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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Legal

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
Date Title
July 27, 2016 Smith Statement on MA, NY Attorneys' General, Environmental Groups' Refusal to Comply with Subpoena
July 7, 2016 Smith: FBI Treatment of Clinton Sets Dangerous Precedent
March 15, 2016 Smith Subpoenas Info on Data Collection, Secret Storage Warehouse
Feb. 23, 2016 Smith Urges Court to Block EPA Power Plant Regs
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Requesting that the Senate Postpones Any Confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice Until After the Inauguration of Our Next President
Oct. 9, 2015 Smith Statement on Ruling to Halt WOTUS
Sept. 17, 2015 House Passes Smith's Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
Sept. 17, 2015 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015
Sept. 17, 2015 Goodlatte Praises House Passage of Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act to Curb Lawsuit Abuse
Sept. 16, 2015 Fredricksburg Standard - Abusive Lawsuits Hurt Innocent Americans
June 11, 2015 House Judiciary Committee Approves Goodlatte Patent Reform Bill by Overwhelming, Bipartisan Vote
May 14, 2015 House Judiciary Committee Passes Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act to Curb Lawsuit Abuse
Feb. 5, 2015 Goodlatte, DeFazio, Issa, Nadler, Smith, Lofgren, Eshoo Introduce Patent Litigation Reform Bill
Feb. 5, 2015 Smith & Grassley Introduce Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Judiciary
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer - Demanding Compliance with Subpoena
July 30, 2014 Smith Backs Lawsuit Against Obama
July 30, 2014 Smith: "More Than An Empty Su
Nov. 14, 2013 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
Nov. 14, 2013 Chairman Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse
Nov. 14, 2013 House Approves Smith Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse
Sept. 11, 2013 Committee Approves Smith Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse
Sept. 11, 2013 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse
Aug. 2, 2013 Smith and Stewart Subpoena EPA's Secret Science
July 11, 2013 Smith Bill Combats Lawsuit Abuse
June 6, 2013 Letter to Arthur A. Elkins, Inspector General of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Committee Leaders Urge Thorough Audit of EPA Political Discrimination
July 13, 2012 Smith: DOJ's Challenge to Texas Law Crumbles in Court
April 3, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
Feb. 28, 2012 Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2012
Jan. 23, 2012 Smith: Dangerous Criminal Immigrants Deserve No Favors from U.S.
Dec. 14, 2011 Hearing of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee - Judicial Reliance on Foreign Law
July 7, 2011 Committee Approves Bill to Limit Frivolous Lawsuits
March 9, 2011 Smith & Grassley Introduce Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
Jan. 25, 2011 Smith: Ghailani Trial was Close Call
May 5, 2010 Statement Of Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith Hearing On The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office
Feb. 24, 2010 Enact Tort Reform Now
Jan. 26, 2010 Bill Requires Consultation Before Giving Terrorists Miranda Rights
Dec. 2, 2009 Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act Of 2009
Nov. 18, 2009 Smith Sends Letter To President, Demands Answers On Gitmo Terrorists
Nov. 13, 2009 Smith: Terrorist Trials In New York Endanger The American People
Nov. 6, 2009 Tort Reform Would Pay For Uninsured
Sept. 21, 2009 DOJ IG To Investigate ACORN Funds
June 12, 2009 Don't Give Terrorists Constitutional Rights
June 9, 2009 Smith: Obama Administration Keeps Americans In The Dark On Gitmo Detainees
May 12, 2009 Austin American Statesman Op-Ed: Encouraging invention and innovation
March 17, 2009 Authorizing Pilot Program For Patent Cases
April 24, 2008 Smith and Berman Introduce Orphan Works Bill
March 21, 2008 Smith Opposes Subpoenas
Jan. 29, 2008 Protect America Act of 2007 Extension
Dec. 13, 2007 Hearing of the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Intellectual Property Act of 2007
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