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

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
Date Title
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic
June 24, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Raise Travel Warning Level for Countries Where The Zika virus is Widespread.
June 15, 2016 Hearing of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Hum an Spaceflight Ethics and Obligations: Options for Monitoring, Diagnosing, and Treating Former Astronauts- Smith Opening Statement
June 15, 2016 Washington Times- Lamar Smith: Stopping the Spread of Zika
May 25, 2016 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic
May 25, 2016 Experts Agree: Zika Requires Travel Restrictions
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - CARC Report
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 10, 2016 Smith: VA Reports "Discouraging But Not Surprising'
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Abortion is Not the Answer to Zika Virus
Feb. 18, 2016 President Signs Smith Dyslexia Bill Into Law
Feb. 10, 2016 Speaker Signs Smith Dyslexia Bill
Feb. 3, 2016 Smith, Cruz, Cornyn Lead Coalition in Support of Texas HB 2
Oct. 26, 2015 Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act
Oct. 26, 2015 Bipartisan READ Act Provides Millions with Dyslexia a Brighter Future
Oct. 8, 2015 Dyslexia Research, National Interest Bills Pass Committee with Bipartisan Support
Sept. 18, 2015 Smith Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
July 30, 2015 Smith Votes to Keep Promises to Veterans
July 13, 2015 Smith Bill Supports Dyslexia Research
June 8, 2015 Recognizing the University of Texas System for their Outstanding Achievements
March 16, 2015 Letter to Tom Price, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, and Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the Committee on the Budget - Addressing the Needs of Special Needs Children
March 4, 2015 Smith Supports Bills to Increase Choice and Accountability at the VA
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Data Mining of
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy - Data Mining of
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Data Mining of
Jan. 22, 2015 Smith, Brownley to Lead Dyslexia Caucus in the 114th Congress
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Health Care
Nov. 17, 2014 House Approves Bipartisan Low-Dose Radiation Research Bill
Nov. 12, 2014 Smith Congratulates Nationally Recognized Texas Health Facilities
Nov. 11, 2014 Smith: America is Stronger Because of Sacrifices
Oct. 30, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - HHS Response to Ebola Crisis
Oct. 24, 2014 Smith Briefed on Ebola Response at Fort Sam Houston
Oct. 19, 2014 Smith Statement on Ebola Response Training at Fort Sam Houston
Oct. 17, 2014 Smith Says Texas Succeeds Where Federal Government Failed on Ebola
Oct. 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calling for Ebola Travel Ban
Oct. 16, 2014 Smith Supports Travel Ban to Stop Spread of Ebola
Oct. 2, 2014 Smith Statement on U.S. Ebola Case
July 30, 2014 Smith: VA Bill Balances Accessibility and Accountability
July 24, 2014 Members Question Astronauts Live Aboard International Space Station
July 17, 2014 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to Patients
June 26, 2014 Smith: Technologies Can Prevent Infections at VA Hospitals
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans 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
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