the EPA: A Regulation Roundtable,” which was held at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas on the evening of Wednesday, April 8th. 

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Smith Hosts Live Discussion with Astronauts Aboard Space Station at Local High School

2015/04/06

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today hosted a live television downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at Smithson Valley High School. Congressman Smith kicked off the discussion with the space station and spoke to students about the importance of space exploration and science education. The 15-minute Earth-to-space call allowed for students to ask questions of American Astronaut Terry Virts and European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

 

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Smith: Protect American Seniors

2015/03/26

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), released the following statement after voting today in favor H.R. 2, a bill to permanently repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR. The bill would provide more stability for Medicare patients, and result in savings for the taxpayer. The bill passed by a vote of 392-37.

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Smith: Cut Spending, Reduce the Deficit, Balance the Budget

2015/03/25

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.Con. Res. 27, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, which passed in the House of Representatives:

Congressman Smith: “For the sixth year in a row, President Obama has handed Congress a tax-and-spend, big-government budget that never balances. It ignores our growing national debt and punishes hard-working taxpayers.  

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Smith Statement on Sergeant Bergdahl

2015/03/25

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today responded to reports that the military will charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in an Article 32 hearing Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio:

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Congressman Smith Subpoenas EPA, Announces Regulation Roundtable with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller

2015/03/25

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced he is subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Smith has led recent efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the EPA, fight costly new EPA ozone regs, and put a check on the agency’s plans for sweeping new water rules.

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Smith: Immigration Enforcement Bills Restore the Rule of Law

2015/03/20

Congressman Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in support of immigration enforcement bills he helped author and pass on the House Judiciary Committee this week.  

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Smith Responds to Release of Criminal Illegal Immigrants

2015/03/19

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to an admission this week from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the agency released 30,558 criminal immigrants in 2014.

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Smith, Goodlatte, Cornyn, Cruz File Brief Supporting Halt of President’s Unilateral Immigration Actions

2015/03/18

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) – in conjunction with the American Center for Law and Justice – today filed an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the federal district court’s decision to halt President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration in Texas vs. the United States.

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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

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