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House Passes Neugebauer Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill to Protect Taxpayers and Help the Economy

Today the House passed H.R. 26, my bill to reform the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) by increasing taxpayer protections.

The American people are tired of writing blank checks to bailout Washington. Today’s reform bill shifts more of the terrorism insurance risk away from hardworking taxpayers and encourages greater private sector insurance participation. Furthermore, under this legislation,

at Jan 8, 2015 7:04 AM

New Congress Set to Start with a Vote on Windstorm Bill

Tomorrow, Congress opens a new legislative session. I am truly honored and humbled to represent the 19th District of Texas and to bring the values of West Texas and Big Country to Washington. Our newly elected Republican majorities in the House and the Senate will hit the ground running to work together to get America back on track. With this new political landscape, we will have greater

at Jan 6, 2015 5:22 PM

Congressman Turner on Gruber: This was an Active Case of Deception

Editor's note: Gretchen Carlson speaks to Congressman Turner who was in the Oversight and Government Reform hearing today. Gruber dodged all kinds of questions, including whether Obamacare is actually a tax and how crafty he said the administration was to sell it to the American people.

Click here for the full video of the questioning at today’s Oversight and Government Reform hearing.   Read more »

at Dec 9, 2014 5:03 PM

Bill Filed to Crack Down on Worker Misclassification in Texas Construction Industry

Far too often, construction companies cheat taxpayers and their workers by pretending their employees are independent subcontractors when, by law, they should be paid as employees. It’s a practice known as worker misclassification. Some ethical contractors have called it a “cancer that is eating at the heart of our industry.”

If a person is paid as a subcontractor, that individual is on the hook for payroll taxes and benefits like health insurance. When they’re injured, uninsured workers are often dropped off at county hospitals and the rest of us end up paying more in health costs and local property taxes.   Read more »

at Dec 8, 2014 3:41 PM

Remembering Pearl Harbor

It was a bright Sunday morning in the islands of Hawaii. America was at peace and unprepared for war. Soon the rising sun was darkened by hundreds of Japanese planes as they strafed and bombed Pearl Harbor. The American battle ships were sunk. Over 2,400 United States military were killed. Most of the United States aircraft was destroyed while still sitting on the ground. It was December 7, 1941.   Read more »

at Dec 7, 2014 5:58 PM

Congressman Smith Supports Tax Relief for Texans

Today I voted in support of a package of tax measures, H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, that will prevent $45 Billion in tax increases from going into effect for the 2014 tax season. The package will mean relief for every one in six taxpayers.

As the steward of taxpayer dollars, Congress should always seek to return as much as possible to taxpayer’s pockets.

at Dec 4, 2014 4:54 PM

A Plan for the New Majority

I’m excited at the prospects for the next two years. The recent election has brought about a historic change in Washington, increasing our Republican majority in the House and creating a new Republican majority in the Senate. With these majorities we’ll be able to place legislation on the President’s desk which will put American’s back to work, increase energy production, take care of our veterans, end Obamacare, and secure our border.   Read more »

at Nov 17, 2014 3:02 PM

So Who Does Congressman Culberson Represent: Constituents or Colleagues?

"Working in Congress is like standing under Niagara Falls"-John Culberson (R) Texas said repeatedly during a town hall meeting on September 22, 2014

Really? Sounds like a problem to me. The button on the pants of the federal government has officially shot off into the atmosphere as the bloat and the sheer girth of government has increased to sizes previously unknown. Houston, we have a problem.

Thankfully we have John Culberson fearlessly representing the good folks of Congressional District 7! Um, scratch that. Thankfully we have John Culberson representing the good folks of Congressional District 7!

at Sep 27, 2014 6:44 AM

Obama: Order and Progress Can Only Come When Individuals Surrender Their Rights to an All-Powerful Sovereign

This is a good article about the statement in the title which Obama made and then qualified his intention in it.

There was controversy over whether sharp reactions had taken the statement out of context.  I suspect that, as is typical, Obama was trying to appear on different sides of the matter for different audiences. This article proposes that Obama tried to disown the straightforward

at Sep 12, 2014 7:58 AM

Preventing an Internet Tax on Americans

During the recent House debate on H.R.3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PIFTA), I went to the House floor to argue my support of Internet Tax Freedom.

I’m a believer in what the power of a free internet means for America – and for the world.

Because of our commitment to keeping Internet access largely unencumbered by taxes and government control, we have created something really amazing – a dynamic market for goods, services, and most importantly, ideas.   Read more »

at Aug 7, 2014 11:00 AM


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