Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

Siraj Wihhaj, AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE 1993 WTC BOMBING, was invited to deliver the “Juma,” an Islamic prayer, at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This is a man who once remarked, “It is my duty and our...
UPDATE: The shooter had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), according to the Associated Press. The Gunman is identified as Floyd Lee...
This month has brought several clashes of Constitutional power, delegation of authority and ultra vires acts. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress by the House Oversight...
I issued the following statement on H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhances Security Cooperation Act of 2012. This legislation passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 411-2. I was a cosponsor of the bill.The United...
I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to remove barriers in the awarding of the Purple Heart to military victims of terrorist attacks that occur on U.S. soil, including the 2009 attack at Fort Hood:
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The race for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has produced some very interesting candidates. People from the grassroots like Lela Pettinger to establishment Republicans like David...
AUSTIN, TX- The message couldn't have been clearer at the Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee meeting Thursday morning. In order to secure the border, the federal government must establish a system...
When President Barack Obama first took office, he promised “an unprecedented level of openness.” Instead, we have seen an unprecedented level of obstruction regarding the Freedom of Information Act.Don’t take my word for it...
Tuesday I introduced H.R. 3811, the Keystone for A Secure Tomorrow Act (K-FAST). This legislation would allow Congress to directly and immediately approve the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congress already has the...
On Monday, August 13, 2012, John Griffing, columnist at Texas GOP Vote, World Net Daily, American Thinker, and other conservative publications, conducted a live interview with Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX).
Today I sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that seven senior Administration officials be made available for interviews with the Committee about recent national security leaks.
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Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this...
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I recently came across an article on The Daily Beast “Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully”.In the article, Paul starts out by saying that “It is a good general principle that we ought not hold teenage...
The South Texas Politics series continues with another interview with Adela Garza, candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34. In a prior interview with Garza and State Rep. Jose Aliseda, we discussed the...
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With the recent news about the defacing of the Alamo, I looked into how the Alamo resources are managed. I learned that the Alamo now falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas General Land Office and Land Commissioner Jerry...
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These are reflections from a recent trip to New York around Saint Patrick's Day.Twice terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the second being the attack on 9/11, but often forgotten is the first that occurred...
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If a Muslim/Islamist terrorist commits, or plans to commit, an act of terror, you can count on the New York Times, and other liberal media outlets, to seemingly cover-up the fact that the terrorist is a Muslim. On...
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There are many great stories that have been told about the events of 9-11. All of us know exactly where we were that day and remember what we felt. We saw hundreds of thousands of lives changed in an instant.

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