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Alex Smith

"We can’t simply write off the youth vote as being liberal. We need to at least put up a fight when it comes to younger voters, who are actually more conservative on issues than is generally thought."

Alex Smith *

Chairman of College Republican National Committee

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Blog Posts

Examining Data Security at the Postal Service

On Wednesday, I chaired a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census. During this hearing my colleagues and I examined and questioned agency officials on the collection and distribution of mail cover information by the United States Postal Service (USPS), as well as concerns related to the agency’s recent data breach of personal information of their employees.   Read more »

at Nov 28, 2014 7:01 PM

May We Always Remain a Grateful Nation

Today we give thanks for the miracle of freedom.

Our gift of liberty was first realized a century and a half before we ever signed the Declaration or Constitution—it was born when the Pilgrims risked their livelihood so that they might worship the Lord Almighty with all their hearts, souls, and minds.   Read more »

at Nov 27, 2014 8:18 AM

Landrieu's Last Gasp!

The recent Senate vote on Keystone was the Democrats' way of sticking to one of their own, Mary Landrieu. In a desperate move to save Mary Landrieu’s career and pull out what now appears an insurmountable lead by her opponent Bill Cassidy, Harry Reid scheduled a vote on the Keystone pipeline to give Mary Landrieu one last chance to show she has clout and maybe by a miracle save her Senate seat.   Read more »

at Nov 26, 2014 4:55 PM

Iran Nuclear Deal Extension

Another deadline has come and gone and once again Iran wins. The United States and our allies are being played. Restarting the clock once again gives Iran the time it needs to make its nuclear ambitions a reality.

The US must be clear and unequivocal:

at Nov 26, 2014 2:32 PM

Thankful For Those Who Serve

As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them from the homefront.

From a young age, I was fortunate to learn the value of military service from my father, a career Air Force officer who served as a B-17 pilot in World War II. On his 26th mission over Germany, he was shot down by the Nazis and spent several months in a POW camp before General Patton’s troops freed him

at Nov 26, 2014 11:13 AM

Foster: Executive action on immigration was precedented, right thing to do

Originally published in the Houston Chronicle.

President Barack Obama's Thursday night announcement constitutes historic, sweeping and necessary action to not only do what is the right and humanitarian thing for the potential beneficiaries, but also what is right for the U.S. and our economy.   Read more »

at Nov 26, 2014 9:51 AM

Texas Education Reforms are Key in Promoting the Middle Skills

Sweeping education reforms passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013 will be a great help to business leaders in Houston as they embark on an unprecedented push to promote “middle skills” jobs.  Those are well-paying jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a degree from a four-year college or university.  It’s estimated that a whopping 40 percent of jobs in the greater

at Nov 25, 2014 5:00 PM

Setting the Record Straight on Joe Straus

Another hugely successful season for Republicans is behind us, which gives us plenty of reasons to unite to accomplish even more. Unfortunately, a coordinated, professional smear machine is having none of it, and another faux Speaker’s race has begun.

The machine responsible for these Speaker “races” incites followers with half-truths, distortions and lies. The behavior of the incited is anything but civil. Supporters of Speaker Straus, including those who are not even elected officials, have been the subject of threats, intimidation and character assassination. Will our offices be vandalized or burglarized again as they have multiple times during previous “races?”   Read more »

at Nov 25, 2014 1:01 PM

Is the Republican Delegation of the State of Texas for Sale?

"You were bought with a price." 1 Corinthians 6:20

We all were, if you are a Christian. Jesus paid the ransom for our sin with his own blood so that we could have eternal life. Pretty hefty price, if you ask me.

One could say that our delegation of Texas State Representatives have been bought with a price, too. Not one as noble as the price that Christ paid for our sins. What I'm talking about here is their vote for the Texas Speaker of the House, bought and paid for by current Speaker of the House, Joe Straus. Follow the money, especially all the lobbyist money Straus distributes with strong strings attached.   Read more »

at Nov 25, 2014 11:45 AM

House Lawsuit Against Obamacare

On Friday, the House of Representatives officially filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for its unprecedented overreach. The lawsuit specifically challenges two facets of Obamacare: the two unlawful delays of the employer mandate, and the insurance subsidies the government hands out outside of the congressional appropriations process.

The Administration is “enforcing” rules that Congress didn’t include in the law – in fact, they’re acting outside of the law entirely. The lawyer taking our case, Jonathan Turley, summed up

at Nov 25, 2014 9:31 AM


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