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The Fiscal Impact of Immigration

The fiscal impact of immigration — how immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets — is a widely debated and contentious issue. Economists overwhelmingly accept the economic gains of immigration, but are less certain about immigrants’ impact on government budgets. Contention over this issue is fueled by the numerous methodologies and complexity of analysis that obscure the fiscal costs of immigration.   Read more »

at Aug 21, 2014 7:37 AM
       

Congressman Neugebauer Votes for Plan to Balance Budget

I released the following statement after the House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal, the Path to Prosperity. The budget cuts spending by $5.1 trillion over time, and balances in ten years.

Our country can’t go on spending more than we take in. That’s not fair to American families who work hard to balance their own budgets and pay their taxes. We owe it to them to make responsible decisions.   Read more »

at Apr 10, 2014 5:22 PM
       

US House Approves TX Congressman’s Fix to Medicare Reimbursement for Doctors

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 1997 Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) law to better compensate doctors treating patients on Medicare. The Resolution, H.R. 4015, was authored by Texas Republican Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. Twelve Democrats joined 225 Republicans in supporting the bill.

In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas after the vote, Congressman Burgess said, “I’m happy to report that the House has voted

at Mar 15, 2014 11:14 AM
       

Cornyn Calls on Democrats to Protect Seniors

I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday, urging Senate Democrats to protect seniors from Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare. The Administration is making changes to Medicare Advantage that will cause premiums to increase, reduce choices and result in seniors losing access to the health care plans they were promised they could keep.   Read more »

at Feb 26, 2014 12:09 PM
       

Congressman John Culberson: Why I Voted Against Raising The Debt Ceiling

As a fiscal conservative and member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have worked hard to eliminate wasteful and duplicative government programs. Last year alone, the House Appropriations Committee held more than 110 budget and oversight hearings to weed out waste and make careful line-by-line budget decisions. House conservatives have forced Washington to reduce total annual spending for two straight years—the first time since the Korean War—and we have rolled back our annual spending levels to 2006-2007 levels. But this annual spending is just a fraction of the federal budget: in fact, the annual budget is less than 33 percent of total federal spending. The real drivers of our debt

at Feb 15, 2014 12:25 PM
       

Congressman Johnson Introduces Common-Sense Medicare Part A Reform

Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) and I introduced common-sense Medicare reform legislation, H.R. 3498, so seniors can have the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions and to opt-out of the government-run health program for seniors. 

As folks continue to see their healthcare options diminished by ObamaCare, it’s critical to find ways that allow a return to choice and freedom in health care.

at Dec 2, 2013 10:10 AM
       

Nationalization: One step at a time

The people relying on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security didn't fail. They (we) were sold a tax scheme (sound familiar, Justice Roberts?) that claimed to be insurance and pension plans.

If you've ever scoffed at the rumors that the Federal government might confiscate your retirement savings, it's time to reconsider. And you don't have to look to the actions of Greece, Ireland, Poland or Cyprus to do so.   Read more »

at Oct 2, 2013 5:00 PM
       

Dr. Jeffrey Singer: The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 Less – WSJ.com

Nothing in the world is free, but we’re being told that a lot of expensive health care will be, thanks to ObamaCare. Why would anyone think that this time, government interference will result in anything different?

The savings talked about in this article aren’t an option for anyone eligible for Medicare, because few doctors and virtually no surgical facilities are willing to take their cash since any “provider” who enters into these cash-pay contracts must “opt out” of Medicare for two years.

Jeffrey Singer writes about the benefits of self-pay medicine and the hazards

at Aug 24, 2013 10:09 AM
       

Texas or DC: Who do you want regulating your doctor?

Peggy Fikac once again proves that she’s not a reporter, and most certainly not anything like a fair and balanced media representative.

From the Houston Chronicle’s coverage of events in Austin, today:

“Obamacare is the wrong prescription for American health care, and I will never stop fighting against it,” Abbott said, joined by small business people and a doctor who also oppose the law at a company, the Texas Mailhouse.

One reason that Abbott gave for fighting the law came in response to a doctor who asked him from the audience about what Texas could do to keep the federal law from interfering with doctors’ judgment about the best way to treat their patients.   Read more »

at Aug 9, 2013 9:25 AM
       

Pete Sessions Opens Mobile Office Hours

In order to provide my constituents with the opportunity to meet with my staff in an area most convenient for them, I am pleased to hold preset office hours in four areas throughout the District. During mobile office hours, my staff can assist you with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal programs and agencies.

You can also learn about federal policies and how they impact your family and local businesses during these office hours.

at Mar 4, 2013 7:03 PM
       

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