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Lamar Smith's Public Statements

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
June 2, 2014 Smith Intelligence Accountability Bill Passes House
June 2, 2014 Smith: New EPA Power Plant Regs "All Pain, No Gain'
May 29, 2014 Smith: Don't Reward NSF's Frivolous Use of Taxpayer Money with More Money
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 29, 2014 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - LIFO Language in House Republican Tax Proposal
May 29, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Examining the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process
May 28, 2014 Committee Approves FIRST Act to Prioritize NSF Research in the National Interest
May 28, 2014 IG Confirms Investigation into Texas VA Facilities
May 22, 2014 Future to NSF: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Money
May 22, 2014 Media Ignores That the Administration Knew About VA Problems
May 21, 2014 Committee Examines Advances in Astrobiology Research
May 21, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe
May 21, 2014 Smith Supports VA Bill
May 20, 2014 President Obama Approves "Prison Break"
May 15, 2014 Letter to Charles Bolden, Administrator of NASA - Questions Stability of U.S.-Russia Space Partnership
May 15, 2014 Smith: NASA Negligent with Sensitive Information
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
May 12, 2014 Smith: ICE Authorizes Worst "Prison break" in History
May 9, 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014
May 8, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Scrap Partisan Power Plant Proposal
May 7, 2014 Media Identify as Democracy
May 7, 2014 House Holds Former IRS Official in Contempt
May 6, 2014 Smith: White House Climate Report Stretches Truth
May 1, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Requests GAO Study on Healthcare.gov Security Risks
May 1, 2014 Smith Sponsors NSA Internal Watchdog Act
May 1, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office- Study On Healthcare.gov Security Risks
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015
April 29, 2014 Committee Approves Bipartisan NASA Authorization Act
April 28, 2014 Smith Criticizes EPA for Standing by Secret Science
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
April 15, 2014 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - Repeal Death Tax
April 10, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Department of Energy Science and Technology Priorities
April 10, 2014 Research, Not Subsidies, Key to Energy Success
April 10, 2014 Letter to John Koskinen, Commissioner of Internal Revenue - Identity Theft Related Tax Fraud
April 10, 2014 Smith Supports Plan to Balance the Budget
April 9, 2014 Hearing of the Research and Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs
April 9, 2014 Hearing of the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014
April 9, 2014 Space Subcommittee Approves Bipartisan NASA Authorization Act
April 3, 2014 Chairman Smith Responds to NASA Administrator Bolden about Mars Flyby Mission
April 2, 2014 Administration Releases Dangerous Criminal Illegal Immigrants
April 1, 2014 Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014
April 1, 2014 Media Does Not Tell the Whole Story on Obamacare Delay
April 1, 2014 April Fools? National Science Foundation Funded $700,000 Climate Change Musical
April 1, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve Weather Forecasting
April 1, 2014 Rep. Smith: Media Does Not Tell the Whole Story on Obamacare Delay
March 31, 2014 Smith: Recent CIS Report Highlights Dangerous Catch and Release of Criminal Immigrants
March 27, 2014 Smith and Palazzo: NASA's Priority Should Be Space Exploration
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - President's FY2014 Budget Request for Science Agencies
March 26, 2014 Smith Criticizes Democrats' Petition to Force Immigration Vote
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