Government Overreach

The US House of Representatives passed a major bill that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, would pre-empt States from enacting labeling laws relating to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
My Field Reprehensive Luis Buentello and I enjoyed catching up with folks at the Portland Chamber lunch. In my keynote, I talked about issues like the REINS act, the need for a long term highway bill and why the Iran deal is...
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...
Monday I released the following statement in response to the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants. The final rule goes a step further than drafts issued in 2013 and last summer, mandating power...
On Monday night, I attended the first of two public meetings of Midland’s proposed anti-texting law. Everyone present, those for the bill and those against the bill, were still in agreement that texting is a current problem...
Throughout American history, our economy has come roaring back after economic decline. However, because of the Obama Administration’s onerous regulations and continued federal overreach the United States has seen its slowest...
Here at TexasGOPVote, more often than not, I'm focused on fiscal issues, and of course, government overreach. So, I'd like to bring your attention to something that actually falls under both of those categories; a little...
Today, what I want to address is the people versus the Washington Cartel. Restoring liberty in an age of cronyism. I want to start by thanking my friend Jim DeMint, who's a big part of the reason that all of us are talking...
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter.
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the August unemployment report:
On Friday, I visited my alma mater, Incarnate Word Academy, and spoke with students in AP government. They had great questions, including one I've never been asked before, “what do you think is the most important states'...
Thursday I released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule which a federal judge in North Dakota has blocked from taking effect on Friday, August 28th.
Last week, President Obama announced a controversial new rule requiring a federally-mandated 32% cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, while requiring the U.S. to achieve 28% of our total electricity from...
The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Needs of Scrutiny (REINS) Act with my support. This legislation will require any federal rule or regulation with an annual economic...
As Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, my focus continues to be on jobs and growing our economy for all. Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, one of the largest job-...
The Supreme Court has once again ruled to block the rights of individual states, putting women at a greater risk during surgical procedures.
Like most Americans, I store a lot on my computer and on my phone: family photographs, personal calendars, emails, schedules, and even weekend to-do lists, or, as my wife calls them, honey-do lists.
Our government was designed to be one of laws, not of men, and this transparent distortion is disgraceful. These justices are not behaving as umpires calling balls and strikes. They have joined a team, and it is a team that...
In my new assignment as Chairman of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, I am working to ensure that federal agencies under my jurisdiction uphold the law as written by Congress – not as the President wishes they were...

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