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Article II, Section 3 – Four Words Speak Volumes

Much has been said and little can be added to the criticism of our current president and his unilateral action to legalize many of those here illegally, clearly against the will of Congress and the American people.

Though oft ignored, the Constitution does NOT give him or any other president legislative powers. A quick read of Article II reveals not one iota of such authority. In fact, Section 3 actually reveals that the Founders wanted the president to have NO such powers (such as the tyrant King George had) at all!   Read more »

at Nov 24, 2014 9:42 AM
       

Legislation passed this week in the House of Representatives

This week the House of Representatives acted to pass legislation that would provide much needed reform to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and that would help spur robust job growth in our manufacturing sector.

On Tuesday the House passed H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, to ensure unbiased and balanced participation on the panel that provides the foundation for costly EPA regulations. On Wednesday the House passed H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act, which would require the EPA to base its regulations on science that is available to the public and subject to independent review. These two bills would serve as a critical step

at Nov 21, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Poe Hails Committee Passage Of The Paul Simon Water For The World Act

Today, I issued the following statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee's passage of the Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013.

When we are thirsty, we walk three feet to the nearest faucet or grab a bottle of water out of the fridge. Sadly, in the year 2014, there are over 750 million people without access to clean water. This bill uses taxpayer dollars more efficiently and effectively and makes water the priority it should be in any development discussion.   Read more »

at Nov 21, 2014 12:29 PM
       

House Passes Bill to Usher in New Era of EPA Transparency

The House of Representatives today approved the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012). The legislation requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to base its regulations on data that is public.

Costly environmental regulations should only be based upon data that is available to independent scientists and the public. However, the EPA does not adhere to this practice. Nearly every major air quality regulation from this administration has been justified by data that has been kept secret. This bill requires the EPA to base its decisions on information to which all scientists have access. This will promote sound science and confidence in the EPA decision making process. This bill ensures the transparency and accountability that the American people want and deserve.   Read more »

at Nov 19, 2014 8:12 PM
       

Red Revolution 2014 - Let Freedom Ring

It seems we got the attention of the Democrats and Liberals when America flashed RED on November 4. Some are still in disbelief or in total shock and are responding accordingly. The liberal pundits say this will help Hillary Clinton in her presidential run. I say nothing can help Hillary with all her baggage, Benghazi is way too heavy a bag to dismiss. The NYT editorial claims Republicans won on Negativity.   Read more »

at Nov 18, 2014 1:26 PM
       

Holding the EPA Accountable

With the goals of transparency, accountability, efficiency, and good representation of TX19, I’ve supported the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 for the past nine months as a cosponsor. I voted for its passage through the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in June, and now the entire House of Representatives will get a chance to vote for it when it comes to the floor this week.

It’s a common-sense bill. It requires the EPA to share the data it uses to legitimize regulations. It holds the EPA accountable – making sure they have to use fair and accurate science before they burden the American people with unnecessary hoops to jump through. It will stop the current inefficient

at Nov 18, 2014 10:23 AM
       

Beware of the Federal Food Police

The Federal food police now control what American children are permitted to eat in public schools. The First Lady has said, "We just can't leave it up to the parents.''

Several things are wrong about this totalitarian control of children. Kids say the portions are so small or the food is so

at Nov 17, 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
       

Americans Too "Stupid" To Understand Obamacare?

A poll from Rasmussen reports says a third of Americans agree with Jonathan Gruber that Americans aren’t capable of understanding Obamacare. It's true that most Americans are too occupied or distracted to even begin to calculate the pros and cons and the destructive abridgment of liberty that is Obamacare. But I'm not saying as Gruber meant that the American people are stupid.

at Nov 17, 2014 10:11 AM
       

Pete Sessions Opposes Unprecedented Government Regulations on the Internet

I strongly oppose President Obama’s efforts to impose strict and unprecedented regulations on the Internet. The implementation of “net neutrality” by reclassifying the entire broadband network as a public utility would suppress the very innovation that has led to the successful and rapid development of high-speed Internet connectivity that serves the vast majority of Americans.   Read more »

at Nov 10, 2014 5:29 PM
       

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