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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
Date Title
April 7, 2015 Letter to Gene Karpunski, President of the League of Conservation Voters - Keystone Pipeline Communications with EPA
March 25, 2015 Congressman Smith Subpoenas EPA, Announces Regulation Roundtable with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller
March 18, 2015 Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
March 17, 2015 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015
Feb. 3, 2015 NSF: Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol, Parties "Poor Judgment' but "Perfectly Acceptable'
Jan. 6, 2015 Smith Statement on 114th Congress
Dec. 10, 2014 Knoxville News Centennial - ET Lawmakers: "Partisan' Terrorism Report Puts American Security at Risk
Aug. 27, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Agency's Motivation for Having Detailed Maps Assembled Showing Waters and Wetlands for All 50 States
Aug. 27, 2014 Smith: Maps Show EPA Land Grab
Aug. 26, 2014 Letter to Todd Zinser, Inspector General of Commerce - Allegations About Ongoing Efforts to Identify and Potentially Retaliate Against Whistleblowers at OIG
Aug. 13, 2014 Letter to Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration - Conducting an Independent Analysis Using the Same Underlying Data and Assumptions as the EPA
Aug. 13, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Requesting More Comprehensive, Independent Analysis Before Moving Forward
July 14, 2014 Research and Development Efficiency Act
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015
Feb. 26, 2014 All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2014
Feb. 6, 2014 Smith Co-Sponsors Bill to Prohibit EPA from Using Secret Science
Dec. 3, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Rules Based on Partisan Politics Not Science
Oct. 16, 2013 Smith Statement on Vote Opposing Senate Debt Deal
Oct. 8, 2013 Smith: Obama Administration Rolls Out Red Carpet for Immigration Protest
Oct. 4, 2013 Smith Supports Funding for FEMA and Low-Income Women, Infants and Children
Oct. 4, 2013 Networks' Bias Shows
Oct. 3, 2013 Smith Votes to Reinstate Funding for National Parks, Cancer Research
Oct. 3, 2013 Smith Votes to Restore Funding for Veterans, National Guard and Reserves
Oct. 2, 2013 Smith: House Dems Put Illegal Immigrants Above American Workers
Sept. 5, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Use of Secret Email Accounts
Sept. 3, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Stands in Default of Subpoena
Aug. 27, 2013 Smith: Texas Has Every Right to Implement Policies that Protect Elections
Aug. 8, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - EPA Transparency is Good Government
Aug. 2, 2013 Smith Votes to Rein in Federal Regulations
Aug. 2, 2013 Smith Votes to Stop Government Abuse at the IRS
Aug. 1, 2013 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
July 31, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Eric Holder
July 22, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Threat to Subpoena EPA Secret Science
June 6, 2013 Letter of Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Arthur A. Elkins - Committee Leaders Urge Thorough Audit of EPA Political Discrimination
May 10, 2013 Smith Commends Senate for Demanding EPA Transparency
March 28, 2013 GAO Report Finds Duplication in Wind Energy Initiatives
March 14, 2013 Subcommittee Examines Management Challenges at EPA, DOE, Interior
Feb. 28, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction and Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan - NOAA Transparency after Watchdogs Booted from Meetings
Sept. 8, 2011 Senate Sends Smith Patent Reform Bill to President's Desk
March 21, 2011 HJC to Examine AT&T and T-Mobile Proposed Merger
June 14, 2010 Administration AWOL on Oil Spill
May 5, 2010 Statement Of Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith Hearing On The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office
April 13, 2010 National Media Fail To Hold President Accountable
Oct. 13, 2009 New York Times Weights Polls In Favor Of Democrats
May 12, 2009 News Reporters Join The Obama Administration
March 3, 2009 Press Conference with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman, and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee; and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Chairman, and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
Feb. 13, 2009 Smith: Census Must Be Independent
Feb. 12, 2009 Press Conference with House Republicans - the Census
Feb. 11, 2009 Associated Press Shows Fairness in Fact-Checking President Obama
July 10, 2008 Hearing of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Politicization of the Justice Department and Allegations of Selective Prosecution
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