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Jimmie Don Aycock

"The current one-size-fits-all model for high school does not fit anyone, which is a problem for our students and our economy. Texas is a great place to do business, but our workforce is aging, and our schools aren’t producing nearly enough qualified skilled workers to fill the gap."

Jimmie Don Aycock *

Texas State Representative HD-54

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Congressmen Inspect Southwest Border

This past weekend, I joined a group of my colleagues to inspect critical areas of the southwest border and see first-hand how we can best achieve security and defeat any threats to our nation. The tour took us to McAllen, Texas, as well as spots along the Arizona-Mexico border and the California-Mexico border. While the President continues to ignore this crisis, our porous border remains a threat to the security of individuals and families in Texas. In the absence of leadership from the President,

at Jan 27, 2015 9:15 AM
       

Congressman Poe Reintroduces Bill To Expedite LNG Exports

Last week, I introduced H.R. 428, the Export American Natural Gas Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill would expedite the Department of Energy approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. I also introduced this bill in the 113th Congress.

Recent studies, including those commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE), indicate a net economic gain if the DOE allowed more liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. In order for US companies to export LNG,

at Jan 26, 2015 5:00 PM
       

Thousands ‘Rally for Life’ at Capitol with Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the 84th session and pro-life supporters are expecting more from this highly conservative legislature.

First Lady Abbott delivered a very touching and emotional speech that included reading a letter from her husband, Governor Greg Abbott, according to a tweet from the Texas Young Republicans (@TexasYR on Twitter). During her speech, Mrs. Abbott stressed the importance of adoption in preventing abortions.

at Jan 26, 2015 3:36 PM
       

Congressman Farenthold Introduces legislation to Expand State Highway 44 into I-69

I recently re-introduced legislation that would expand Interstate 69 to include Texas State Highway 44. This bill would designate State Highway 44 as a future segment of I-69, known as the “44 to 69 Act.” Under this legislation, both the city of Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi International Airport would be included in the I-69 interstate highway system.   Read more »

at Jan 26, 2015 1:32 PM
       

Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors

Thursday evening I had the opportunity to join Mayors from North Texas at the Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. I had the opportunity to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor of Garland, Doug Athas, regarding our work on the IH-635 East project in Dallas County. Over the past year I have been diligently working with Mayor Athas and the City of Garland to advance the IH-635 East Project.   Read more »

at Jan 26, 2015 9:04 AM
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The Real North Korea Interview

North Korea is a living example of the totalitarian phenomenon. We get an inside look with Michael Malice, plus the surprising weakness that could bring down the regime.

Michael Malice has read North Korean books that no other Westerner had read. He has a unique insight into this bizarre regime. And he’s one of my most popular guests. Join us for a great conversation!   Read more »

at Jan 25, 2015 5:59 PM
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Bills to Protect National Security, Support Men and Women in Uniform

On Thursday, I introduced two bills to protect our national security and support our men and women in uniform. First, the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA), will prevent Americans who are fighting alongside a terrorist organization overseas from reentering the United States and recognizes such actions as a renunciation of U.S. citizenship.

at Jan 24, 2015 10:51 AM
       

Texas House Panel finds that worker misclassification “compromises free markets” and promotes “lawlessness”

A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems. The practice of worker misclassification happens when an employer intentionally skirts the law by paying workers as independent subcontractors when they meet the legal definition of employees and should be paid as such.   Read more »

at Jan 23, 2015 5:01 PM
       

Republicans Cave on Abortion Bill on 42nd Anniversary of Roe vs Wade

Yesterday, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs Wade, Congress was scheduled to vote on an important abortion bill the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, H.R.36. It did not happen. We can sugar coat the fact that the bill was pulled because it wasn’t written with enough consideration for rape victims or because the weak Republicans in office thought the party would lose women voters for the presidential election in 2016.

at Jan 23, 2015 2:29 PM
       

A Historic “New Day in Texas”

Due to a schedule change, I was able to return from Scotland early enough to attend the Texas inauguration of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott in Austin. Clear blue skies and a warm sun made a perfect day for the inauguration, held at the South Entrance to the stately pink granite Texas Capitol building.

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Changing of the Guard

First the Lt. Governor, then the Governor were sworn in and both gave speeches to a crowd estimated at 17,000 on the steps and grounds of the Capitol. At the end, one of the largest barbeques in history was served in a spectacularly efficient manner—almost no lines!!! Only in Texas!

at Jan 23, 2015 11:51 AM
       

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