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For the "most transparent administration in history" we know there was a cover-up of the exchange of $400 million for American prisoners in Iran.Think about the implications of this action, the safety of Americans overseas...
In response to continued obstruction of congressional requests, I along with Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), offered an...
San Diego voters have a right to know who is trying to influence our local elections. Yet a proposal going before the County Board of Supervisors will mean more dark money and less transparency in our local politics.
On Wednesday I learned that the U.S. Department of State is considering a plan to transport and admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. This plan calls for the Department of Homeland...
I applaud the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's passage of H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014. The Secret Science Reform Act requires the EPA to base its regulations on science that is...
Last week, I told you about legislation I’ve introduced to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to make it work better for landowners, communities, and species. The law is in need of reform—in the 40 years since it was...
As Chair the House Science Committee, I co-sponsored the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012), a bill to prohibit the EPA from proposing regulations based upon science that is not transparent or not reproducible....
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman and candidate for Texas Attorney General, Barry Smitherman, sat down with TexasGOPVote recently to discuss transparency in government and how the Texas Attorney General's Office can help...
The United Nations’ climate change meeting began Monday in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss “global warming,” but when the globe stopped warming 16 years ago, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was forced to reveal its...
You know things are bad for an Administration when members of their own party come out against them. Well that’s exactly what happened to the Obama Administration last week. They can no longer hide from the problems that...
Concerns about the Clinton Foundation are not new, but information that has recently come to light demonstrates once again that concerns are absolutely warranted.
Quite frankly, I believe this is one of those situations where the government wants a solution without a problem. As a business owner that founded a tech company, I have seen firsthand how keeping the Internet largely free...
Last week, I voted for H.R.4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 238-172.
Today, I introduced legislation to dramatically boost transparency of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s listing process for endangered species. This legislation stands as the Senate...
Today, I introduced the Holding IRS Leadership Accountable Act to prohibit bonuses to senior-level executives of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) until all Congressional requests for documents, including e-mails...
As Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today raising serious concerns about the agency’s scientific advisory processes. The letter highlights...
Today I presented five questions Americans deserve to have answered by President Obama in next week’s State of the Union address.Americans all over the nation are asking questions about the economy, Obamacare, the IRS,...
I voted to pass H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, which requires the Administration to provide accurate data on the number of Americans who have enrolled on healthcare.gov.It’s been more than three months...
Update: I has been said that video and pictures are not needed at SREC meetings because audio recording is allowed. The problem is there are no roll call votes so audio recording will NOT show how SREC members vote. Only...
The events that have unfolded over the past week are showing big government at its worst. First we learned more details about the Obama administration’s coordinated attempt to misrepresent the September 2012 terrorist attack...

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