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Preventing an Internet Tax on Americans

During the recent House debate on H.R.3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PIFTA), I went to the House floor to argue my support of Internet Tax Freedom.

I’m a believer in what the power of a free internet means for America – and for the world.

Because of our commitment to keeping Internet access largely unencumbered by taxes and government control, we have created something really amazing – a dynamic market for goods, services, and most importantly, ideas.   Read more »

at Aug 7, 2014 11:00 AM

Elizabeth Warren gains ground on Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton may suffer Election Disappointment 2.o, and might have to remain in the ranks of the “dead broke.”

In what looks like a replay of the 2008 election, Hillary Clinton will likely get a challenger, and again it will come at the behest of the Kennedy’s. In 2008, Teddy and Caroline Kennedy backed the completely obscure Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton, and it’s happening again.

at Aug 7, 2014 9:56 AM

Upcoming Veterans Summit in Victoria, Texas

I will be hosting the 2014 Victoria Veterans Summit at the University of Houston – Victoria from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Representatives from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and other veterans support groups will be on hand to provide important information regarding

at Aug 6, 2014 4:47 PM

The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition to immigration reform in the United States “is a very visceral reaction to what America should be about.” According to conservative opponents of immigration reform, immigrants will change America.   Read more »

at Aug 6, 2014 1:33 PM

Obama Backs Corporate Welfare

To most Americans, the words "Export-Import Bank" don't mean very much. The DC insiders, cozy with international corporate interests putting taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, want to keep it that way, too.

The Export-Import Bank is big businesses' big-government bank backed by U.S. taxpayers.

at Aug 6, 2014 10:50 AM

Elon Musk's Aerospace Startup, SpaceX, Finalizes Brownsville as its New Location to Build Spaceport

Brownsville, Texas has officially landed the spot as the place Elon Musk's startup company, SpaceX, will build its new spaceport. This is great news for Texas, as it has potential to bring in up to 1,000 new jobs. The launch site, spanning 56.5 acres, will launch twelve rockets a year into space, including two Falcon 9 Heavy rockets, which could begin flying as soon as 2015.    Read more »

at Aug 6, 2014 7:58 AM

More Regulation, Less Stability: The Case Of Banking Crises

I talked to Columbia Business School’s Charles Calomiris, who argues that government regulations have had the general effect of making the banking system more, rather than less, crisis prone. We discussed his new book Fragile by Design. Well worth a listen.

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at Aug 5, 2014 6:40 PM

Fixing our Broken VA

I’ve shared your anger and frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ neglect of our veterans. This kind of treatment for anyone, and especially those who have sacrificed so much for our nation, is unconscionable. I’ve been keeping you up to date on our work in Congress to hold the VA accountable and to restore timely and effective health care for our nation’s veterans. And now I’m pleased to announce that with my support, Congress has passed a bill to fix the broken VA system. The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 establishes a “Veterans Choice Card” which will allow veterans to

at Aug 5, 2014 12:51 PM

Pelosi Exposed, as are the Democrats

Nancy Pelosi may have staved off age on her face, but when she came “charging” across the House floor to wag her finger at Rep. Tom Marino, she did it at break-neck glacial speed.

In this video you can see Pelosi looks like she’s walking over hot coals.   Read more »

at Aug 5, 2014 10:11 AM

Congressman Johnson Introduces Bill to Combat Disability Fraud

Last week, I introduced the Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014, to combat fraud in the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program and better protect taxpayers and beneficiaries.

Every worker in America pays a portion of their hard-earned wages into the Social Security Disability Insurance program for promised benefits if he or she becomes too disabled to work.   Read more »

at Aug 5, 2014 7:38 AM


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