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Peret Pass

"Politics is a contact sport, and you have to have confidence in yourself. This business can sometimes get personal and you need to be prepared to hold fast to your core values. During difficult times, or while under attack stay true to yourself and hold fast to that which you believe in the most."

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We Need to Uncap the Number of H-1B Visas

On Oct. 1, a new round of foreign H-1B guest workers will began to work in the United States. H-1B visas are for skilled workers in specialty occupations, mainly in engineering and computer occupations. H-1B visas are an important, albeit flawed, mechanism for highly skilled immigrants to enter the United States and contribute to our economy.

Only 85,000 H-1B visas are set aside for American firms to sponsor each year. The approval process begins on April 1 and the approved workers can begin working on Oct. 1. H-1B visas

at Oct 8, 2014 11:42 AM

Anti-Pojman Site Apparently Created by Company Linked to Empower Texans

This story was originally published on The Quorum Report

The conservative website recently launched with the express purpose of attacking a longtime pro-life advocate has apparent links to the conservative group Empower Texans and many of the candidates the group endorses. The site takes aim at Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Joe Pojman with the claim that he is “being used by establishment powers to cover the tracks of politicians who are weak on life.”

Republican politicians who have been in the crosshairs of Empower Texans like Rep. Bennett Ratliff and Rep. J.D. Sheffield are attacked on the site as being “pro-choice.”   Read more »

at Oct 8, 2014 10:31 AM

Nominating Students to Military Academies

For high school students who’d like to follow the footsteps of these heroes, I’d like to point out one of the many ways you can serve our nation. We have five service academies that that teach young students like you the honor, discipline, strategy, and bravery of serving as an officer in the U.S. military: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.   Read more »

at Oct 7, 2014 5:00 PM

Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2014 Approved in Committee

Recently, a bill I co-authored, H.R. 5229, the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2014, was approved by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will likely appear on the House Floor in November for final votes.

The bill will grant paid leave for first year federal employees who have a 30% or more service related disability. Currently, new federal employees do not have medical leave during their first year of civilian government employees.

at Oct 7, 2014 2:22 PM

“Pro-Life Hero” Attacked From the Right After Saying MQ Sullivan Should Register as a Lobbyist

This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report.

After publicly taking a stand against Midland oilman Tim Dunn’s spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan for failing to register as a lobbyist, pro-life activist Joe Pojman finds himself under attack by what he described as “dark information.”   Read more »

at Oct 7, 2014 8:37 AM

Ebola vomit washed down the sewer

The Fed likes to report good news. Whether it’s interest rates, unemployment rates, housing start, whatever, it’s never bad news. Even when it’s bad news, the spin will be that everything is under control. The same is true with Ebola.

No need to rehash that Obama said Ebola would not hit America’s shores, he has the border PROTECTED!   Read more »

at Oct 6, 2014 6:16 PM

The Bad Economics Of The Minimum Wage And The Fast Food Protests

This week I spoke to Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Economics 21 about the economics of the minimum wage and specifically about who was behind the fast-food protests. Do people spontaneously strike for 100% wage increases?

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at Oct 6, 2014 3:40 PM

Breitbart Exclusive: CPS Complaint Filed Against Texas Judge Over Daughter and Potential Ebola Exposure

DALLAS, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has learned a complaint was filed with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, also known as CPS. The complaint was filed on Sunday morning by a concerned Dallas citizen who had read about Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins going into the apartment where Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, lived while he was sick. Jenkins was in the apartment with four people who had been directly exposed by Duncan to the Ebola virus.

at Oct 6, 2014 1:20 PM

A Tour Around Brooks County and the Texas Border

Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled around the Second District to visit with constituents and hear your thoughts and concerns about what’s going on around the world. I also traveled to Brooks County last week to speak directly with local law enforcement and ranchers to get an update on the continuing crisis at our southern border.   Read more »

at Oct 6, 2014 9:57 AM

The Latest Information on the Texas Ebola Case

This week the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas in Dallas, TX. Before the news broke publicly, I had the chance to speak with the Director of the Centers for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Frieden, regarding the background of the patient, the strategy to contain the disease, and the methods they plan on using to prevent additional infections.   Read more »

at Oct 5, 2014 8:28 PM


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