Ted Poe

Ever since she was a little girl, Silvana loved to play hockey. In her Massachusetts hometown, hockey was more of a way of life than just a sport.
Yesterday, I applauded the passage of H.R. 425, the Foreign Terrorist Organization Passport Revocation Act through the House of Representatives. This legislation authorizes the revocation or denial of passports (and passport...
It’s no secret that our tax system is outdated, overly complicated, and full of loopholes, and anyone in Washington can tell you that tax reform – especially bipartisan tax reform – isn’t easy. 
I am a lawyer, like many of our members on the Judiciary Committee. I served as a prosecutor and as a judge, and we have a lot of those legal beagles on our Judiciary Committee.
It is the seventh game of the American League Championship Series. After being down three games to two, the Astros, who dedicated their season to the people of Houston, had tied the ALCS three to three against the powerful...
Graduating from high school and going to college is an important goal for many, many American teenagers. College offers the promise of an education, new friends, and new experiences. 
As the band played the latest country western song, gunfire erupted from the 32nd floor window across the street. Twenty minutes later, when the shots stopped and the smoke cleared, 59 people were murdered and over 520 were...
Undaunted by the massive 50 inches of hammering rains and devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Texans quickly volunteered to help other water-soaked neighbors.
As Hurricane Harvey rampaged across Texas, the heavens opened up and 50 inches of rain hammered down on the Houston area.
President Trump’s Afghanistan speech on Monday night was a rude awakening for Islamabad. Those in the Pakistani military and intelligence services who thought they could keep betraying the United States while accepting...
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and I recently announced our bipartisan push to amend and improve the USA Liberty Act, to ensure that the bill adequately reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program:
Governments, militaries, and civilizations sometimes ignore history to justify their actions against individuals. A bit of history is important here.When the British controlled the Colonies, they heavily taxed the Colonies....
Reps. Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA), Beto O’Rourke, (D-TX), Justin Amash (R-MI) and I introduced the USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans,...
Officer Floyd East, Jr., of the Texas Tech Police Department recently responded to a routine student welfare check at the dormitory. Callers reported a 19- year-old individual named Hollis Daniels, who was acting erratically...
For years, Lynda could not bring herself to speak about her past turmoil and nightmares. Lynda is finally telling about her tortured life.When she was 16, two neighborhood boys drugged and sexually assaulted her. Highly...
Yesterday, I, along with Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), filed H.R.
As Hurricane Harvey’s hammering floodwaters crept closer and closer to their home, Annie and her husband, Gary, became nervously anxious because, you see, Annie was pregnant and needed to get to the hospital.
The country is recovering from natural disasters that are taking place all over our land: on the West Coast and the Northwest, we have the wildfires; over the weekend, we had Hurricane Irma going through Florida, now through...
Yesterday,  I voted in support of the $7.85 billion emergency supplemental appropriations package for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The House passed H.Res. 502, Making Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief, by a...
Yesterday I issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Barcelona terrorist attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, killing over 13 people and injuring 80 more. Details are still developing.

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