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Texas National Guardsmen Begin 12/7 Shifts on Border

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) have begun patrolling the Rio Grande Sector of the Texas-Mexico border. Guardsmen have been seen in patrol areas from McAllen to Rio Grande City. Under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Governor Rick Perry, the guardsmen have begun their operation to refer and deter along this small section of the border.   Read more »

at Sep 2, 2014 5:09 PM

Services Available Through Your Congressional Representative

It’s a privilege to serve you and the rest of Texas’ 19th District every day. I’m honored to represent you in Congress, and every time I cast my vote in the Capitol, I think about how that particular bill will affect us in West Texas and the Big Country. I really do appreciate it when you write, call, and email me. It helps me to know what y’all think so I can vote in our best interest.

But I want you to know that voting to shape a better Texas, and a better America, isn’t the only way I serve you. My office offers a number of services to help you navigate the federal government and celebrate your achievements.

at Sep 2, 2014 3:58 PM

Senator Cornyn Calls on President to Work with Congress on ISIL

The threat posed by ISIL should transcend partisan politics; with each passing day this terrorist group grows more capable and the danger to the U.S., our allies, and our interests becomes more serious.

The President, utilizing all levers of American power, must develop a clear strategy with achievable objectives and recruit a coalition of allies willing to defeat this terrorist threat. I encourage the President to communicate this strategy to the

at Sep 2, 2014 12:56 PM

Obama’s Cairo Speech vs His ‘No Strategy Yet’ Speech

Pres. Obama: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' to Fight ISIS

Obama gave his now infamous Cairo speech on June 4, 2009, and I wrote my thoughts on his ‘New Beginning’ speech on June 9. After listening to Obama give his ‘no strategy yet’ speech of just a few days ago, I thought it time to compare his ‘no strategy yet’ speech with his ‘new beginning’ Cairo speech.

at Sep 2, 2014 10:07 AM

Today is National Empty Chair Day

Two years ago, I started the National Empty Chair Day as noted on the TexasGOPVote website.

I wrote two years ago that the empty chair represented the failed economic policies of Barack Obama. I noted then that the empty chair represented the 23 million Americans who were either unemployed or underemployed due to the disastrous economic calamity that Mr. Obama had led us in for the first four years

at Sep 1, 2014 2:28 PM

Congressman Ted Poe's August Update

I hope y'all are enjoying the last few weeks of summer as August draws to a close and a new school year begins (and of course, a new football season too). This month, I’ve traveled across our district meeting with constituents and hearing about what’s on your minds.

Unsurprisingly, nearly everyone has voiced concerns with the crisis at the border and rightfully so.

at Aug 30, 2014 9:13 AM

Seize The Opportunities That Come With Each Academic Year

It’s back to school time and last week as I dropped my daughter Caroline off at her first day of first grade, I remembered the excitement that a new school year brings.

I wanted to give a message to our students: seize the opportunities that come with each academic year. Whether you’re starting kindergarten or finishing college, it’s an opportunity: an opportunity to work hard, attain new skills, and discover talents.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 5:04 PM

Meeting with National Utility Contractors Association

On Tuesday I met with representatives from the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) to talk about the importance of improving conditions in underground infrastructures across the United States. We also discussed the negative effects of burdensome regulations to which member companies are subject and how these regulations are hindering their growth. I always value listening to the concerns of local members of the business community and discussing my efforts to ensure their businesses can grow and thrive.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 3:55 PM
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Russian Troops in Ukraine

If NATO reports prove accurate that Putin has in fact sent over 1,000 troops into Ukraine to support and fight alongside Russian-backed separatists, this is an act of war against the sovereign state of Ukraine.

This alleged invasion follows Putin’s aggressive armament of Russian-backed separatists, located in Eastern Ukraine's disputed territory, that resulted in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and killed hundreds of civilians last month.

The President needs to definitively state whether or not Russia has invaded Ukraine and immediately condemn this overt escalation of an already serious conflict.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 2:13 PM

Kids and Guns

The anti-gun movement wasted no time exploiting the tragic situation in Arizona that caused the shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9 year old girl.

There were many mistakes made by the instructor that lead to his death.

Equally tragic, is the psychological impact that little girl will have to deal with for the rest of her life. It is a tragedy that could have been prevented and never should have happened.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 8:24 AM


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