Ted Poe

It was Fall of 1835. Mexican President Santa Anna had dissolved the Constitution and made himself dictator. Tensions began to flare between his oppressive government and the liberty minded desires of Texians and Tejanos. To...
Here in Washington, Congress rang in the New Year, but it was certainly not a happy one. After months of debate, the House voted last night on the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.” I voted "no" because this so-called “...
Tuesday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and I introduced H.R. 6628, The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act of 2012. This bipartisan bill will help law enforcement process rape kits. Senator John...
In the past few weeks, I have visited with many of you across the Second Congressional District, and aside from the weak economy, there were two issues that you wanted to discuss: military voting and the terrorist attack in...
On the eleventh anniversary of September 11th, America was attacked again on its sovereign soil. In Egypt, protestors stormed the U.S. Embassy, and in Libya, our Ambassador, Chris Stephens, and three other Americans were...
Four years ago, during a Fourth of July Bar-B-Q in Kingwood, I met a young Marine - Sergeant Brandon Bury. He stood 6 foot 6, and he was all Marine. At the time, I was so impressed by this young man’s tenacity, courage and...
Believe it or not, human beings are bought and sold on a daily basis across this nation. The victims are typically women – both adults and children - but sometimes include men. Many of these victims come to the United States...
This week, along with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), I introduced H.R. 6364, the Frank Buckles WWI Memorial Act. This bipartisan bill would (1) establish a commission to...
HR 6199, the Preserving American Privacy Act was introduced earlier this week. The bill seeks to ensure the privacy of American citizens by establishing specific guidelines about when and for what purposes law enforcement...
The following statement was released in response to the Minority Leader’s assertion that Congress’ investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder and Fast and Furious is part of an effort to suppress votes:Nancy Pelosi is...
The nation continues to grieve with the community of Newtown, Connecticut over the attack that stole the lives of dozens of innocent children and teachers. What happened was   evil that most of us will never understand....
Wednesday, the House unanimously passed H.R. 6364, the bipartisan Frank Buckles WWI Memorial Act. The bill was introduced by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) along with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Congresswoman...
Here in Washington and across the nation, all eyes are fixed on the “fiscal cliff” talks between Congress and the President. Everyone wants to know if they should expect a tax hike in just a few weeks. At year end, the so-...
Recent news accounts have raised serious concerns about what happened before and immediately after the attack in Libya on September 11, 2012 where our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, Air Force veteran Sean Smith, and former Navy...
It is disturbing that this Administration continues to do anything necessary to keep the truth about Fast and Furious from the American people. It seems the Administration has something to hide. Congress has the obligation...
Football is back, and that means the holidays will be here before we know it. As our families start to prepare and get excited, it’s easy to forget that many families will have an empty chair at the dinner table this year....
On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, our nation was once again attacked. In Egypt, protestors stormed the U.S. Embassy, and in Libya, our Ambassador, Chris Stephens, Air Force veteran Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Glen...
I look forward to visiting with my neighbors and their children at the "Back to School" Congress after Hours before I head back to Washington. As always, I look forward to reporting back to the people I represent and hearing...
Texas Congressman Ted Poe speaks on the House Floor regarding Fast and Furious and Obama's use of executive privilege:Mr. Speaker, the government continues to hide the evidence of the Fast and Furious gun running...
It has been eighteen months since the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the Attorney General claims he still doesn’t know who authorized the reckless and deadly Operation Fast and Furious. He maintains that...

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