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Congressman Ted Poe's August Update

I hope y'all are enjoying the last few weeks of summer as August draws to a close and a new school year begins (and of course, a new football season too). This month, I’ve traveled across our district meeting with constituents and hearing about what’s on your minds.

Unsurprisingly, nearly everyone has voiced concerns with the crisis at the border and rightfully so.

at Aug 30, 2014 9:13 AM
       

Meeting with National Utility Contractors Association

On Tuesday I met with representatives from the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) to talk about the importance of improving conditions in underground infrastructures across the United States. We also discussed the negative effects of burdensome regulations to which member companies are subject and how these regulations are hindering their growth. I always value listening to the concerns of local members of the business community and discussing my efforts to ensure their businesses can grow and thrive.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 3:55 PM
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How to Thwart the NSA, For Real

What a great conversation with Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center and Off Now, about the Off Now initiative and handbook. Have a listen!

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at Aug 28, 2014 11:21 AM
       

Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom?

The economics literature generally finds a positive, but small, gain in income to native-born populations from immigrants and potentially large gains in world incomes. But immigrants can also impact a recipient nation’s institutions.

A growing empirical literature supports the importance of strong private property rights, a rule of law, and an environment of economic freedom for promoting long run prosperity.   Read more »

at Aug 27, 2014 5:02 PM
       

Keeping the Focus At Home

On Monday, August 4, 2014 I began my town hall tour of the 27th Congressional District. Over the span of four days I met with people from across the district to answer questions and to hear what you had to say. My staff and I began the journey in Rockport then on to Corpus Christi, Bay City, Wharton, El Campo, Hallettsville, Bastrop, Gonzales, and Victoria. We have another free town hall August 29th at the Aransas Pass

at Aug 26, 2014 4:14 PM
       

Joe the Plumber shows brilliance again

One of my best friends is Joe the Plumber, a man made famous for daring to question Liberals’ Baby Black Jesus.

Joe is a friend because he pulls no punches, makes no apologies, but mostly because he DOES WHAT HE SAYS.   Read more »

at Aug 24, 2014 10:27 PM
       

CITI Meeting and Site Visit

Earlier this week, I met with the CITI Executive Team and visited their facility in Irving. I enjoyed learning about their increased presence in the DFW area and their role in employing more than 5,000 North Texans. I also had the opportunity to tour the Security Operations Center, Command Center Operations, and the “HIVE” – the Hub for Innovation, Visualization & Engineering. I was very impressed by their state of the art campus and I am proud to have such a wonderful and innovative company in North Texas.   Read more »

at Aug 23, 2014 9:30 PM
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No, Obama hasn’t Checked Out

Has Obama checked out? This is conventional wisdom, but conventional wisdom is wrong for even many liberals don’t truly understand the guy they helped elect. Obama hasn’t checked out, he has decided to rule America in a totally different fashion, from the executive branch. Obama’s goal is transformation of America, and one way he has transformed America is that he has ignored Congress. The bad news is that Congress has surrendered their role to Obama's executive orders.   Read more »

at Aug 22, 2014 3:53 PM
       

Unleash the Energy Entrepreneurs!

A headline that wind power requires 700 times the land space to produce the same amount of energy than fracked produced natural gas grabbed my attention. This headline sums up the problem with much of the alternative sources of energy: namely the juice equation doesn’t exist when compared to the fossil fuels and shows that we are far from replacing Natural gas, coal or oil when it comes to energy in the next few years   Read more »

at Aug 22, 2014 9:42 AM
       

Stack of 350 Bills Stuck in the Senate

There are currently over 350 bills that have passed the House of Representatives but remain stuck in the Senate. The House has taken action and passed good legislation to address important issues facing our country from energy to job creation, but the process is stalled in the Senate where these bills still sit on Senator Reid’s desk collecting dust. The country’s many issues cannot be addressed if one chamber simply refuses to do its job.   Read more »

at Aug 21, 2014 3:16 PM
       

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