Service Academies Forum for North Texans

On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas middle and high school students, and their parents, interested in learning more about the U.S. Service Academies. Read more »

Jordan Britten: More Information on College Student Found Dead on South Padre Island


The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called “suspicious” by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in a marshy area between Schlitterbahn and Chapel by the Sea. Authorities said the location was directly across the road from Dirty Al’s. Read more »

Futility & Feeding Tubes in Texas: Can We End the End-of-Life Impasse?

"Can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes?"


The question is, can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes? Read more »

The Federal School Food Police


My mother makes wonderful double-chocolate brownies . As a kid, I would take them to school , and the PTA would sell them in the school bake sale to raise money for projects like uniforms for the school band and cheerleaders.

When our four kids were in school, they would take brownies for school bake sales as well. And now my grandkids can still use their great-grandmother's brownie recipe for school bake sales. Read more »

Cut Spending, Reduce the Deficit, Balance the Budget

Texas lawmaker votes in favor of ‘A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America’

For the sixth year in a row, President Obama has handed Congress a tax-and-spend, big-government budget that never balances. It ignores our growing national debt and punishes hard-working taxpayers. Read more »

Repealing, Replacing SGR a Win for Docs, Patients, Taxpayers

I issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), which repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replaces it with a long-term solution to Medicare repayment: Read more »

Why Is Greenland Called Greenland?...And Other Inconvenient Questions

Greenpeace Founder Patrick Moore Denies Man-Caused Climate Change

Greenpeace Founder Patrick Moore denies man-caused climate change. This is not a climate change “hater” or “denier” or an “anti-environmentalist”. This is a reasoned, experienced environmentalist and scientist that is simply saying, “The scientific proof that humans are causing climate change simply does not exist.”

Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion


Wednesday the Army confirmed what we have suspected all along: the Administration’s claims that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction could not be further from the truth. He served with distinction– that of being a deserter – but certainly not with honor. Read more »

Congressman Smith Subpoenas EPA, Announces Regulation Roundtable with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller


Yesterday, I announced I am subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have led recent efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the EPA, fight costly new EPA ozone regs, and put a check on the agency’s plans for sweeping new water rules. Read more »

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Heads To Texas Border with Abbott

Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour on Friday that will include a stop in Houston on Saturday where he and Gov. Abbott will speak on the same stage at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Read more »


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