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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals
June 26, 2014 Smith: Technologies Can Prevent Infections at VA Hospitals
June 10, 2014 Smith Supports Veterans Access to Care Act
June 9, 2014 Smith Responds to VA Audit
June 6, 2014 Smith Meets with Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson
June 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veteran Affairs- VA IG Integrity of Investigation
May 28, 2014 IG Confirms Investigation into Texas VA Facilities
May 22, 2014 Media Ignores That the Administration Knew About VA Problems
May 21, 2014 Smith Supports VA Bill
May 13, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs- Calls for IG Investigation of Central Texas VA Facilities Following Allegations of Misconduct
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
Feb. 3, 2014 President Wrong on Marijuana
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
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
July 31, 2013 Smith Supports Medical Research for Wounded Warriors
Jan. 8, 2013 Congressman Larry Bucshon to Serve as Chairman of Science Subcommittee
Dec. 5, 2012 21st Century Language Act of 2012
Dec. 5, 2012 Elimination of Reporting Requirement for Unfunded DNA Identification Grant Program
Oct. 17, 2012 Letter to Secretary Sebelius
Sept. 11, 2012 Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act of 2012
July 10, 2012 Repeal of Obamacare Act
June 26, 2012 Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2012
June 18, 2012 Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012
April 18, 2012 Courthouse News Service - Political Sparring Stalls House Judiciary Markup
March 22, 2012 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act
March 21, 2012 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act
Jan. 31, 2012 The Hill - President Should Back Up his Rhetoric with Real Reform
Dec. 8, 2011 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Department of Justice Oversight Hearing
Dec. 2, 2011 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
Feb. 11, 2011 Directing Committees to Renew Regulations from Federal Agencies
Jan. 31, 2011 Smith: Mandate is Undemocratic, Unprecedented and Unconstitutional
Jan. 25, 2011 Smith: President Should Consider Bipartisan Medical Malpractice Reforms
Jan. 24, 2011 Smith, Gingrey, Scott Call on President to Support Medical Liability Reform
Jan. 20, 2011 USA Today - GOP Chairmen: Repeal is First, not Last, Step
Jan. 19, 2011 Smith Votes to Repeal Health Care Law
Jan. 18, 2011 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
Jan. 5, 2011 HJC to Play Key Role in Health Care Debate
Sept. 29, 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
Aug. 10, 2010 Reclaiming Politics
July 29, 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
July 29, 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
July 28, 2010 Smith: Obama Administration Sets Wrong Records
July 28, 2010 Obama Administration Sets the Wrong Records
July 1, 2010 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010
March 23, 2010 Smith Cosponsors Bill to Repeal Government Takeover of Health Care
March 22, 2010 Smith: Health Care Bill Wrong Way To Go
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