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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Congressional panel extends review of Roger Williams ethics case

Congressional ethics investigators have decided to take a further look at U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents western Hays County, over a legislative amendment he pushed that allegedly benefited his car dealership. Williams, who...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lamar Smith’s climate change views win ‘Flat Earth’ award

Christmas elves, pirates and scientists gathered Monday to present climate change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, with a fake award from the “Flat Earth Foundation of Texas.”

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Congressman to meet with Wimberley, Dripping Springs chambers this week

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents the western half of Hays County, will meet this week with business groups in Wimberley and Dripping Springs.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Smith honored by Family Research Council

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.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

For Joaquin Castro, attention and speculation mounts

Speaking last week at a dropout prevention conference in a hotel ballroom a few miles from his new congressional office, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, cracked one of his familiar self-deprecating jokes: “In case you’re wondering,...

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Updated: U.S. Rep says Bobcat bombshell is lost daughter

The Tennessee congressman embroiled in a mini-scandal today for sending, then deleting, sappy Tweets to a 24-year-old Texas State University student says the woman is his secret daughter.

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