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Another Major Data Breach

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Last Thursday evening, we learned of another major cyberattack and data breach against the United States. The U.S. believes Chinese hackers stole sensitive identity and personal information from as many as four million current and former federal employees. This breach leaves those exposed vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, and raises many more questions. Read more »

TSA Needs a New Strategy

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Republican skepticism of big government bureaucracies has been proven right once again with last week’s revelation that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is performing more like the DMV and the Postal Service than, say, Israeli airport security. Read more »

Texas Woman with Licensed Concealed Handgun Shoots Would-Be Robber

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A would-be robber was flown by air ambulance to the hospital Friday night after being shot by his intended victim. The Houston woman, a holder of a Concealed Handgun License, pulled her gun after being threatened and shot her attacker in the left shoulder. Read more »

Constitution 1, Obama's Spy Agencies 0

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Our civil liberties are constantly under attack. Recently the Associated Press reported that the FBI is flying surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities to capture data on Americans’ cell phones. Read more »

IRS Refuses to Cooperate With Republicans

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In May I joined more than 50 of my colleagues in sending a letter to the IRS to ask them to review the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status after recent reports that the foundation failed to report millions of dollars in grants f Read more »

EPA Report Backs Fracking

Thursday, I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” The assessment shows that “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” Read more »

Sen. Cruz Chairs Judiciary Hearing on Obamacare Subsidies; Obama Administration Officials Refuse to Attend

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On Thursday, I held a hearing in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to examine the Department of Treasury’s rulemaking that has disregarded the text of the law and illegally enab Read more »

Post-Memorial Day Weeping And Seething

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I had started something else, but was forcefully diverted. It will be published after, but I begin this on Memorial Day, 2015. Today on my favorite radio talk-show program, the entire program is set aside for callers memorializing those who died in America’s service. Read more »

Pete Sessions Statement on the May Jobs Report

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While today’s jobs report brings welcome news, I believe we can and must do more to expand our economy and create more good paying, full time jobs. Read more »

Texas National Guardsman Drowns While Saving Children in Floods

A 26-year-veteran of the Texas National Guard died over the Memorial Day weekend while saving his three children and another child from drowning. While the children lived, Sergeant First-Class Joseph Ros had to be dragged unconscious from the water and was unable to be resuscitated. Read more »

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