U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith has been presented with a True Blue Award by the Family Research Council, an institutional anchor of the values voter movement.
The award is presented by the organization to congressmen and senators who have “exhibited extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom.”
“Though often overlooked, America was founded on the values of family, faith and freedom. We should continue to promote these values to ensure that America remains that ‘shining city upon a hill,’” Smith said in a statement. “I thank the Family Research Council for this award and will continue to promote policies that defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as our Founders intended.”
Smith, a San Antonio Republican, represents Texas’s 21st Congressional District, which includes about a quarter of Hays County, including more than 14,000 people in San Marcos and more than 5,100 in Buda.
COVER: U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith and other Republican congressmen talk about health care reform in January 2011 following a vote by the U.S. House to repeal the Affordable Care Act. PHOTO VIA FLICKREmail | Print