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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 2 Children
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Christian Scientist
Date Title
July 25, 2013 Smith to Holder: Don't Mess with Texas
May 22, 2013 Letter to Honorable James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General - AP Wiretapping
Dec. 18, 2012 Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Holder
Sept. 12, 2012 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
July 13, 2012 Smith: DOJ's Challenge to Texas Law Crumbles in Court
July 5, 2012 Smith: DOJ Relied on Democratic Data Firm in Challenge to Texas Law
June 19, 2012 Committee Approves FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization
June 18, 2012 Expressing Regret for Passage of Laws Adversely Affecting the Chinese in the United States
June 5, 2012 Media Bias Against Faith Reporting
April 18, 2012 Hearing of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Wrongs: Oversight of the Justice Department's Voting Rights Enforcement
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
June 1, 2011 Hearing of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Oversight Hearing on the Justice Department Civil Rights Division
Feb. 14, 2011 Extending Counterterrorism Authorities
Oct. 15, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
July 14, 2010 Media Show Double Standard on Prosecution of Media Leaks
June 17, 2010 Chaffetz, Conyers, Smith, Issa and Bachus Call for FOIA to Apply to Fannie-Freddie
Nov. 19, 2009 Smith Requests DOJ Docs On Gitmo Trials
Nov. 10, 2009 Smith and Wolf Press for Results on New Black Panther Investigation
June 24, 2009 Markup of H.Res. 537, Requesting that the President and Directing that the Attorney General Transmit to the House of Representatives All Information in their Possession Relating to Specific Communications Regarding Detainees...
June 12, 2009 Don't Give Terrorists Constitutional Rights
May 7, 2009 Press Conference With Rep. John A. Boehner - Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act
April 2, 2009 Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act
Feb. 10, 2009 Recognizing The 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Visit To India
Jan. 21, 2009 Observing the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sept. 27, 2008 Prohibiting Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Defamation Judgments
July 31, 2008 Media Fairness Initiative: Media Donations Favor Democrats
April 1, 2008 Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 29, 2008 Voter ID Media Bias
June 20, 2007 Smith Civil Rights Bill Approved
June 13, 2007 Civil Rights Bill Approved
April 19, 2007 District Of Columbia House Voting Rights Act Of 2007
March 21, 2007 Judicial Disclosure Responsibility Act
Jan. 16, 2007 Observing The Birthday Of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oct. 8, 2004 CRS Letter Clarifying Effects of H.R. 4571, The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
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