‘8th Wonder’ Astrodome Set to Wow Again

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Harris County announced plans on Tuesday to move forward with a plan to renovate Houston’s “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Astrodome.

The project will begin with a planned 1,400 space indoor parking facility.

The Federal Budget Made Simple

Oh boy, it’s budget time. Media outlets, special interest groups and yes, even politicians who know better, love confusing the public about the year-end budget battles in Washington.

Here’s a primer so you can tell the facts from fiction.

President Obama Vetoes Support for 9/11 Victim Families

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Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, our country was instantly transformed. Three thousand Americans and people from other nations were murdered at the hands of evil, malicious terrorists.

A few weeks ago Congress granted the families of these victims their basic right under the Constitution of the U.S., to their day in court, the right to sue the perpetrators. President Obama disagrees. He vetoed the bill.

Call for FBI to Reopen Clinton Investigation

At today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing titled Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I questioned Director Comey and described several recent developments that would justify a reopening of the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s privat

Dutch probe: Missile brought from Russia downed Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine

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Questioning Mylan on the Rising Price of EpiPens

Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate the massive increase in the price of EpiPens. Drug pricing is overly complex and in the last few years we have seen several examples of companies purchasing drugs and driving the prices up dramatically to increase profits. When Mylan aquired the EpiPen several years ago it cost around $100 for a pair of EpiPens (one dose).

Democrats Pushing Country Towards Shutdown for Political Gain

Zika posterToday on the Senate floor, I discussed the latest bill to responsibly fund the government and provide $1.1 billion in anti-Zika funding for states like Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the speech can be found here.

Tuesdays in Texas: Richard King

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Richard King is one of the many faces who shaped the ethics of hard work and endurance that define Texan values. He is the founder of King Ranch, but started his career as a river man, steamboat businessman, and later a livestock capitalist. He was born in New York City in 1824 to a poor Irish family. At only nine years old, Richard was indentured to a jeweler. However, he soon escaped as a stowaway on the Desdemona, a massive ship headed to Alabama.

3 Men Indicted for Attempted Assassination of Texas Judge, Says FBI

A federal indictment has been unsealed in connection with the attempted assassination of Texas District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November 2015.

Protecting Refugees: Camp Liberty

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An estimated 1,200 Iranian dissidents remain in Camp Liberty in Iraq at the mercies of the proIranian government in Baghdad. These refugees, mainly members of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (otherwise known as the MEK) are unarmed, innocent people who have been forced to flee their homes because of their opposition to the tyrannical theocratic regime in Tehran.

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