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Congressman Poe Reintroduces Bill To Expedite LNG Exports

Last week, I introduced H.R. 428, the Export American Natural Gas Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill would expedite the Department of Energy approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. I also introduced this bill in the 113th Congress.

Recent studies, including those commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE), indicate a net economic gain if the DOE allowed more liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. In order for US companies to export LNG,

at Jan 26, 2015 5:00 PM

Congressman Farenthold Introduces legislation to Expand State Highway 44 into I-69

I recently re-introduced legislation that would expand Interstate 69 to include Texas State Highway 44. This bill would designate State Highway 44 as a future segment of I-69, known as the “44 to 69 Act.” Under this legislation, both the city of Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi International Airport would be included in the I-69 interstate highway system.   Read more »

at Jan 26, 2015 1:32 PM

Texas House Panel finds that worker misclassification “compromises free markets” and promotes “lawlessness”

A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems. The practice of worker misclassification happens when an employer intentionally skirts the law by paying workers as independent subcontractors when they meet the legal definition of employees and should be paid as such.   Read more »

at Jan 23, 2015 5:01 PM

Time For President to Listen To The American People, Approve Keystone

It’s ironic in a lot of ways because the President came to the people's House to give his State of the Union speech. That's the House of Representatives. But his speech was anything but ‘for the people.’

At least to my mind, reality wasn’t what was driving the President's remarks. If it was, he would have focused on the biggest concerns that Americans have right now.   Read more »

at Jan 23, 2015 8:44 AM

Allow Highly Skilled Immigration and Boost the Economy

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) just introduced the bipartisan Immigration Innovation Act (I-Squared), which aims to liberalize and expand the immigration system for highly skilled workers.

As virtually all the research shows, attracting more high-skilled immigrants will stimulate economic growth and job creation by boosting innovation and productivity.   Read more »

at Jan 22, 2015 11:43 AM

2015 State of the Union Address (Full Transcript and Video)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.   Read more »

at Jan 21, 2015 10:24 AM

Pete Sessions Responds to the State of the Union Address

For the past six years President Obama has repeated worn out liberal campaign slogans instead of putting forth common sense, realistic solutions to fix our nation’s biggest problems. Tonight’s State of the Union Address was no exception. Instead of focusing on ways to reduce our deficit, reinvigorate our economy, and get hard working Americans back to work,

at Jan 21, 2015 9:18 AM

Senator Cornyn on the President’s Call for Hundreds of Billions in New Taxes, Spending: “Enough is Enough”

Sadly, the President has doubled down on the same agenda, which in his own words was on the ballot this last fall and was soundly rejected. But this agenda and these policies are not only wrong for America today, they're certainly wrong for the America of our future.

Future generations deserve a country that provides them more opportunity than our parents had or than we had.

at Jan 20, 2015 9:58 PM

Growing Our Economy, One Less Regulation at a Time

Helping put a stop to over burdensome regulations that hurt our businesses and hinder job growth is one of my main missions in Congress.

at Jan 20, 2015 9:03 AM

House passes more jobs bills

In the 114th Congress we have reaffirmed our commitment to passing common sense legislation that reduces regulatory burdens, stimulates our economy, and puts more Americans back to work. This week the House has passed two more pieces of legislation that cut through unnecessary red tape and create more jobs for hard working Americans.   Read more »

at Jan 17, 2015 12:46 PM


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