Each year my heart seems to focus upon a different meaning of Christmas.  This year, my heart is focused specifically upon one fact: More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus came to this world in bodily form and in only three years...
Heidi and I wish a very Happy Chanukah to the Jewish people. This holiday is a time to commemorate the heroic revolt that triumphed over repression, restoring religious freedom and leading to the rededication of the Second...
President-elect Donald Trump named Republican National Committee official Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, filling what is likely to be a challenging position given Trump’s sometimes hostile relationship with the...
So-called “fake news” on Facebook is getting a lot of attention.My greatest annoyance on Facebook?Dumb opinions.
A professor of finance at the University of Houston’s Victoria Campus pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally transferring money from synthetic marijuana sales out of the country.
Our bold Blueprint for tax reform takes historic action to unleash job creation and economic growth in America. One of the most pro-growth features is that we’re finally going to end the self-imposed “Made in America” tax on...
The 114th Congress passed several bills that are now law to protect American interests at home and abroad, including legislation to help boost our nation’s defenses against cyberattacks, ensure the men and women in our...
The name Sam Rayburn of Texas is well known to this House. It can be found identifying portraits and busts just outside this chamber. It is the namesake of meeting rooms and offices throughout the Capitol complex. I, along...
With Russia to its north looking to reestablish its empire and terrorists to its south bent on creating an Islamic caliphate, Turkey should have every reason to look west. But under the reign of President Erdogan, Turkey has...
President-elect Donald Trump's drive to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers....
The United States on Friday abstained as the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution — vigorously opposed by President-elect Donald Trump and the government of Israel — that criticizes Israeli settlement...
During the 114th Congress, key laws were enacted to help return education decisions to parents and local communities, including the first major reforms to the education system in more than a decade, and reauthorizing and...
The House Ways and Means Committee today released new information in an addendum to a joint report, “Joint Congressional Investigative Report into the Source of Funding for the ACA’s Cost Sharing Reduction Program,” released...
One of the things President-elect Donald Trump did not stress during his successful campaign for the White House is the need for those who are out of work to be trained for new careers. In fact, it is difficult to find any...
During the 114th Congress, several pieces of legislation became law to help Texas farmers, ranchers and small businesses sell their goods to international customers and improve the flow of commerce across our borders:
Islamic State officials in recent months have urged supporters to carry out attacks in Germany by any means — including using nontraditional weapons such as trucks — with the aim of creating an anti-Muslim backlash in ­...
Attorney General Loretta Lynch admits the obvious. She shouldn’t have participated in the orchestrated clandestine tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton.Whew! Now that’s off her chest.Are we supposed to think differently about...
Germany was the victim of a suspected terrorist attack after a lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin.At least nine people were killed and more than 50 were injured after the vehicle mounted the pavement.A man...
During the 114th Congress several important pieces of legislation were passed into law that will help support those who protect our communities, including bills to expand active shooter training, increase resources for...
Last week, we saw the 114th Congress come to a close, and I’m glad to report, it was not without an important success that gives us strong footing for the next Congress to make even further advances that will strengthen jobs...

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