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Bicameral Leaders Take Action While Obama Waits

Washington - Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Congressman Joe Heck, Chairman, House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, and Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade made the following statement on the introduction of their resolution concerning Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, a day after their joint classified subcommittee oversight

at Mar 26, 2014 9:58 AM

Congressman Neugebauer Criticizes EPA Power Grab

I released the following statement today criticizing a draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would dramatically expand the agency’s jurisdiction. The rule redefines what constitutes “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

This is a power-grab, plain and simple. The EPA’s role is to ensure the

at Mar 25, 2014 5:04 PM

Over 500 sentenced to death in killing of lone police officer

A court in Egypt sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death convicting them of murder for the killing of a police officer in the rioting last summer in the city of Minya.

According to an article on CNN, "the Minya court has been criticized for taking just two sessions to reach its verdict against the 529 people convicted."

at Mar 25, 2014 3:22 PM

Pilots' Unions at Odds in American Airlines Merger

Seniority is an important issue in the airline industry. It affects everything from work schedules to job assignments to standby flight benefits and more. It is so critical that it has created strange bedfellows in lawsuits filed last week regarding the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

The seemingly odd combination of American Airlines (AA) and its pilots union,

at Mar 25, 2014 1:44 PM

How to Maximize Our Leverage with Putin

Sometimes it takes a sudden, flagrant breach of the international order to dispel a president’s naïveté about a foreign adversary. The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had that effect on President Carter. One can only hope that Russia’s annexation of Crimea will have a similar impact on President Obama.

As recently as September, the president was still trumpeting his Russian “reset” as a success -- which is to say, he was still calling the reset a success even after the Putin-Medvedev regime had (1) brutalized domestic human-rights activists,

at Mar 25, 2014 8:25 AM

Supreme Court to Hear Religious Freedom Case

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark case involving Obamacare’s violation of religious freedom. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are taking a stand before the highest court in the land against the mandate that requires all companies to provide coverage for sterilization, contraception, and abortifacient services. They’re fighting for businesses across the nation that have to choose between crippling fines

at Mar 24, 2014 6:48 PM

Texas Sues 'Veterans’ Group' for Alleged Deceptive Practices

In defending the honor of veterans, Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott this week filed a lawsuit against The Veterans Support Organization and four individuals for allegedly violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (TDTPA) by falsely representing the method of solicitation of donations and how the funds were actually used.   Read more »

at Mar 24, 2014 2:03 PM

Fighting to End Human Trafficking

The House Homeland Security Committee held a field hearing in Houston, “Combating Human Trafficking in Major Cities.” Human trafficking is often called “modern-day slavery”.

at Mar 24, 2014 11:50 AM

Exposing the Minimum Wage Fallacy

Raising the minimum wage will increase wages, but it won’t increase purchasing power, which means the standard of living for those making minimum wage will not increase. Those who trumpet raising the minimum wage as a way to alleviate the burden of poverty do not understand how businesses operate. This is nothing more than an attempt to attract voters ahead of a contentious midterm election cycle.   Read more »

at Mar 24, 2014 10:06 AM

How Has the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) Impacted Your Life?

While many in the State don’t know or care, the fact is that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is insolvent. That is a problem that impacts every Texan, even if they don’t have a TWIA policy and will result in higher fees and taxes for every citizen. Fortunately, Senate District 4 candidate Gordy Bunch has a plan to fix it and is committed to doing just that.

We will be covering this story in the coming weeks. In the meantime, comment below with your TWIA stories - good or bad. We want to hear from you!   Read more »

at Mar 23, 2014 6:30 PM


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