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  • Republican lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are advancing legislation that would take aim at certain collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded jobsites around the state.House State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook, R-Corsicana...
  • Take three global brands: GM, Qualcomm, ISIS. Which one have you heard the most about recently? Most likely, you answered ISIS. That’s not just because of the threat they pose.While the world looks at ISIS as a military and terror challenge, it is...
  • Whether it is the food we eat, the cars we drive, the light bulbs we use to light our homes, or the clothing we wear, every American household is impacted every single day by the activity of our ports. This activity accounts for over a quarter of our...
  • 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. Proving Admiral Harris correct, North Korea illegally launched yet another menacing...
  • The following article was authored by Stan Marek, CEO of Marek. The Houston Chronicle published this article in the last few days about our undocumented workforce, primarily in the construction industry, and it deserves an immediate response.The...

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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...

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S.
I have no idea whether Bill O’Reilly is guilty or innocent of the charges against him.Either way, his fall — given that he topped the cable news programs for over 15 years — was incredibly swift.
Travel and tourism is an important source of economic activity. Every year, millions of visitors to Texas spend billions of dollars in the state, and hundreds of thousands of individuals across Texas are employed in travel-...
Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel amid allegations of sexual harrassment.
The United States allows in about a million lawful permanent residents a year, the largest number of any country, but that is a small percentage of the almost 325 million people who already live in the United States – about...
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.”
The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss of 35,600 full-time equivalent jobs resulting from lost leisure travel and convention bookings if Texas...
The backlogged cases have soared in recent years, from 236,415 in 2010 to 508,036 this year — or nearly 1,700 outstanding cases per judge, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research group at...
Last week, the Tax Foundation released new state-by-state figures showing that the House tax reform Blueprint would create roughly 1.7 million new full time American jobs, including more than 140,000 in Texas....
It is Easter Sunday and for many Christians, this represents the highlight of their faith when Jesus Christ rose from the dead to conquer death and sin, opening the gates of Heaven to us all  
I cosponsored bipartisan legislation, the Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, introduced by Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) today.
A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off.President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was "terrorist-related".
CampusReform.org reports that students at Salem College have presented the administration with an “ultimatum” regarding the intolerable atmosphere of oppression that exists on campus.This is how they characterize life under...
Yesterday I toured the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant and met with executives and employees, where I discussed my efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations on manufacturers.
Pensions. Health care. Tax reform. Immigration. All of these issues affect us. Not just 'you' us, but ALL of us. Each individual has a story about how each one of these issues affects their lives.
On Monday I visited the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller. There, I met with executives and employees while touring the facility – which is set to have its grand opening in May. During the tour, I discussed my efforts...
Last week, Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act.  This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an...
Four major pro-life organizations representing more than 10 million Texans have announced support of key bills before the House chamber of the 85th Texas Legislature. 
Aging out of foster care should not mean aging into homelessness. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will remove obstacles blocking these vulnerable youths’ access to safe housing during their overnight...
Wednesday, Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and I sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to review evidence that Lois Lerner, the former IRS Exempt...

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