Social Security

We all know Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Even with revenues increasing due to tax reform and our booming economy, our government spending is growing at an unsustainable pace. Congress...
It has become popular this political season to call for "Medicare for All", a system of nationalized health care on the Medicare Model. Young Progressives are gaining traction within the Democratic Party with this popular...
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of S
Last week I introduced legislation that will permanently save Social Security, ensuring this vital program continues to work for today’s workers and beneficiaries and future generations. For years, the Social Security Board...
It’s a privilege to serve you and the rest of Texas’ 19th District every day. I’m honored to represent you in Congress, and every time I cast my vote in the Capitol, I think about how that particular bill will affect us in...
As a fiscal conservative and member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have worked hard to eliminate wasteful and duplicative government programs. Last year alone, the House Appropriations Committee held more than 110...
Says Politico: “The American public overwhelmingly favors raising taxes on the rich as a way to pay down the deficit, while opposing a hike in the Medicare eligibility age or eliminating tax deductions, according to a...
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To listen to the debate: www.c-span.org/Events/Cain-Gingrich-Debate-Lincoln-Douglas-StyleBloggers from throughout Texas were invited to attend the Cain-Gingrich Debate held on November 5 at The Woodlands Resort and...
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Texas and the Texas Patriots’ PAC offered voters a genuine Saturday night special on November 5th, when Presidential hopefuls Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich debated in a serious, sit-down, punchy-sound-bite-free, substantive...
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Today I spoke on the Senate floor to address the President’s failed leadership during the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations:We all know that even if the August 2 deadline passes without a deal, according to the Bipartisan...
I am hopeful my colleagues in Congress will act swiftly to empower America's seniors with the freedom to choose a healthcare plan that fits their needs without the fear of losing their Social Security benefits.
I recently introduced the Social Security Administration Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6559),which combines new and existing proposals to make commonsense improvements to the Social Security Administration (SSA).  
Recently, I again urged President Trump to nominate a Social Security Commissioner. This marks the fourth time I have called on the new President to nominate the position that has been vacant for nearly five years.I...
The House and Senate Rs really do need to figure out a way to run things. Lead. Take charge.
I released the following statement after the House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal, the Path to Prosperity. The budget cuts spending by $5.1 trillion over time, and balances in ten years.Our country can’t go on...
The people relying on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security didn't fail. They (we) were sold a tax scheme (sound familiar, Justice Roberts?) that claimed to be insurance and pension plans.If you've ever scoffed at the...
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This is a piece of random thoughts where conventional wisdom is turned upside down and corrected. Here is a thought, how many times does the left tells us how much of a failure those Bush tax cuts were? Of course, the job...
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The renaissance of the famed Lincoln Douglas debates was held Saturday in The Woodlands, Texas north of Houston. Rather than the sound-bite world of 30 and 60 second responses to “gotcha journalism” that is promoted on...
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Some think Rick Perry committed political suicide at The Republican debate Wednesday night, when he vigorously defended his assertion that Social Security is a “Ponzi Scheme.” The atmosphere is improving, though I’m not...
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Obama warns that Social Security payments might not go out if the budget and debt-ceiling impasse is not resolved. I am no supporter of scams funded by expropriation, but if Social Security payments are not made, it will not...
 

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