Medicare

I issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), which repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replaces it with a long-term...
In the United States today, each citizen owes nearly $57,000 to pay down our massive $18 trillion national debt. If we do not get serious about tackling this spending-driven debt crisis, we will harm opportunity for...
Two very important events are coming up in October. Read below for more details!October 3rd: Congressional Youth Advisory Council – EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINETen years...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Yesterday, I introduced the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2013, cosponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and 30 Senators, which would protect the rights of patients, families, and doctors to make...
Says Politico: “The American public overwhelmingly favors raising taxes on the rich as a way to pay down the deficit, while opposing a hike in the Medicare eligibility age or eliminating tax deductions, according to a...
As Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, I introduced H.R. 1479, the Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act.
If you’ve never seen a pig ice skate, then just take a gander at ObamaCare.Obama has done about everything he can do to keep the attention off ObamaCare, but it’s time for another propaganda campaign from the Politburo.
It’s a privilege to serve you and the rest of Texas’ 19th District every day. I’m honored to represent you in Congress, and every time I cast my vote in the Capitol, I think about how that particular bill will affect us in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Say what you want, Obama may be an economic illiterate but his team can be masterful when it comes to politics. And he managed to get the Republicans to raise marginal tax rates on the “rich” and screw the middle class. At...
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is a political committee devoted to maintaining and increasing the 239-member Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.To win in 2012, you had...

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