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Congressman Sam Johnson to host U.S. Service Academy Information Forum

On Saturday, September 6th, I am inviting Third District students and their families to attend the annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum to learn more about the selection process and application requirements for our nations’ service academies.

The FREE information session will take place in the Conference Center of the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus, located at 9700 Wayne Blvd. in Frisco. Students interested in seeking nomination

at Aug 27, 2014 2:19 PM
       

George Will: IRS is 'off the rails' and 'corrupted'

George Will, president of Judicial Watch, sat down with Bret Baier Tuesday to discuss the corrupt IRS. The lawyers for the Department of Justice have admitted that the "missing" Lois Lerner emails would be "too onerous" to retrieve.

I can just hardly wait until the IRS lawyers go into that courtroom and tell the judge it would be too onerous to stop obstructing justice in this case.   Read more »

at Aug 27, 2014 11:56 AM
       

Celebrating 60 Years of the C-130

Sixty years ago Saturday, the first C-130 “Hercules” took off in Burbank, California. Since 1954, Lockheed Martin has created more than 2500 of the planes, and more than half of those are still in operation.

The “Hercules” is a durable yet versatile plane that kept U.S. airmen safe in Vietnam, and continues to serve us through humanitarian relief missions. It’s truly an impressive machine. We’re proud in Texas’ 19th District to be home to the 317th Airlift Group, which is the largest

at Aug 27, 2014 9:52 AM
       

The Administration is Waffling on Threat of ISIS

I think what the Administration needs to do is come forward with a plan.

Right now, they have no coordinated plan. We have no stated goals and objectives.

The Administration has made inconsistent statements as to whether or not even they see ISIS as a threat to the West or the United States.

British Prime Minister Cameron has clearly stated ISIS is a threat to the West.   Read more »

at Aug 26, 2014 5:09 PM
       

Keeping the Focus At Home

On Monday, August 4, 2014 I began my town hall tour of the 27th Congressional District. Over the span of four days I met with people from across the district to answer questions and to hear what you had to say. My staff and I began the journey in Rockport then on to Corpus Christi, Bay City, Wharton, El Campo, Hallettsville, Bastrop, Gonzales, and Victoria. We have another free town hall August 29th at the Aransas Pass

at Aug 26, 2014 4:14 PM
       

An Explanation of the Iraqi Conflict and the Role of the Islamic State

Violence is escalating in Iraq, and I don’t see an end in sight. The situation is unfolding fast, so I want to take a minute to explain the root of the current Iraq conflict and give you the most up-to-date facts on the situation as I received them from the House Armed Services Committee.   Read more »

at Aug 26, 2014 1:17 PM
       

Ferguson: A Libertarian View (Will Grigg On The Tom Woods Show)

Will Grigg, an outstanding writer and journalist on police and civil liberties issues (and much else), joined me the other day to give a libertarian overview of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Have a listen!

Get a commute-sized portion of liberty education Monday through Friday by subscribing to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss an episode! (I don’t post them all to YouTube.)

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at Aug 26, 2014 8:57 AM
       

The Red Tape Cutters

As your representative in Congress, one of my jobs is helping you deal with the government. I want to make sure you are aware that I have Red Tape Cutters in my district offices working to help you.

First, I’d like to share with you a success story. Last year, a local veteran came to us seeking help with his disability claim. He is a retired member of the Army Reserve with severe disabilities which prevent him from working. We did an initial inquiry and sent him an interim letter in early 2014.

at Aug 25, 2014 7:33 PM
       

No More Boots On The Ground In Iraq Or Syria

Has not enough American blood been shed in the Middle East already without the hoped for results? Let’s stop and think about why the culture of the Middle East cannot and will not be changed by more American military on the ground.

For centuries the conflict between warring tribes of Sunnis and Shiites have been unrelenting.

Temporary cessations of the fighting has been just that—temporary.   Read more »

at Aug 25, 2014 1:21 PM
       

Come To Me Before You Go Back to School

Does it ever seem to you that God sort of gives you a scripture verse? Something pops into your head and you immediately know that it was from God. Well, that happens to me from time to time and I'm always so thankful when it does. It happened to me again today, and I wanted to share it with you to help others who might need this same verse.   Read more »

at Aug 25, 2014 8:18 AM
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