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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Executive Branch

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
July 30, 2014 Smith Backs Lawsuit Against Obama
July 30, 2014 Smith: "More Than An Empty Su
March 12, 2014 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014
June 6, 2013 Letter to Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General - House Judiciary Committee to Holder: Explain Discrepancies Before Committee
Dec. 5, 2012 Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012
Sept. 20, 2012 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Regulation Nation: The Obama Administration's Regulatory Expansion vs. Jobs and Economic Recovery
Sept. 12, 2012 Smith Statement from Hearing on the Administration's Abuse of Power
Sept. 12, 2012 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power
July 5, 2012 Smith: DOJ Relied on Democratic Data Firm in Challenge to Texas Law
June 7, 2012 Smith: Confidence in DOJ Lacking
June 7, 2012 Smith: Confidence in DOJ Lacking
May 1, 2012 The President 'Can't Wait' to Ignore Our Laws
Feb. 15, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Overreach: The President's Unprecedented "Recess' Appointments
Jan. 31, 2012 Smith Presses for Interviews with Senior DOJ Staff re: Fast and Furious
Jan. 23, 2012 Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Recess Appointments
Sept. 7, 2011 Smith: President Should Practice Regulatory Restraint
July 25, 2011 FBI Director Extension Act, 2011
May 31, 2011 Helping America's Job Creators
May 28, 2010 Media Should Demand Answers from Obama
May 26, 2010 National Media Ignore President's Lowest-Ever Approval Rating
Oct. 5, 2009 The Hill: House Republican Calls For Special Prosecutor TO Investigate ACORN
July 16, 2009 Media Ignore President's Disapproval Rating
May 4, 2009 Media Exaggerate President's Approval Numbers
April 29, 2009 Study Finds Media Act As Shill For Obama
March 11, 2009 Americans Need Objective Reporting
Jan. 21, 2009 Media's Double Standard on Inauguration Costs
March 6, 2008 Smith: U.S. Attorneys Serve at Pleasure of the President
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