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

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.

"Illegal counterfeiting and piracy costs the U.S. economy $100 billion... every year."

Recent stories featuring Lamar Smith

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.

Mailbag: "Do you even check your own facts?":

Our checks of claims by Lamar Smith and Lawrence O'Donnell drew emails from readers. Let's sample the mailbag.

Fact-checking Obama and others on border claims:

President Barack Obama made some testable claims during Tuesday's immigration policy speech in El Paso. But PolitiFact has previously checked numerous border-related statements.

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