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Lamar Smith's Selected Sponsorships

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 18, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 House Sponsor
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Sponsor
April 27, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
March 21, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies House Sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Country of Origin Limits for Green Cards Issued to Immigrants House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
June 3, 2011 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 30, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments House Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses House Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill House Co-sponsor
May 12, 2010 HR 5281 Removal Clarification Act House Co-sponsor
June 19, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments House Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2007 H Res 847 Recognition of the Importance of Christmas and Christianity House Co-sponsor
April 18, 2007 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 13, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
June 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
June 19, 2006 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment House Co-sponsor
June 6, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution House Co-sponsor
March 16, 2006 HR 4975 527 Reform Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2005 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill House Co-sponsor
July 21, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill House Co-sponsor
May 26, 2005 HR 2679 None House Co-sponsor
May 17, 2005 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 House Sponsor

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