113th Congress

One of the greatest honors I have as your Congressman is assisting those having a problem with a federal agency. Over the years, my office has helped thousands cut through government red tape to resolve problems. We can...
We all want healthy communities and a clean environment. But more job-killing mandates from Washington are not the solution. The EPA’s new ozone regulations could be the most expensive ever. Yet the EPA has ignored the law...
Below is a list of funding and language that I helped ensure were included in the FY15 omnibus appropriations bill. These items address important national and conservative priorities.
I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown: A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.Despite this, this...
Editor's Note: A resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia unanimously passed the Senate yesterday to condemn the use of civilians...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) hailed the Senate’s passage Monday of historic legislation that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the nation’s premier open government law....
This week I was honored to join Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) in delivering the Weekly Republican Address.
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...
Last week, I voted for H.R.4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 238-172.
The recent Senate vote on Keystone was the Democrats' way of sticking to one of their own, Mary Landrieu. In a desperate move to save Mary Landrieu’s career and pull out what now appears an insurmountable lead by her...
Last week, the House of Representatives introduced companion legislation to my bill to ensure that members of the Armed Forces combatting the spread of Ebola in West Africa are entitled to appropriate tax benefits.Rep. Beto...
As you know, Congress had a big decision to make last week. Our government funding was set to expire on Thursday at midnight, so we had to pass legislation to pay for federal programs by then. Congress passed a deal right...
Washington, DC: For the last seven years, Congressman Mike Turner, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, has fought to protect the parental rights of our service men and women...
Every day the intelligence community goes to work to protect Americans. They risk their lives on covert battlefields all around the world to prevent another attack on America. Thanks in part to their efforts, there has not...
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...
On Tuesday Congressman Trent Franks’ bill, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, passed by a voice vote in the House of Representatives. I proudly supported this vital piece of legislation which would protect our...
House Republicans understand what it takes to unleash our economy so businesses can grow and create more good paying jobs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 114th Congress to give the American people the...
The new Congress and Republican Senate will be sworn in on January, 6, 2015, but until then, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. The government needs to be funded beyond December 11th, certain tax extenders need to be...
On Wednesday, I chaired a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census. During this hearing my colleagues and I examined and questioned...
Originally published in the Houston Chronicle.President Barack Obama's Thursday night announcement constitutes historic, sweeping and necessary action to not only do what is the right and humanitarian thing for the...

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