March 21st, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a giant of American jurisprudence. His intellect, wit, and commitment to the rule of law inspired a generation of legal minds -- including me -- to follow the law as written and to...
February 22nd, 2016
With civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq, and with instability and terrorism stretching from Turkey to Egypt, now is not the time for the United States to further roil the Middle East by appeasing our adversaries and...
January 30th, 2016
An Associated Press investigation revealed that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border alone into the U.S.
December 9th, 2015
In addition to cost, another problem facing the energy industry is the Obama administration’s overreaching rules and regulations which are preventing the energy sector from growing. I believe the U.S.
August 19th, 2015
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...
August 12th, 2015
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...
August 5th, 2015
Yesterday, I joined colleagues in submitting a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear agreement under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
July 27th, 2015
Powerline Blog had an interesting article detailing John Kerry's misrepresentation of facts dealing with the Iran deal.
July 13th, 2015
Today the terrorist army of ISIS is stronger than ever. It maims, rapes, pillages, burns, and beheads in its zeal to commit religious genocide against anyone who disagrees with them.
March 18th, 2016
While the political campaigns are moving on, Obama's Stalinist tactics were on parade when Loretta Lynch confirmed that she's referring complaints to DOJ against oil companies for potential criminal prosecution.
February 2nd, 2016
Yesterday I reiterated my call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server.
December 31st, 2015
Shortly before Christmas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report detailing deportations (henceforth “removals”) conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during fiscal year 2015.
November 8th, 2015
Last week I chaired a hearing for the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian and Palestinian...
August 14th, 2015
This Obama Iranian Nuclear Deal is a bad deal. It keeps getting worse. The more you hear about the deal, the less confident you are. I'll tell you the discussions of the inspection regime, they're classified, but they...
August 7th, 2015
Today, I released the following statement regarding the July unemployment report:
August 4th, 2015
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...
July 14th, 2015
When it comes to our children’s education, I believe local communities know how to address their own needs better than Washington does, which is why I support H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
July 10th, 2015
The President "avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities." Those were the words of Leon Panetta, President Obama's former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, in 2011.
June 25th, 2015
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter.