Lamar Smith's file:
Smith

Republican from Texas

Lamar Smith is a Republican congressman from a San Antonio-based district in Texas. He became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in January 2011.

Recent statements involving Lamar Smith

"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."

The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.

Says Lamar Smith "sponsored the bill that funded Obamacare."

"In 2010, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office found that only 6.5 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border was under full control of the Border Patrol."

Says the top 20 percent of income earners pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes.

Recent stories featuring Lamar Smith

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter:

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks:

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common?

Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

Consult your Truth-O-Meter before voting in Texas party primaries:

Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote.

Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.

Tape recorder? Check. Texas Trib fest? There.:

We’ll listen for curious claims during the Texas Tribune Festival taking place at the University of Texas--and we’ll have help.

UPDATED: John Cornyn's rancher tweet among many claims about border conditions:

John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.

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