Ted Poe

On December 12, 2013, Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the United States or any state or local government to register official insignia for federal trademark protection....
Yesterday, the House passed the FY2014 national defense funding bill, which included a provision that I have advocated for to require the Administration to increase its efforts to combat the Haqqani network, a designated...
The innovativeness of American enterprise flies off the radar.According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. It is called “Amazon Prime Air.”That’s right. In just a...
Today I issued the following statement on the Administration’s announcement of an interim agreement with Iran:This is a bum deal for those who want peace in the region and the world. We just allowed a regime that only last...
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the United States is producing more crude oil than it imports. U.S. oil output is soaring due to the fracking boom in North Dakota and, yes, in Texas and some other areas. That is the...
Last year, Iran's net exports of petroleum dropped to their lowest level since 1990. Its GDP has dropped for the first time in 20 years.The Iranians are feeling the pain of sanctions. Now the Iranians say that they will...
Is the administration aware of the actions that are taking place in the administration?A little history:Fast and Furious:Everyone knows the President did not know about this tactic until he heard about it through the news...
In my former life, I was a criminal court judge for 22 years and spent 8 years as a prosecutor in Texas. Child abusers are the worst criminals in our society. But too often the justice system ignores the victim. So...
I received the following email from a constituent who forwarded me comments from a former government worker:As a former government employee, I have worked for the government for over 40 years. During that time I became...
As we continue to talk and discuss and debate the issues of the debt ceiling, of the continuing resolution, there are still things taking place in government. Some of them aren’t so good.Just to give a little background,...
All around Israel things are in tremendous turmoil.To Israel's south, Egypt is experiencing its worst period of unrest in 50 years. There is no elected government, and there won't be until next year. The economy is on a...
Each morning in Africa, women and young girls, like this girl in Tanzania, wake up and walk for miles just to collect water for their family. The walk can be dangerous because some wells are controlled by violent thugs....
The secret nuke deal with Iran over Thanksgiving is "alarming,'' sayeth the Saudi prince.Prime Minister (Neville) Chamberlain would have been proud after the West gave the snake oil salesman of the desert, Mr. Rouhani,...
The world was reminded the other day why Iran should not get a nuclear weapon--it would be a constant threat to Israel.In a rally in Iran, the Supreme Leader denounced Israel as "untouchable rabid dogs.'' He then went on to...
The health of the Nation is now in the hands of government. Let's see how it is working out for people who work for a living. Many Americans are feeling the pain of government health care, and here is what some of them have...
As we approach Veterans’ Day, please join me in honoring the veterans of the Second District of Texas. Please submit a photo of yourself or a local veteran you know in uniform
“The administration puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. No more illegal wiretapping of citizens, no more ignoring the law when it is convenient – that is not who we are....
I quote: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure."It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we depend on financial...
We lost five warriors on the battlefield of Afghanistan recently. They were 25-year-old 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno; 24-year-old Pfc. Cody J. Patterson; 24-year-old Special Agent Joseph M. Peters; 25-year-old Sgt. Patrick C....
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the United States Government cannot pay its debts. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing...

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