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As a 6th generation Texan, Congressman Ted Poe learned very early on the meaning of “God and Texas.” Born and raised in Texas, his grandmother instilled in him a love for Texas, faith, public service and conservative principles. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the Second...

Houston just had the Super Bowl, and it was great for those who attended and for our hotels and restaurants.Now, the special interests are saying we need to spend money ($400 million?) to be competitive with Miami, LA,...
Americans are tired of an overpriced healthcare system that is costing taxpayers, employers and policyholders way too much. With skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, Obamacare is neither affordable nor does it provide...
I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice...
America’s problems with TSA have been well-documented. Many of these “security” people are former low-lifes who finally landed the cushy government job.Far too many have delusions of grandeur, and some are blatant...
Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.
Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Wednesday in what some lawmakers called another aggressive action from Russian...
When I met with Admiral Harris of Pacific Command last year, I asked him which nation’s threats concerned him the most. He quickly replied: North Korea. 
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the President’s Cabinet nominations. For the last several weeks, we have been doing all we can to take up and consider the President's nominations...
Thidwick Books is a small, 865-squarefoot bookshop that has been in the same building since 1999, but now it is being forced to either close its doors forever or move away. 
About 188,000 residents near Oroville, Calif., were ordered to evacuate Sunday after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area.
Fighting for the Constitution as given to us by our Founders is a noble goal and the anxiety of the conservative con-con collaborators is understandable. We at The New American and The John Birch Society welcome the...
Today on the Senate floor, I contrasted the bipartisan accomplishments of last Congress with the current obstructionism from Senate Democrats. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
Agents with the FBI and the IRS raided the private law practice of Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) on Thursday morning.
The Texas Legislature has begun debating Gov. Greg Abbott’s calls for a “convention of states” that could amend the U.S. Constitution.
Immigrants and natives differ more on their opinions about immigration policy than any other issue area, which might explain why so many immigrants who self-identify as Republicans or Independents end up voting for...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of international trade to the U.S and Texas economies. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
February is Black History Month in the United States and I invite you to join me in celebrating it this year by reflecting on the accomplishments African Americans have made in this great nation.
Michael Flynn abruptly quit as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday night, hours after it emerged that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he could be subject to blackmail....
A Texas deputy sheriff discovered 5 kilos of cocaine hidden under the child safety seats of two small children during a traffic stop in Central Texas.
The special prosecutors in the felony fraud case of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s alleged swindling of investors have now pointed the finger directly at the political network of Midland oilman Tim Dunn for trying to taint...

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