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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...

Monday on the Senate Floor, I urged his Democrat colleagues to ignore the pressure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and special-interest groups to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Texas is the proud home of more than 170,000 servicemembers and roughly 1.5 million veterans. Within our state’s borders lies Military City, USA – also known as San Antonio – and many military installations, large and small...
I was disappointed the House did not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon. While I wasn’t happy with some aspects of this bill, I believed it was the best option we had for actually repealing Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – has been one failed promise after another. The fact is, this law has hurt far more Americans than it has helped.
In a recent article on their website, Empower Texans claims that Texas Alliance for Life opposed a bill to ban the most common method of second trimester abortion, Senate Bill 415, claiming that we “sided with pro-abortion...
On the third day of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing, I on the Senate Floor highlighted the support Judge Gorsuch has received from both sides of the aisle and the shifting reasons Democrats have offered to oppose...
Last week Cato published a new immigration research and policy brief called “Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin” that estimates the illegal immigrant incarceration rate—a subject lo...
The US Department of Homeland Security said it stood "in solidarity alongside our friends in the United Kingdom in condemning the terrible attack at parliament today".
The U.S. military expects another North Korean missile launch in the next several days, American defense officials said Tuesday.The officials said the U.S. has increased its surveillance over the isolated, communist country...
As Americans across the country are finishing up filing their tax returns, I reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act (H.R. 1599). The two-page bill does just as it sounds – it would prohibit...
A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout...
China is illegally imprisoning an American citizen, Mrs. Sandy PhanGillis. March 19 marked the 2-year anniversary since Sandy illegally was incarcerated by the Chinese Government. 
House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote.
British police on Thursday identified the lone attacker accused of carrying out a deadly knife and vehicle rampage as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British citizen who had a criminal record but was not suspected of plotting...
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.
How about this:Harvard University has released a guide to so-called fake news. That guide links to a lengthy list of offending websites, which includes TomWoods.com.
On March 20th, I introduced H.R. 1600 the Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017. This legislation would make the veterans tax credit permanent and make it easier for employers to take advantage of it.
Incorrigible little Kim and his minions are rattling their sabers once again. While U.S.-South Korean exercises were underway, North Korea launched four land-based missiles. The missiles traveled over 600 miles. North Korean...
Federal authorities arrested former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman on charges of using contributions intended for a non-profit in his political campaign. He is also accused of making false statements in an effort to cover...

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