Government Overreach

I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby to rebuke President Obama’s overreach and protect religious freedom. I am very glad the Supreme Court once again rebuked President Obama’s overreach...
On Thursday, Congressman Jim Bridenstine and I introduced complementary legislation, S. 2170 and H.R. 4286, to empower the private sector to create good-paying, American jobs and spur economic growth by harnessing our nation...
This week, the House approved two bills to rein in the Administration’s unrestrained executive overreach. The Constitution clearly states that once laws are enacted, the president is tasked with responsibly enforcing them....
The Obama Administration has ignored laws, failed to enforce laws, undermined laws, and changed laws by executive orders and administrative actions.These include laws covering health care, immigration, marriage, drugs, and...
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing to focus on the scientific justification and cumulative impacts of regulations, policies and practices promulgated by the Environmental Protection...
America was founded on the principle of government by the people and for the people. But too often, the federal government just gets in our way. To see a recent example, we need look no further than the failed launch of the...
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...
Spoiler alert! Obama has already read this blog!Do you remember where you were when Princess Diana's car wreck made the news? Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about it? Were you on...
Tea party groups' allegations that the IRS has long been targeting them for their political beliefs were recently confirmed by an apology from the IRS. The scandal gained traction as congressional leaders began efforts to...
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday evening he had made a deal with the federal government and would now accept Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion, the initial implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act....
Today is a victory for religious freedom across America. The Supreme Court rightly affirmed that the Obama administration cannot require family-owned companies to provide a product or service in violation of their religious...
While many in the State don’t know or care, the fact is that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is insolvent. That is a problem that impacts every Texan, even if they don’t have a TWIA policy, because it will...
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday against a proposed rule from the IRS targeting 501(c)(4)s that would effectively make the IRS a campaign-finance regulator.
This week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will help rein in government abuse and stop President Obama from exceeding his executive authority. We’re designating it Stop Government Abuse Week, and our focus...
I am pleased to announce an upcoming town hall meeting. I hope that you can join me for a discussion about what House conservatives are doing to fight spending and rein in Washington overreach. More importantly, I look...
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Monday asked President Barack Obama to fire Education Secretary Arne Duncan after comments Friday in which Duncan dismissed opponents of Common Core as suburban moms with dumb kids.“...
I am pleased to announce an upcoming town hall meeting. I hope that you can join me for a discussion about Washington overreach and our federal spending problem. More importantly, I look forward to hearing and discussing...
“You’ve grown up hearing voices…warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices…Because what they suggest is that we can’t be trusted.”–President Barack Obama, May 6,...
Today I questioned Attorney General Eric Holder on the conduct of the Justice Department over their involvement in the prosecution of Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz:Following is a partial transcript and video of the...
After Unanimous House Support and Near Passage Last Session, Representative David Simpson Files Texas TSA Bill for Upcoming Session(Longview) – Yesterday Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) pre-filed...

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