Ted Poe

The current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown. This outcome could have been avoided but, unfortunately, repeatedly throughout this process, the Senate refused to...
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit a Syrian refugee camp while I was overseas in Turkey. This helped me to better understand the civil war raging in Syria. In the midst of the current turmoil, the...
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade, I issued the following statement on H.R. 2471, the “Expedite our Economy Act of 2013,” which would remove the Department of Energy from the LNG...
"English as a second language," "Pashto to English,'" "Arabic to English,'" "art,'' "life skills,'' "computers,'' "personal health and wellness,'' "finance and business''--sounds like courses at a swanky New England...
This week, I introduced H.R. 1962, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013. This bill will protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their confidential news sources in federal court proceedings. Specifically, the...
A generation can seem like a century in the Internet age. Constant innovation is transforming the way we work, learn, communicate and even relax. Advances in technology are essential to our global competitiveness and...
I introduced H.R. 1577 The McLelland-Hasse Line of Duty Act. This legislation calls for increased protections for prosecutors and judges who are in danger of retaliation or intimidation. It would also increase federal...
I introduced H.R. 1253, the Sequester Pakistan Act, which will freeze all foreign aid to Pakistan until the Military Tuition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense is fully funded. This important program provides...
I issued the following statement reacting to the House passage of S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which includes the SAFER Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill that I introduced with Rep. Carolyn...
Sequestration takes effect in 4 days. Set up under the Budget Control Act, which I voted against, sequestration was the White House’s idea to help urge the “Super Committee” to agree on massive spending cuts. That failed....
Today, I was pleased to support a Continuing Resolution that will keep the government open, get Washington spending under control and protect Americans from the harmful impact of Obamacare. Importantly, this bill permanently...
Every year, millions of Americans across the fruited plains send their tax returns to the IRS. Some claim exemptions so they can keep more of their money; now the IRS wants an exemption of its own.IRS employees want an...
The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (H.R. 2278), also known as the SAFE Act passed the House Judiciary Committee this week. The SAFE Act aims to strengthen and expand interior immigration enforcement. It mandates that...
When there is a blaze, when there is a fire, when there is an explosion, when someone has an emergency medical problem, the firefighter--the EMT rush in. That is what they do. While others flee danger, the firefighter with...
Congressman Ted Poe co-sponsored H.R. 180, the National Blue Alert Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill that would implement a national “Blue Alert” system throughout the United States in order to properly and promptly disseminate...
Have you been pecked by a turkey? Bitten by a turkey? These are just 2 of 13,000 individual codes that doctors must use to identify diagnoses in order to get reimbursed from the government. These codes will soon grow to 68,...
Yesterday was Patriot's Day in Boston. To commemorate Boston's fierce spirit of independence, Bostonians host a worldwide marathon.Yesterday as runners approached the finish line of the marathon, terror erupted: two...
Each year, the Census Bureau mails a survey to 3 million Americans. Separate from the decennial Census, which is required under the Constitution to count the population, this mandatory survey - the American Community Survey...
I recently introduced, along with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), H.R. 637, the Preserving American Privacy Act. With an estimated 30,000 drones in U.S. skies by 2030, now is the time for Congress to act to set specific...
There is good news about energy. We have untapped natural resources here at home. In the United States, we have natural gas that can be turned into liquefied natural gas. Other nations don't have this. We have so much...

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