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Matt Kibbe

"It's time to act. Otherwise, federal spending will bankrupt the US, thwart economic growth, and threaten our global economic competitiveness. The size and scope of government must be returned to a level that the nation can afford. Taxpayers can no longer afford a bloated federal budget full of earmarks and programs for special interests."

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Reducing Tax Bias Against Investment

On Friday, I voted for a bill to encourage investment, growth, and a strong recovery of the U.S. economy. This bonus depreciation bill allows businesses to immediately deduct half the cost of new equipment they need to increase their production. It will work alongside the Section 179 expensing bill we passed last month that permanently increased expensing limits. Together, these two bills will provide flexibility to reduce the initial cost of growing a business. They free up resources for farmers and small business owners to invest in their employees and production.   Read more »

at Jul 15, 2014 9:16 AM
       

What is Amnesty?

Alan Nash, author of the "10 for 10" Plan, gives the definition of amnesty.

What is amnesty?

Amnesty is the status quo.

Amnesty is allowing illegals to stay here, unidentified, uncounted, undocumented, and untaxed.

Amnesty is shouting for self-deportation, which is a fantasy, and which will never happen.

Amnesty is denouncing those who have real solutions. Those who want to eliminate the job magnet that creates this flood of illegals.

Amnesty is shouting but doing absolutely nothing to realistically solve the problems.   Read more »

at Jul 14, 2014 5:53 PM
       

Houston Man Faces Life In Prison for Sex Trafficking Minors

A Houston man now faces up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his conviction on charges related to trafficking of minor girls for prostitution. The charges involve the trafficking of at least three girls under the age of eighteen.

In a plea bargain agreement, Pierre Johnson, also known as “Too Good” or “Uncle”, admitted to forcing at least three minor girls into

at Jul 14, 2014 2:33 PM
       

Cornyn, Cuellar Offer HUMANE Act to Solve Border Crisis

WASHINGTON— Tomorrow U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, will introduce the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, legislation designed to reform current law and solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

“Congressman Cuellar and I are proposing a solution to the current crisis on our border,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Our proposal would improve the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008, treating all unaccompanied minors equally and ensuring Due Process under the law in a timely, fair manner.”   Read more »

at Jul 14, 2014 12:33 PM
       

The concerns expressed by Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Sheldon Adelson are shared by countless men and women across the country

The concerns expressed by these billionaires are shared by countless men and women I meet everyday trying to run small businesses. They cannot find workers. They are afraid of losing the tenured and trained employees they have now. Our current border crisis is the result of not having an immigration fix. We need Congress to act!   Read more »

at Jul 14, 2014 9:57 AM
       

Legislation Approved This Week

On Thursday the House passed H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform our nation’s current workforce training system in order to make it more effective, modern, and accountable. At a time in which Americans are having trouble finding work, it is crucial that opportunities be available for individuals to improve themselves and remain competitive in the ever changing workforce. This legislation will promote the training programs necessary to help place American workers in American jobs, and take an important step towards increasing

at Jul 13, 2014 10:48 PM
       

With border crisis as backdrop, Texas business interests are in a full-court press on immigration

Humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border turns the issue on its head.

Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the United States House of Representatives, Texas business interests over the last couple weeks have been publicly pushing as hard as ever for comprehensive reform.

at Jul 12, 2014 6:00 PM
       

The Anger and the Hate in Moral America

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

The air is thick with discontent, rage and vengeance. It doesn’t take much to recognize that the American people have had enough, that they want to wake up from the never ending Obama nightmare.

at Jul 11, 2014 4:46 PM
       

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Immigration Reform

Although they may all come from different political spectrums, businessmen Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation; Warren Buffett, Chairman and Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway; and Bill Gates, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Microsoft and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have put their differences aside

at Jul 11, 2014 2:13 PM
       

Firefighter Daniel Groover, Fire Station 104, Houston, Texas

When there is a blaze, when there is a fire, when there is an explosion, when someone has an emergency medical problem, the firefighters rush in. While others flee danger, the firefighters, with sirens, red lights, horns, red-and-white trucks, charge into the jaws and midst of danger. Sometimes, the danger is overwhelming and firefighters are injured and killed.

Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees outside, in an area called Forest Cove, near the San Jacinto River in Houston, Texas, the fire alarm sounded at the fire station. A house fire then turned into two alarms. The firefighters rushed and battled a fire in the hot, humid Texas summer heat.   Read more »

at Jul 11, 2014 12:03 PM
       

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