U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, Retiring From Congress


U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, retiring from Congress

Congressman Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio
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(TEXAS TRIBUNE) WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, is retiring from Congress, two sources close to the congressman told The Texas Tribune on Thursday.
“For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else,” he wrote in an email obtained by the Tribune. “… With over a year remaining in my term, there is still much to do. There is legislation to enact, dozens of hearings to hold and hundreds of votes to cast.”
Smith was elected to Congress in 1987 …

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