Lamar Smith Won’t Seek Reelection To House


Lamar Smith won’t seek reelection to House

Rep. Lamar Smith said he will not seek reelection in 2018. | Getty Images

Smith’s congressional district has been solidly Republican in the past.

By DARIUS DIXON
11/02/2017 03:40 PM EDT
Updated 11/02/2017 04:50 PM EDT
2017-11-02T04:50-0400

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]]>Rep. Lamar Smith, the controversial chairman of the House Science Committee, announced Thursday that he will leave Congress when his term ends in 2018.
The 16-term Texas Republican is one of the longest-serving members of the state’s congressional delegation, and has often tussled with academics, scientific organizations and government regulators since become Science chairman in 2013. In a letter to …

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