|For Immediate Release
November 03, 2010
Contact: Kimberly Smith
Smith Statement on Election Results
Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to today’s election results:
Ranking Member Smith: “The American people have rejected the failed policies that led to high unemployment, slow economic growth and record deficits. It is time to point the country in a new direction--toward policies that promote prosperity and security for all Americans. In the House Judiciary Committee, we will focus on initiatives that protect Americans and create jobs, including strengthening national security, enforcing immigration laws, protecting intellectual property, preventing frivolous lawsuits and keeping children safe from sex predators.
“The election results sent a clear message that the American people are not happy with the big spending, big government policies of this Administration. The 112th Congress will have our hands full. But we believe that in order for democracy to work, it must be a government by the people and for the people. Republicans plan to put the country back on track and back in the hands of the American people.”