Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

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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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: 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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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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Smith on EPA Ozone Rule: Wrong Regulations at the Wrong Time

2015/03/17

Congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. Despite the fact that many communities have struggled to meet current ozone standards, the Obama administration insists on pursuing an even stricter regulatory agenda.

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Chairman Smith Attends FIRST Robotics Alamo Regional Championship

2015/03/14

SAN ANTONIO — Congressman Lamar Smith today participated in the FIRST Robotics Alamo Regional Championship in San Antonio. Smith, who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, delivered opening remarks for the robotics competition. More than 3,000 students, parents, and teachers attended the regional competition.

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Smith Welcomes Administration Reversal of Backdoor Ban on Bullets

2015/03/10

Congressman Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives today reversed its attempts to ban the M855 "green tip" ammo used by AR-15 owners.

Congressman Smith: “I welcome the ATF’s decision to abandon its backdoor ban on bullets. Their plan would have infringed upon the Second Amendment rights of millions of law-abiding gun owners. I will continue to oppose any and all efforts by this administration to undermine the constitutional freedoms guaranteed to every citizen.”

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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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