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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
       

Senator Cornyn Demands Answers on Ebola Screening Procedures

Friday I wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the U.S. following this week’s first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas:

Full text of the letter is below.

October 3, 2014

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20229

Dear Commissioner Kerlikowske:   Read more »

at Oct 4, 2014 11:52 PM
       

Congressman Neugebauer Hosts South Plains Honor Flight at U.S. Capitol

It was a real blessing for me and Dana to be in the company of so many of our Texas veterans this morning, and a true honor to show so many of these heroes and their family and friends around their U.S. Capitol. This group included many members of the “Greatest Generation” and their stories continue to provide unmatchable inspiration that we must never forget. May God continue to bless all of our veterans and those who continue to wear the uniform in defense of our freedom today.

The Texas South Plains Honor Flight hosts and sponsors area veterans on an annual trip to Washington, DC at no cost to the veteran.   Read more »

at Oct 3, 2014 4:48 PM
       

ObamaCare: The Pig on Ice

If you’ve never seen a pig ice skate, then just take a gander at ObamaCare.

Obama has done about everything he can do to keep the attention off ObamaCare, but it’s time for another propaganda campaign from the Politburo.   Read more »

at Oct 3, 2014 3:11 PM
       

Bring Back Our Marine

It’s been six months since Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested for accidentally crossing the border into Mexico with three legally registered firearms. He’s sat in a Mexican prison ever since without any treatment for the PTSD that he suffers from. This week, a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee held a hearing on Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. At the hearing, I questioned how ironic it was that our Administration can negotiate with the Taliban to secure the release of a missing soldier, but no one from the Administration could pick up a telephone to get our Marine back. That is simply unacceptable and inexcusable.   Read more »

at Oct 3, 2014 11:10 AM
       

Pete Sessions Statement on the September Jobs Report

While this month’s jobs report indicates some signs of job growth, the American economy is still not growing quickly enough or broadly enough. Since President Obama took the oath of office, nearly 60% of job gains have been in low wage work, not full time, well-paying careers. Sadly, 9.7 million Americans remain underemployed while another nearly 10 million Americans have given up looking for work altogether.

at Oct 3, 2014 9:07 AM
       

Argument for Man being the primary mover behind Climate change debunked by Climate Alarmist!

The argument for man being the primary mover behind climate change is being debunked by the very studies provided by the believers in man being the primary mover behind climate change. That is right, climate alarmists are realizing that their computer models fail to predict the present climate pattern and are starting to look for excuses. Nature may play a role is their conclusion.   Read more »

at Oct 2, 2014 4:52 PM
       

Texas Voters to Decide on Taking a Step Forward for Road Construction

Texas is an economic engine unlike any other, but there are things that could put the brakes on our dynamic growth. Congested highways and the unreasonably long commutes that go along with them have the potential to slow commerce in a way that promises to be detrimental to the Texas economic experience. With over 1,000 people moving here each day, we’re told to expect as many as 18 million additional vehicles on our roads by the year 2040. That’s 45 million cars and trucks.

When Governor Rick Perry first took over the central office at the Texas Capitol in 2000, the state had zero debt for roads. One of Perry's enduring legacies – for better or worse – is that he embraced government debt to finance construction of highways. Now the credit card is maxed out,

at Oct 2, 2014 12:21 PM
       

Cease Travel Until the Ebola Threat is Contained

Yesterday, I sent a letter to Dr. Frieden, Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), regarding the recently confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. In the letter, Poe calls on the CDC to recommend that the President invoke his authority under 42 U.S.C. Title 42 Sec. 265 to prohibit non-essential travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea by all American citizens, resident aliens, and foreign nationals attempting entry into the United States, until this current outbreak is brought under control.   Read more »

at Oct 2, 2014 9:50 AM
       

Texas Governor’s Debate: Davis Dodges Questions With Unfounded Attacks

Once again, Texas Senator Wendy Davis used the Texas gubernatorial debates not to advance her own agenda, but to dodge questions and continue unfounded and disproven attacks on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Davis continued to ignore the moderator when her time had concluded on numerous questions and refused to give specific answers to questions from the panelists.   Read more »

at Oct 1, 2014 5:19 PM
       

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