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The Lie: Healthcare is a Human Right

We are told in America by the Left that healthcare is a human right. Then the Left trots out some failing European system to bolster their point.

As with most things Left, they are disingenuous liars. Healthcare is a privilege; always has been, and always will be. Ever wonder what primitive man did for healthcare?

Here’s a hint: He died! And it’s that way around much of the world. The fact is that healthcare is “earned” as a society becomes more civilized.   Read more »

at Dec 22, 2014 1:03 PM

Sen. Cruz’s Measure Granting Purple Heart Eligibility to Fort Hood Victims Heads to President’s Desk

Recently, I announced that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 includes legislation I sponsored to allow the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood to receive the Purple Heart.

The legislation, supported by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will expand eligibility for the Purple Heart to include members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or wounded in an attack inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization.   Read more »

at Dec 22, 2014 8:37 AM

A Piece Of Home This Christmas

The United States has our military all over the world, and we have for a good number of years. In fact, the United States has been at war for a long, long time.

This year, as we approach Christmas, families across America will gather around to enjoy homemade apple pie and turkey and each other's company, but our men and women in uniform, those volunteers, are still all over the world, protecting and representing the United States. These are America's best. It is the best we have in our country.   Read more »

at Dec 21, 2014 9:36 AM

Congressman Sessions Tours Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Friday morning I toured the ICU and Emergency Department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In August the hospital admitted the individual with the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. That experience prompted them to improve their hospital policies and ensure that the entire staff has the capability to deal with an infectious disease - such as Ebola - should another crisis arise in the future. I had the opportunity to learn about their efforts to strengthen their admittance process in the emergency room and bolster their protocol for response to infectious diseases.   Read more »

at Dec 20, 2014 9:58 AM
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Congressman Turner: We Must Ensure a Robust Ballistic Missile Defense Capability in Europe

Washington, DC: Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly released the following statement regarding the inclusion of $20 million in the recently passed Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for the acceleration of a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) site in Poland.

at Dec 19, 2014 5:15 PM

Sen. Cruz Bill to Aid Military Heroes Fighting Ebola Introduced in the House

Last week, the House of Representatives introduced companion legislation to my bill to ensure that members of the Armed Forces combatting the spread of Ebola in West Africa are entitled to appropriate tax benefits.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, filed the bipartisan companion legislation, H.R. 5804, in the House and it is co-sponsored by Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Roger Williams. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has signed on as a co-sponsor of my bill, S. 2965.   Read more »

at Dec 19, 2014 4:02 PM

Fighting EPA's Proposal to Regulate Existing Electric Power Plants

We all want healthy communities and a clean environment. But more job-killing mandates from Washington are not the solution. The EPA’s new ozone regulations could be the most expensive ever. Yet the EPA has ignored the law that requires a thorough analysis of their regulations’ negative impacts. At a time when 90 percent of Americans agree that studies and data used to make federal government decisions should be public, the EPA refuses to listen.

The House of Representatives last month sent a strong message when it passed the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 that would require the EPA’s regulations to be based on public information.

at Dec 19, 2014 9:28 AM

Congressman Ted Poe Statement On The European Union Reversing Designation Of Hamas As Terrorist Organization

Today, the European Union did an about-face of the worst kind, reversing their designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization. The General Court of the EU found that the original decision to include Hamas as a terrorist organization was made in haste based on news and media reports and not a “concrete examination” of their acts.

This could not be further from the truth.

at Dec 18, 2014 4:54 PM
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8 False Claims About Joe Straus

The legislative record of the Texas Legislature during the six-year tenure of House Speaker Joe Straus draws high praise from national pro-life organizations and harsh criticism from pro-abortion organizations. Americans United for Life ranks Texas as the 6th most pro-life state and writes, “As a result of aggressive legislative action over the past several years,

at Dec 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Smith Statement on Changes to Cuba Policy

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement Wednesday in response to President Obama’s announced policy changes regarding the U.S. and Cuba.

Alan Gross should never have been held prisoner by Cuba. I’m disappointed by the president’s announcement yesterday. This continues a troubling trend of misguided foreign policy that does not make Americans safer, and that undermines our core values as an open and free democracy. The president’s policy rewards a dictator who has deprived the people of Cuba of their freedoms.   Read more »

at Dec 18, 2014 10:20 AM


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