Representative Lamar S. Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
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Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care 10/26/15 Bipartisan READ Act Provides Millions with Dyslexia a Brighter Future 10/08/15 Dyslexia Research, National Interest Bills Pass Committee with Bipartisan Support 7/30/15 Smith Votes to Keep Promises to Veterans 7/13/15 Smith Bill Supports Dyslexia Research 6/08/15 Recognizing the University of Texas System for their Outstanding Achievements 3/16/15 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 3/04/15 Smith Supports Bills to Increase Choice and Accountability at the VA 1/28/15 Letter to Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy - Data Mining of 1/28/15 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Data Mining of 1/28/15 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Data Mining of 1/22/15 Smith, Brownley to Lead Dyslexia Caucus in the 114th Congress 11/17/14 House Approves Bipartisan Low-Dose Radiation Research Bill 11/12/14 Smith Congratulates Nationally Recognized Texas Health Facilities 11/11/14 Smith: America is Stronger Because of Sacrifices 10/30/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - HHS Response to Ebola Crisis 10/24/14 Smith Briefed on Ebola Response at Fort Sam Houston 10/19/14 Smith Statement on Ebola Response Training at Fort Sam Houston 10/17/14 Smith Says Texas Succeeds Where Federal Government Failed on Ebola 10/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calling for Ebola Travel Ban 10/16/14 Smith Supports Travel Ban to Stop Spread of Ebola 10/02/14 Smith Statement on U.S. Ebola Case 7/30/14 Smith: VA Bill Balances Accessibility and Accountability 7/24/14 Members Question Astronauts Live Aboard International Space Station 7/17/14 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 6/26/14 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals 6/26/14 Smith: Technologies Can Prevent Infections at VA Hospitals 6/10/14 Smith Supports Veterans Access to Care Act 6/09/14 Smith Responds to VA Audit 6/06/14 Smith Meets with Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson 6/04/14 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veteran Affairs- VA IG Integrity of Investigation 5/28/14 IG Confirms Investigation into Texas VA Facilities 5/22/14 Media Ignores That the Administration Knew About VA Problems 5/21/14 Smith Supports VA Bill 5/13/14 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 3/27/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan 2/03/14 President Wrong on Marijuana 11/22/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate 10/03/13 Smith Votes to Restore Funding for Veterans, National Guard and Reserves 10/03/13 Smith Votes to Reinstate Funding for National Parks, Cancer Research 7/31/13 Smith Supports Medical Research for Wounded Warriors 1/08/13 Congressman Larry Bucshon to Serve as Chairman of Science Subcommittee 12/05/12 21st Century Language Act of 2012 12/05/12 Elimination of Reporting Requirement for Unfunded DNA Identification Grant Program 10/17/12 Letter to Secretary Sebelius 9/11/12 Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act of 2012 7/10/12 Repeal of Obamacare Act 6/26/12 Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2012