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Congressman Turner Protects Student Employees Introduces Bill Exempting Students from Burdensome ObamaCare Requirement

Following reports that students throughout the country are losing their jobs and having their hours restricted because of an ObamaCare requirement, I introduced the Student Job Protection Act.

ObamaCare requires certain employers to provide health insurance to employees working 30 hours or more a week or pay a tax.   Read more »

at Aug 15, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Congressman Lamar Smith Hosts Live Downlink with the International Space Station

Space inspires future generations to dream big and work hard. Many Americans remember where they were 45 years ago when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The first foot prints on the moon’s surface were made by Americans.

As Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I recently hosted a special live downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).   Read more »

at Aug 8, 2014 4:50 PM
       

We Will Not Conform: Portrait of a Home School Family

We will not conform. We will not conform. We will not conform. No, it isn't a chant or a mantra. It's a statement of fact. Something that we as grassroots activists should be used to by now. How about another group of folks who could be considered full-time protesters? Another group of people who might be used to not conforming for even longer than the tea party groups have been around.

at Jul 23, 2014 4:08 PM
       

Simplifying the Tax Code for Families

As a parent and grandparent, I know there’s nothing more rewarding than building a family. But I also know having kids can come at a high cost. This week, the House will vote on two bills to streamline our current tax code to reduce the cost of starting a family and sending your kids to college. The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 adjusts the child tax credit to account for recent inflation and eliminates our current tax code’s marriage penalty

at Jul 22, 2014 5:21 PM
       

Common Core FAQs - Your Questions Answered

The Common Core. Now that we've established that you have heard of it before, let's go a little deeper into the topic. We've all heard that our education system is broken, right? Then, one would assume that Common Core would attempt to be the solution to the problem.

Since we're talking about solutions here, we would also assume that the Common Core would help improve critical thinking and problem solving skills.

at Jul 21, 2014 2:17 PM
       

We Will Not Conform LIVE: Making Common Core History-A Glenn Beck Event

Heard of Common Core? I'll bet you have. Heard of Glenn Beck? Two for two; not bad! How about the upcoming event that's being put together by Glenn Beck about Common Core? No? Well, stay tuned and I'll give you all the deets!

Next Tuesday, July 22nd in Dallas, Glenn Beck along with Freedomworks, which is a group I'm sure you've also heard of before, are teaming up to put on an event called

at Jul 17, 2014 8:06 AM
       

Congressman Smith STEM Bill Clears House

The House of Representatives approved the STEM Education Act of 2014 (H.R. 5031). The STEM Education Act of 2014 strengthens ongoing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education efforts and ensures computer science is included in these efforts.

We need to ensure that young adults have the scientific and mathematical skills to strive and thrive in a technology-based economy. But we have to capture and hold the desire of our nation’s youth to study science and engineering so they will want to pursue these careers.

at Jul 15, 2014 3:30 PM
       

College Board Rewrites U.S. History

Ken Mercer
Member: Texas State Board of Education (*)
Former Member: Texas House of Representatives (*)

"A rock-solid conservative
with rock-solid Texas family values!"
(*) for identification purposes only
Friends of Ken Mercer P.O. Box 781301 San Antonio, Texas
78278-1301   Read more »

at Jul 8, 2014 4:21 PM
       

So, What Do You Think? Ben Carson For President?

Dr. Ben Carson is the antithesis of Barack Obama, which is to say, Dr. Carson is logical and competent. He doesn’t just work on brains, he actually USES his!

Dr. Carson make a lot of sense, and that vexes the Left.

Only the frivolous Left would argue that their policies have led to utter destruction of the black community, with the larger community on life support.   Read more »

at Jul 7, 2014 2:42 PM
       

Congressman Culberson Helps Secure Funding for Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The bill funds critical national security needs, military operations abroad, and quality-of-life programs for active duty service members and their families.

Additionally, the bill provides $350,972,000 for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense program. The Iron Dome system

at Jun 18, 2014 1:58 PM
       

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