Monday U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), members of the Senate Committee on Finance, along with U.S. Reps. Mike Turner (R-OH) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) led a letter signed by 28 lawmakers to Congressional leaders pushing for the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) to be extended, an issue of particular importance to retired United Steelworkers and Delphi salaried retirees struggling to maintain affordable healthcare.
The letter was also signed by Ohio Reps. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Steve Stivers (R-OH). It calls for the leaders of the Read more »
Last week was National Consumer Protection Week, and it’s an important reminder to get informed about how to avoid scams, maximize your online security, and protect your identity. Social media and cell phones make it easier than ever before for thieves to take advantage of you, so this issue is becoming more important every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that Read more »
We do not need instructors that are more of a danger to concealed carry students than the criminals they are training to defend themselves against.
Ohio firearms instructor Terry Dunlap has had TWO negligent discharges where he accidentally shot people in his presence. The most recent occurred during the concealed handgun class he was teaching. He shot Michael Piemonte, 27, of Pataskala, while he was demonstrating a .38-caliber handgun. The bullet hit Piemonte’s right arm. The shooting occurred on Aug. 10 toward the end of a 12-hour day of training in gun handling and safety. Read more »
As Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I introduced the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R. 4186). The bill reauthorizes and streamlines federal investments at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by funding research and development (R&D) to address national needs. The bill highlights manufacturing competitiveness as the primary role of NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) while providing greater flexibility to MEP centers. It also sets priorities Read more »
AUSTIN, TEXAS--Fourteen conservative Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives have sent a letter to State Rep. Dan Branch asking that he withdraw from the runoff election race for Texas Attorney General. The result of the primary election on March 4th showed State Senator Ken Paxton in first place with a double digit lead over Branch who finished second in a three-way race. Read more »
Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia. Now, the Russian bear is after Ukraine.
Ukraine is almost totally dependent on Russia for energy. Russian imperialism has proven that it is willing to use gas as a political and economic weapon to intimidate its neighbors. Twice it turned off the fuel switch in Ukraine, and I was even in Ukraine the last time Putin turned off the gas during winter. It was cold.
Many other European nations are also at the mercy of the Kremlin when it comes to energy. We can help European countries who depend on imperialist Russia for energy by selling them natural gas from America. Read more »
Two days after Texas Senator Glenn Hegar came within 200 votes of an outright victory in the Republican Primary race for Texas Comptroller, potential runoff candidate State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran conceded from the race.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Hilderbran announced he had contacted Sen. Hegar and endorsed him in the November General Election. Read more »
The House continued our work to pass common-sense bills this week to help provide relief to the American people from the failed policies of the Obama Administration. On Wednesday, we approved H.R. 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act, which delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate. Since ObamaCare was enacted in 2010, the Administration has delayed or modified parts of the law more than 20 times through unilateral executive. Although the employer mandate has been delayed twice due to pressure from businesses and unions seeking reprieve from the law’s onerous costs, Read more »
On Thursday, I spoke at the National Security Action Conference against the Department of Defense’s recent budget decisions, Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, President Maduro’s oppression of Venezuelans’ freedoms, and a nuclear-armed Iran.
Everyone would agree that there is waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon, like any large bureaucracy…Yesterday I had the opportunity to question Secretary Hagel. Read more »
It has been a almost year since a Navy Veteran and Firefighter, John Cinque stood before Connecticuts anti gun politicians and bravely proclaimed he would NOT COMPLY with their new unconstitutional laws.
In this video, the politicians brushed off the “unconstitutional” accusations with a response of “we are doing something… that's all people want and now that we have done something, the pressure will go away.” Read more »
Here is a message of “Hope” to my fellow Republicans who also lost their primary race on Tuesday.
To all of my fellow Republican candidates who came up short on Election night, please let me add my words of encouragement to those that already have been given to you. I know that many people have already provided many sound words of advice including Scriptures from the Bible to brighten your outlook. Read more »
Economic growth depends on job creators, not federal regulators. We need to increase access to affordable energy, not take energy options off the table. By requiring carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that doesn’t even exist, the EPA’s new power plant proposal effectively bans new coal power. There is no coal power plant anywhere in the world that can meet the EPA’s radical proposal.
What’s equally troubling is that the EPA is planning to require this same, unproven technology for new natural gas power. This amendment stops the EPA’s attack on natural gas. It prevents the EPA from using make-believe technologies when setting standards. Only in Washington can you call something ‘adequately demonstrated’ that doesn’t even exist. Read more »
Shortly after Breitbart Texas broke the news about an alleged scam involving a South Carolina man’s sale of merchandise as part of what he claimed to be a fundraising effort for the Brian Terry Foundation, more tips came flooding to Breitbart Texas. New information revealed a much larger operation that is seemingly a scam than originally contemplated. Read more »
I spoke this morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC. Watch the entire speech below.
I outlined a positive agenda that includes an American energy renaissance, repealing Obamacare, expanding school choice, abolishing the IRS, ending corporate welfare, auditing the Federal Reserve, and term limits. Read more »
It's no secret that March is the month for Texas. Starting with the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, the fall of the defenders of the Alamo on March 6, and one of my personal favorite times of the year: the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo--the world's largest rodeo. All in the same week, Houston saddles up to reflect on Texas history and partake in the Houston Livestock Show, where millions of people flock to from all over the world for this one-of-a-kind Texas tradition. Read more »
DEL RIO, TEXAS – A business owner from the Texas/Mexico border town of Eagle Pass was sentenced this week to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in an bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme in Maverick County. Hipolito Amaya, owner of AM-ROD Construction in Eagle Pass, was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $35,800 to Maverick County, serve five hundred hours of community service and spend three years in a supervised release program on completion of his 41 month sentence. Read more »
This Detroit squatter story is unbelievable on so many levels: home invaders had the complete audacity to blame a home owner for leaving her house? What?
The Fox News reporter keeps it “real,” including her lingo.
But what is really crazy is what the neighbors had to say about people using somebody’s house — their words and attitude are symbolic of the Obama Nation, and Liberalism in general. Read more »
Recent attention on Iran has focused on its nuclear weapons program--but this is not the whole picture.
Iran is also the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism.
Using both its own military operatives and its proxy Hezbollah, Iran has planned attacks around the globe. Read more »