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Kidnapped Texas Schoolgirl Strikes Back and Escapes Attacker

March 31, 2015 - 8:02pm
A sixteen-year-old female Katy Independent School District (ISD) student is safe after being kidnapped Monday morning while waiting for school bus. The young girl’s ordeal ended after about two hours when she managed to escape using some quick thinking and a kick to the face of her captor.

Congressman Culberson Bill Frees States From Obamacare

March 31, 2015 - 2:17pm
Last week, on the same week that the Administration celebrated the five-year anniversary of Obamacare, I introduced the Health Insurance Freedom Act (H.R. 1664), which would allow state insurance commissioners the option of offering insurance plans cancelled as a result of the failed health care law.

Be Careful What We Wish For, Hillary Troubled, But What's Behind Door #2?

March 31, 2015 - 11:26am
The short answer is, we don't know. Hillary Clinton's newest scandal in the operation of her government position - a private email system. She tells us she turned over 50,000 important emails, out of how many? She claims she has turned over all relevant emails, but how do we know?

The Iran Nuclear Talks

March 31, 2015 - 8:41am
Tomorrow is the deadline for the United States, Iran, and other nations to come to an agreement regarding the future of Iran’s nuclear activities. I have previously supported sanctions against Iran and I remain very concerned that an agreement would put the regime on a path to developing a nuclear weapon. We cannot let this happen.

Congressman Pete Sessions Discusses Healthcare Meetings

March 30, 2015 - 5:30pm
Last week I welcomed the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy to my office in Washington to discuss their legislative priorities.

Farenthold Introduces the Farmer Flexibility Act

March 30, 2015 - 2:06pm
An Act to Provide Relief to Local Farmers’ Who Have Been Adversely Affected by Extreme Weather Conditions

350 PRO-LIFE Advocates Attend PRAYER RALLY at 2140 Babcock in San Antonio, TX

March 30, 2015 - 11:41am
A special Prayer Rally sponsored by STOP Planned Parenthood and STOP Abortion Coalitions was held in front of the 2140 Babcock Road proposed Planned Parenthood mega complex abortion clinic in San Antonio on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The proposed Planned Parenthood mega clinic will ‘kill’ an approximate 2800 unborn innocents per year.

Texas Lawmakers Consider Legislation Harmful to the Texas Economy

March 30, 2015 - 8:50am
In a state considered by others around the country to be the Economic Shining City on a Hill, it is almost unimaginable that lawmakers would give serious consideration to proposals that threaten to undermine that vitality. But, that is exactly what is happening as they weigh whether to pass a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities.”

Service Academies Forum for North Texans

March 29, 2015 - 3:52pm
On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas middle and high school students, and their parents, interested in learning more about the U.S. Service Academies.

Jordan Britten: More Information on College Student Found Dead on South Padre Island

March 28, 2015 - 3:40pm
The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called “suspicious” by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in a marshy area between Schlitterbahn and Chapel by the Sea.

Futility & Feeding Tubes in Texas: Can We End the End-of-Life Impasse?

March 27, 2015 - 5:22pm
"Can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes?"

The Federal School Food Police

March 27, 2015 - 3:40pm
My mother makes wonderful double-chocolate brownies . As a kid, I would take them to school , and the PTA would sell them in the school bake sale to raise money for projects like uniforms for the school band and cheerleaders.

Cut Spending, Reduce the Deficit, Balance the Budget

March 27, 2015 - 11:43am
Texas lawmaker votes in favor of ‘A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America’

Repealing, Replacing SGR a Win for Docs, Patients, Taxpayers

March 27, 2015 - 8:45am
I issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), which repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replaces it with a long-term solution to Medicare repayment:

Why Is Greenland Called Greenland?...And Other Inconvenient Questions

March 26, 2015 - 5:18pm
Greenland is called Greenland because Vikings discovered it and established settlements on a large piece of land that had vibrant green vegetation growing on the gentle sloping fields near the shoreline. They established settlements, the ruins of which you can visit if you wear arctic gear and hire a guide to show you.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion

March 26, 2015 - 12:49pm
Wednesday the Army confirmed what we have suspected all along: the Administration’s claims that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction could not be further from the truth. He served with distinction– that of being a deserter – but certainly not with honor.

Congressman Smith Subpoenas EPA, Announces Regulation Roundtable with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller

March 26, 2015 - 9:01am
Yesterday, I announced I am subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have led recent efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the EPA, fight costly new EPA ozone regs, and put a check on the agency’s plans for sweeping new water rules.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Heads To Texas Border with Abbott

March 25, 2015 - 6:18pm
Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour on Friday that will include a stop in Houston on Saturday where he and Gov.

Texans Sitting Pretty To Save America

March 25, 2015 - 11:23am
I know that many won’t believe it, that my two favorites among the considered Republicans for 2016 are Texans, is a coincidence. Well, it may not be a coincidence that Texas happened to produce them.

Meaningful immigration reform key to continued innovation in tech and beyond

March 25, 2015 - 9:31am
The following article was submitted by Peter French, the founder of FreeFlow Research and president of Café Commerce.