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  • Last week I spent a lot of time talking transportation, which is critical to our state and the nation. On Wednesday, I spoke at the South Texas Transportation Summit in Victoria and on Thursday I spoke to the I-69 alliance in Houston after the opening of...
  • "I am frustrated that some believe that the government can instantly or effectively solve certain problems of the community just by passing a new law."
  • Federal agencies with oversight over various industries are taking the problem of worker misclassification more seriously and are taking steps to rein in as many bad actors as possible, according to various reports.Worker misclassification, as you may...
  • The IRS targeted, intimidated, and harassed many Americans because of their political philosophy. The people are still waiting for answers about why their government is engaged in this Soviet-style behavior.First, 2 years of emails were lost. Now we...
  • The strength of the friendship between the United States and the South Korea yesterday was forged under fire and toughened by more than six decades of facing down mutual security threats and working together to improve the everyday lives of our citizens...

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On November 15, 1946, Jerry Patterson was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Houston public schools and graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School in 1965. In college at Texas A&M, Jerry lettered in swimming and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. As a history major, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree,...

As Texans, we have a style of our own – from our hospitality to our headwear.But you may be surprised to hear the iconic symbol of Western culture, the cowboy hat, only became an official state symbol a couple months ago...
The possibility that Vice President Biden may jump into the 2016 presidential campaign is convulsing the network of wealthy Democrats that financed President Obama’s two White House bids, galvanizing fundraisers underwhelmed...
The Environmental Protection Agency failed to provide documents and communication the Committee requested by August 24th concerning the agency’s involvement in the Gold King Mine spill. It is disappointing, but not...
“America will not reject abortion till it sees abortion.” – Father Frank Pavone
Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama's "blessing" to make a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a senior Democrat. But that's if Biden chooses to run -- the decision is his. While he doesn't need...
We all remember a candidate that rose to prominence in 2008. He challenged the “establishment” candidates and promised nothing less than “Hope” and “Change” and the “Fundamental Transformation of America.” The American...
Congress passed a fully paid-for short-term highway extension last month to give the Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, time to figure out how to maintain our highways without raising taxes or further...
hree Americans, including two servicemen, who tackled a gunman aboard a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday are being hailed as heroes for thwarting what could have been a massacre. Airman First Class Spencer Stone,...
Two men in Georgia have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers on a project for the Centers for Disease Control, which is headquartered...
Court Documents reveal that Subway’s Jared Fogle used his kid’s health foundation to help in the creation of child pornography. Fogle admitted to working with his Fogle Foundation President Russell Taylor who is alleged to...
Donald Trump’s newly released immigration position paper is the precise mix of fantasy and ignorance that one would expect from the newly self-described Republican.
I met with the Nueces County Medical Society last week. We are in dire need of funding to expand residency programs in South Texas. More than a dozen doctors in Corpus Christi discussed the issues they face delivering...
Growing national security questions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of State are drowning out much of her message as a presidential candidate and causing many of her fellow...
Nearly two-thirds of Texas Republican voters polled say that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should resign. The poll comes in the wake of three indictments related to securities fraud that were handed down against the...
Last week, another shocking video was released exposing top officials at Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts.
A little more than three years ago, Houston-native Austin Tice was taken captive in Syria. His many accolades include Eagle Scout, Marine, and journalist, but his more important titles are friend, brother, and son.
Hispanic Republicans of Texas - November 2016 is still more than a year away, but for many organizations and candidates the campaigning has already started.
Over the past few weeks, Americans have seen a series of videos come out of Planned Parenthood that are nothing short of horrifying. The footage shows senior Planned Parenthood officials laughing, swilling chardonnay and...
Today I announced a Committee request for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to testify at an upcoming hearing on the agency’s role in the Animas River spill.
I made the following statement based upon the recent release of the Employment Situation Report for July 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an increase of 215,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (210,000 in...

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