House Republicans Unveil Bold Agenda to Restore Balance of Powers, Reassert Congress' Unique Constitutional Role


I released the following statement regarding the Article I Task Force’s bold agenda to restore the balance of powers and reassert Congress’ unique constitutional role.

Fighting Back Against Government Overregulation

Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment, authored by Representative Steven Palazzo (MS-04) and I, during consideration of the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment bill, which prevents the Department of Interior from using any funds to implement the burdensome Air Quality Control Rule until after studies have proven that it is necessary.

Bretagne: A K-9 Hero


Heroes and servants of our country come in all shapes and sizes. Sept. 11, 2001 is one of those days that will live in infamy. The shameful attack of that morning, as President Bush noted in his address, was meant to frighten our nation. But we did not descend into chaos and retreat.

Video: Plane Falls From Sky Into Houston Parking Lot


Newly released security video captures the moment a plane falls from the sky and smashes a parked car in the parking lot of a local business. The single-engine plane crashed after failing to make a second landing attempt at Houston’s Hobby Airport on Thursday.

I Sat Through Total Crap in the Disney Hall of Presidents


The best thing I can say about Disney’s Hall of Presidents is that it’s air conditioned.

On a hot day a couple weeks ago when I was in town to speak at the Libertarian convention, we spent a day at Disney. (No kids this time.)

I knew the Hall of Presidents would be horrifying, but the show was starting just as we walked by, and it was a hot day, so I figured what the heck.

Zero Tolerance for Rape

Two Stanford students were biking one night when they noticed a half naked woman lying motionless behind a dumpster with a male student on top of her. When they confronted the attacker, the man took off in the darkness of the night. The Good Samaritans were able to catch the coward and knock him to the ground.

After Orlando, More Counter-Terrorism Measures Needed to Defeat ISIS


I know the country is in shock and still trying to evaluate as we continue to learn from the FBI's investigation more about the terrorist attack in Orlando, one that killed almost 50 people and, of course, left dozens injured. According to the latest reports, one of the victims was Frank Escalante from Weslaco, Texas. My heart goes out to Frank and his family and friends, and all those others who lost loved ones early Sunday morning.

The Orlando Massacre and Foreign Policy


The Orlando massacre simply reinforces what we already know but won’t acknowledge, we are dealing with an enemy who hides among us fueled by a hateful ideology. Folks trotted out the usual post-massacre talking points about gun control and moratorium of Muslim immigration into this country, but mass shootings have occurred in France, where gun control is far stricter than here and Omar Mateen was a United States citizen born here.

Sky Pirates: Rule of Law is Blow’n In The Wind


Is wind turbine electricity even “green”? A number of very credible studies, according to Forbes Magazine, asserts that the actual costs of generating wind power is three times the cost of using natural gas to make the same amount of power.

We’ve Had Enough: The #PulseNightclub Murders and American Muslims


It’s Ramadan, which for most Muslims means a month of fasting, reflection and prayer. After putting my last meal down, at about 3:30 Sunday morning, I thought I’d sleep in a little bit just because it was Sunday.


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