Texas Congressional delegation:

Rep. Lamar Smith and health care reform

Representative Lamar Smith
(202)225-4236
Representative Lamar Smith

Rep. Lamar Smith
House of Representatives
2409 Rayburn House Office Building
TX

Local Offices

Rep. Lamar Smith
Guaranty Bank Building
Suite 640
1100 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-821-5024
Fax: 210-821-5947

Rep. Lamar Smith
Suite 346C
301 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: 830-896-0154
Fax: 830-896-0168

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Rep. Lamar Smith: key health care votes

3/29/2012 3:27 PM H.R.151: Ryan Budget Bill 2012

Status: House passed

This bill would end Medicare as we know it, replacing it with a voucher system for seniors to buy health insurance coverage on the open market. Actuaries say the amount of the vouchers would not be enough for seniors to replace the coverage they would lose with the end of Medicare. [more]

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Rep. Smith voted Yes, which we score as unfavorable.

4/15/2011 2:23 PM H.R.277: Ryan Budget Bill 2011

Status: House passed

This bill would end Medicare as we know it, replacing it with a voucher system for seniors to buy health insurance coverage on the open market. Actuaries say the amount of the vouchers would not be enough for seniors to replace the coverage they would lose with the end of Medicare. [more]

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Rep. Smith voted Yes, which we score as unfavorable.

11/19/2009 4:29 PM H.R.909: Revising Physician Fee Schedules, Reinstatement of PAYGO

Status: House passed

On Passage: H R 3961 Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009 [more]

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Rep. Smith voted No, which we score as unfavorable.

7/15/2008 4:48 PM H.R.491: Medicare Bill

Status: House passed

Passage, Objections of the President Not Withstanding: H R 6331 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act [more]

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Rep. Smith voted Yes, which we score as a pro-consumer vote.

1/12/2007 2:22 PM H.R.23: Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act

Status: House passed

On Passage: H R 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act [more]

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Rep. Smith voted No, which we score as unfavorable.

6/27/2003 2:33 AM H.R.332: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Bill

Status: House passed

On Passage: H R 1 Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act [more]

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Rep. Smith voted Yes, which we score as unfavorable.

See how Rep. Lamar Smith votes on Medicare legislation.


About Rep. Lamar Smith

Current Office: Representative from Texas
Name: Lamar Smith
Date Elected: 11/4/1986
District: TX_21
Party: Republican

Background Information:

Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio
Religion: Christian Scientist
Spouse: Wife, Beth
Children: 2

Education:

  • JD, Southern Methodist University
  • BA, Yale University

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney
  • Rancher

Political Experience:

  • Texas House of Representatives
  • Bexar County Commissioners Court

Committees:

  • Committee on Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
  • Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
  • Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (Chairman)