Lamar Smith

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Smith Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Immigration Executive Actions

2015/05/26

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to lift the injunction against President Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration.  

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Smith Shares Disaster Information with Constituents

2015/05/26

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released to following information to assist those in areas affected by storms and flooding in Central Texas.

Congressman Smith: “We are saddened by the weekend's tragic storms and flooding that took lives and damaged or destroyed more than a thousand homes and businesses. I am meeting with local officials and surveying damaged areas, and my office stands ready to assist. Those in the areas affected remain in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days as communities continue recovery and cleanup efforts.

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A Memorial Day Message from Congressman Smith

2015/05/22

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day.

Congressman Smith: “Memorial Day is a reminder of our country’s commitment to our service members, past and present, who risked all to defend our nation’s freedoms. America is a stronger country because of our Armed Services members. The 21st Congressional District is home to over 60,000 veterans, current members of the military and their families. The debt we owe them can never fully be repaid. And for that we are most grateful.

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Protecting Our Proud Past and Strong Future

2015/05/20

I recently hosted Apollo astronaut and fellow Texan Gene Cernan in the U.S. Capitol. Gene is one of only 12 people to have landed on the moon, and he was the last to leave 42 years ago. He is a strong advocate for U.S. space leadership, and he has a message for lawmakers: America needs to continue to lead the world in space.

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Smith: Support the Men and Women Who Serve

2015/05/15

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016, which passed in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Smith: “Congress has a sacred responsibility to provide for our nation’s defense. We must never forget the sacrifices those who serve make to protect our freedom. This bill ensures our men and women in uniform have the resources they need.”  

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Smith: Congress Must Have Final Word on Any Iran Deal

2015/05/14

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 400- 25.

Congressman Smith: “A nuclear Iran is an unacceptable risk to American security and world peace. Today I voted to ensure Congress and the American people have the final say with any deal President Obama tries to make with Iran. This is what the majority of the American people want.”

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Smith: Congress Must Have Final Word on Any Iran Deal

2015/05/14

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 400- 25.

Congressman Smith: “A nuclear Iran is an unacceptable risk to American security and world peace. Today I voted to ensure Congress and the American people have the final say with any deal President Obama tries to make with Iran. This is what the majority of the American people want.”

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Smith, Cornyn, Cruz, Goodlatte File Brief on President’s Unconstitutional Immigration Actions

2015/05/11

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) – 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 a continued injunction against President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration in the case of Texas v. United States.

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Smith Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget

2015/05/01

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting in favor of S. Con. Res. 11, the FY2016 Budget Resolution, a bill substantially similar to the balanced budget the House approved just weeks ago.

Congressman Smith: “This is the first time in six years that the House and Senate have come together to pass a budget. Fixing our broken system starts with balancing our budget, establishing priorities and reining in out-of-control spending. That is exactly what this bill does. 

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Kerrville Astronaut Shares Experiences in Space at U.S. Capitol

2015/04/30

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) hosted Apollo astronaut and Kerrville resident Gene Cernan today for a screening of The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary on Cernan’s life.

Chairman Lamar Smith: “Gene traveled from Texas to be with us this evening.  He is a genuine American hero, not just for coming from Texas, but for what he’s done as an astronaut. Gene owns a ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and you’ll see some of the beauty of the Texas Hill Country in this movie.

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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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