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December 02, 2011 4:34 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of November 27

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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November 30, 2011 10:50 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's One-Hit Blunder

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November 18, 2011 11:31 am ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week Of November 13

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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November 15, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Regulation-Busting Bill Will Compromise Public Health, Raise The Cost of Government

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November 04, 2011 11:45 am ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of October 30

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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November 02, 2011 2:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith: Little More Important Than Reaffirming "In God We Trust"

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November 02, 2011 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Immigration Power Grab

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October 28, 2011 1:50 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of October 23

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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October 24, 2011 3:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Gets Big Bucks To Handcuff FCC

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October 14, 2011 11:47 am ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of October 9

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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September 30, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of September 25

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September 26, 2011 9:50 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - September 25, 2011

This week's Sunday talk shows saw Republicans sloppily blaming President Obama wholesale for America's economic woes. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) used his bully pulpit to claim President Obama made "every problem" he inherited from Bush's failed economic polices "much worse." On Face the Nation, RNC Chair Reince Priebus took the same tack by claiming DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz couldn't "point to one economic statistic in this country that Barack Obama has made better." Graham also absurdly claimed that cuts to the defense department triggered if the super committee fails to reach a compromise would "destroy the Defense Department." And on State of the Union, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) struggled to absolve the Tea Party of blame for a third budgetary standoff in the House, instead accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) instead of 'manufacturing a crisis.'

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September 16, 2011 12:14 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week Of September 11

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September 09, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's New Agriculture Bill Would Restrict Legal Workers' Rights

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August 26, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King: Congress Should "Publicly Humiliate" White House On Immigration Policy

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August 22, 2011 10:24 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Wants Hearings To "Embarrass The President"

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August 18, 2011 3:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Misses The Big Picture On Workplace Raids

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August 12, 2011 12:07 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week Of August 7

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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August 05, 2011 5:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Cornyn Warns Of "Undue Political Influence" While Pushing For Merger Benefiting His Donor

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August 03, 2011 10:50 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Unsurprisingly Touts Merger That Benefits Huge Donor

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August 02, 2011 1:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Will Rep. Issa Save Big Business From Fellow Republican's Job-Killing E-Verify Bill?

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July 29, 2011 12:34 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of July 24

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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July 26, 2011 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Introduces Temporary HALT Act Because Obama "Can't Be Trusted"

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July 25, 2011 4:49 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Smith Responds To President Obama's La Raza Speech With Immigration Falsehoods

Before President Obama gave his speech to the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, House Judiciary Conference Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) had already penned his response. Going off of "media reports" that the president would discuss comprehensive immigration reform, Smith sent out a press release equating comprehensive immigration reform with "amnesty" and repeating false talking points about the costs of immigration. Despite Smith's claims, undocumented immigrants both pay taxes and take relatively less from the system than they pay into it. In addition, Smith's assertions that legalization would increase the debt and take away American jobs are patently false.

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July 08, 2011 2:16 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of July 3

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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July 07, 2011 11:25 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Trumps Up Investigation Into Justice Kagan's Role In Health Care Reform

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June 23, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Legal Experts Say Rep. Lamar Smith's Bill "Encourages Neighbors To Spy On Neighbors"

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June 09, 2011 9:44 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Fight to Make Bribery Easier For Big Business

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May 26, 2011 9:31 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Bill Could Mean Indefinite Detention For Immigrants

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May 19, 2011 4:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Constituent Demands To Know Why Rep. Lamar Smith Voted To "Dismantle" Medicare

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