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Nominating Students to Military Academies

For high school students who’d like to follow the footsteps of these heroes, I’d like to point out one of the many ways you can serve our nation. We have five service academies that that teach young students like you the honor, discipline, strategy, and bravery of serving as an officer in the U.S. military: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.   Read more »

at Oct 7, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2014 Approved in Committee

Recently, a bill I co-authored, H.R. 5229, the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2014, was approved by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will likely appear on the House Floor in November for final votes.

The bill will grant paid leave for first year federal employees who have a 30% or more service related disability. Currently, new federal employees do not have medical leave during their first year of civilian government employees.

at Oct 7, 2014 2:22 PM
       

“Pro-Life Hero” Attacked From the Right After Saying MQ Sullivan Should Register as a Lobbyist

This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report.

After publicly taking a stand against Midland oilman Tim Dunn’s spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan for failing to register as a lobbyist, pro-life activist Joe Pojman finds himself under attack by what he described as “dark information.”   Read more »

at Oct 7, 2014 8:37 AM
       

Ebola vomit washed down the sewer

The Fed likes to report good news. Whether it’s interest rates, unemployment rates, housing start, whatever, it’s never bad news. Even when it’s bad news, the spin will be that everything is under control. The same is true with Ebola.

No need to rehash that Obama said Ebola would not hit America’s shores, he has the border PROTECTED!   Read more »

at Oct 6, 2014 6:16 PM
       

The Bad Economics Of The Minimum Wage And The Fast Food Protests

This week I spoke to Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Economics 21 about the economics of the minimum wage and specifically about who was behind the fast-food protests. Do people spontaneously strike for 100% wage increases?

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at Oct 6, 2014 3:40 PM
       

Breitbart Exclusive: CPS Complaint Filed Against Texas Judge Over Daughter and Potential Ebola Exposure

DALLAS, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has learned a complaint was filed with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, also known as CPS. The complaint was filed on Sunday morning by a concerned Dallas citizen who had read about Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins going into the apartment where Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, lived while he was sick. Jenkins was in the apartment with four people who had been directly exposed by Duncan to the Ebola virus.

at Oct 6, 2014 1:20 PM
       

A Tour Around Brooks County and the Texas Border

Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled around the Second District to visit with constituents and hear your thoughts and concerns about what’s going on around the world. I also traveled to Brooks County last week to speak directly with local law enforcement and ranchers to get an update on the continuing crisis at our southern border.   Read more »

at Oct 6, 2014 9:57 AM
       

The Latest Information on the Texas Ebola Case

This week the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas in Dallas, TX. Before the news broke publicly, I had the chance to speak with the Director of the Centers for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Frieden, regarding the background of the patient, the strategy to contain the disease, and the methods they plan on using to prevent additional infections.   Read more »

at Oct 5, 2014 8:28 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Demands Answers on Ebola Screening Procedures

Friday I wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the U.S. following this week’s first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas:

Full text of the letter is below.

October 3, 2014

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20229

Dear Commissioner Kerlikowske:   Read more »

at Oct 4, 2014 11:52 PM
       

Congressman Neugebauer Hosts South Plains Honor Flight at U.S. Capitol

It was a real blessing for me and Dana to be in the company of so many of our Texas veterans this morning, and a true honor to show so many of these heroes and their family and friends around their U.S. Capitol. This group included many members of the “Greatest Generation” and their stories continue to provide unmatchable inspiration that we must never forget. May God continue to bless all of our veterans and those who continue to wear the uniform in defense of our freedom today.

The Texas South Plains Honor Flight hosts and sponsors area veterans on an annual trip to Washington, DC at no cost to the veteran.   Read more »

at Oct 3, 2014 4:48 PM
       

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