Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Retirement of Lamar Smith

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement in response to the announcement of Rep. Lamar Smith’s (TX-21) retirement after the completion of his term:

“Lamar is a principled leader who I have known and genuinely admired since 1984. Throughout his career, he has continuously led with a calm demeanor but always worked efficiently to get the job done. Lamar has been a giant in Texas who is respected by all for his honor and integrity. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside him, and for his leadership as the Chairman of the Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology Committees. I wish him, Beth, and the rest of his growing family the best in their next journey.”