Representative Lamar S. Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
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8/27/14 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 8/26/14 Letter to Todd Zinser, Inspector General of Commerce - Allegations About Ongoing Efforts to Identify and Potentially Retaliate Against Whistleblowers at OIG 8/13/14 Letter to Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration - Conducting an Independent Analysis Using the Same Underlying Data and Assumptions as the EPA 8/13/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Requesting More Comprehensive, Independent Analysis Before Moving Forward 7/14/14 Research and Development Efficiency Act 4/30/14 Hearing of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015 2/26/14 All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2014 2/06/14 Smith Co-Sponsors Bill to Prohibit EPA from Using Secret Science 12/03/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Rules Based on Partisan Politics Not Science 10/16/13 Smith Statement on Vote Opposing Senate Debt Deal 10/08/13 Smith: Obama Administration Rolls Out Red Carpet for Immigration Protest 10/04/13 Smith Supports Funding for FEMA and Low-Income Women, Infants and Children 10/04/13 Networks' Bias Shows 10/03/13 Smith Votes to Reinstate Funding for National Parks, Cancer Research 10/03/13 Smith Votes to Restore Funding for Veterans, National Guard and Reserves 10/02/13 Smith: House Dems Put Illegal Immigrants Above American Workers 9/05/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Use of Secret Email Accounts 9/03/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Stands in Default of Subpoena 8/27/13 Smith: Texas Has Every Right to Implement Policies that Protect Elections 8/08/13 Letter to Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - EPA Transparency is Good Government 8/02/13 Smith Votes to Rein in Federal Regulations 8/02/13 Smith Votes to Stop Government Abuse at the IRS 8/01/13 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 7/31/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Eric Holder 7/22/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Threat to Subpoena EPA Secret Science 6/06/13 Letter of Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Arthur A. Elkins - Committee Leaders Urge Thorough Audit of EPA Political Discrimination 5/10/13 Smith Commends Senate for Demanding EPA Transparency 3/28/13 GAO Report Finds Duplication in Wind Energy Initiatives 3/14/13 Subcommittee Examines Management Challenges at EPA, DOE, Interior 2/28/13 Letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction and Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan - NOAA Transparency after Watchdogs Booted from Meetings 9/08/11 Senate Sends Smith Patent Reform Bill to President's Desk 3/21/11 HJC to Examine AT&T and T-Mobile Proposed Merger 6/14/10 Administration AWOL on Oil Spill 5/05/10 Statement Of Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith Hearing On The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office 4/13/10 National Media Fail To Hold President Accountable 10/13/09 New York Times Weights Polls In Favor Of Democrats 5/12/09 News Reporters Join The Obama Administration 3/03/09 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 2/13/09 Smith: Census Must Be Independent 2/12/09 Press Conference with House Republicans - the Census 2/11/09 Associated Press Shows Fairness in Fact-Checking President Obama 7/10/08 Hearing of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Politicization of the Justice Department and Allegations of Selective Prosecution 12/18/07 Smith Statement on OPEN Government Act 12/18/07 Open Government Act of 2007 5/24/07 Lobbying Transparency Act Of 2007 5/17/07 Committee Approves GOP Lobbying Reforms 4/20/07 Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement Focuses on Flawed System 4/13/07 Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Announce Public Hearing for Special Task Force On Ethics Enforcement 3/20/07 Smith Receives Open Government Award 3/06/07 Smith Introduces Open Government Act