House Passage of Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act


Last week I voted in support of H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. This bill seeks to hold Iran accountable by requiring it to pay court-ordered compensation to victims of its state-sponsored terrorist attacks before the United States lifts any sanctions. The House passed the bill 251-173. Read more »

Late passenger arrested after 'phoning in bomb threat so he wouldn't miss his flight'

Congressman Ted Poe Meets with President of Georgia


As the new co-chairman of the Georgian Caucus, it was an honor and privilege to welcome President Margvelashvili and members of the Georgian Parliament to the U.S. Congress. Georgia is a strong and important ally of the United States, and our two nations could have an even stronger partnership if Georgia was admitted into NATO and the European Union. Read more »

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step down at end of year

September Unemployment Report


Today’s disappointing jobs report shows that the so-called recovery over the last six years continues to be hampered by President Obama's big government liberal policies. Real, sustainable economic growth can only be led by the free market, not by Washington. America's families and small businesses deserve better. Read more »

The GOP Foreign Policy Debate

Jeb Bush's big moment at the last debate came when he reminded Donald Trump that his brother kept America safe. This line received applause but what Bush, or for that matter, Rubio and others, have failed to do is explain why George Bush kept us safer. Read more »

13 Killed in Shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College

Defending America is a Sacred Responsibility


National security is a top concern for many Americans. In today’s world, we are constantly reminded of the need to maintain a strong military in the hopes that we will never have to use it. Congress has a sacred responsibility to provide for our nation’s defense. We must never forget the sacrifices those who serve make to protect our freedom. Today I voted to ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need. Read more »

Pope Francis on Immigration


Pope Francis asked all Catholics to pray for those “who seek a home where they can live without fear” but went further by actually praising those who help refugees. Read more »

Justice Has Been Slow for Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent


The trial of the two men accused of murdering U.S. Border Patrol Brian Terry has been a long time coming. During the nearly five years since his murder, Terry’s family has been forced to endure unimaginable frustration, pain and other indignities from the federal government he swore an oath to serve and protect. Read more »


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