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Latest News

Congressman Smith Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Amnesty

December 18, 2014

Congressman Smith this week joined the American Center for Law and Justice and 26 other Members of Congress in a proposed amicus brief supporting Governor-elect Greg Abbott’s legal challenge to President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. 

“Governor-elect Abbott and the State of Texas are leading the charge in the fight against President Obama’s unprecedented executive overreach,” said Rep. Lamar Smith. “As the founder of the Congressional Border Security Caucus, I will continue to fight against illegal executive amnesty.”

Smith Votes Against Spending Bill

December 11, 2014

Bill did not block amnesty or boost border security.

Congressman Lamar Smith today (12/11/14) voted against passage of a $1 trillion spending bill as it did not block the president’s unconstitutional executive orders granting amnesty and did not increases border security.

Congressman Smith Votes Against Omnibus Spending Bill

December 11, 2014

‘As a matter of principle, I cannot support legislation that continues to fund the President's unconstitutional Executive Amnesty. Therefore, I voted against the Omnibus spending bill.’

Congressman Lamar Smith on voting tonight (12/11/2014) against the Omnibus-spending bill.

“Tonight I voted against the Omnibus spending bill that continues to fund the government through the fall of 2015. The 1,603-page bill does not eliminate funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. That’s why I voted against it.

“As the founder of the Congressional Border Security Caucus, I will continue to urge my colleagues to oppose the President’s unconstitutional executive orders and prioritize border security.”

Rep. Smith Votes to Condemn Obama’s Executive Amnesty

December 04, 2014

'Unconstitutional executive actions granting amnesty to five million illegal immigrants cannot go unanswered'

Representative Lamar Smith on voting today (12/4/14) in support of H.R. 5759, Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act:

“The president’s unilateral, unconstitutional executive actions granting amnesty to five million illegal immigrants cannot go unanswered. Today’s vote represents the House’s condemnation of these actions. I urge Senate Majority Leader Reid to put aside his political considerations so that the legislative branch can respond in a unified way to the president’s blatant misuse of his executive authority.

“This is just the beginning of our commitment to restore the rule of law for all Americans. I remain committed to stopping these egregious actions from going into effect.”

Congressman Smith Calls Out Obama on Climate Deal with China

November 12, 2014

'Americans get the short end of the stick'

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith today (11/12/14) had the following to say following President Obama announced his climate deal with China:

"President Obama negotiated a deal to tie our economy's hands while driving up energy costs for hardworking American families. I fail to see how this agreement benefits the United States. China has not promised to do anything other than increase its own energy production at unprecedented rates. Why would the president boast about an agreement where the American people come up with the short end of the stick?"

 


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