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    Lamar Smith to DHS Chief: Obama ‘Inflates’ Deportation Numbers (VIDEO)

    A Texas congressman sharply disputed claims of record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Obama’s watch when the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, appeared for a House hearing. The administration is “inflating” deportation statistics, so they are “inaccurate,” Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) told Johnson … More

    EPA Science Advisers Raise Concerns over Climate Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned greenhouse gas regulations for both new and existing power plants would effectively act as a bureaucratically managed cap-and-trade plan that would drive up energy costs across the country. Lamar Smith (R–TX), chairman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee, sent a letter this … More

    'Biased Statistics' Paint Rosy Picture of Border Security, Union Head Alleges

    The Obama administration boasts that arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped on its watch. But figures cited by the administration are based on “biased statistics,” according to the president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing more than 17,000 U.S. border agents and personnel. “Department of Homeland … More

    SAFE Act Would Cap Growth of Government

    Over the past decade, federal spending has leaped 62 percent faster than inflation, to more than $30,000 per household. Not content with this expansion of government, President Obama’s budget would push inflation-adjusted spending to nearly $37,000 per household by the end of this decade. This would create sustained trillion-dollar budget … More