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Fifth Annual employAbility Expo in Dallas Today

Today the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities and I will be hosting the Fifth Annual employAbility Expo. This annual event serves as a critical resource for North Texas residents with disabilities that provides both job seekers and employers an invaluable opportunity to network with hiring representatives from more than 50 nationally recognized

at Sep 30, 2014 8:20 AM
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Gov. Perry To Deliver Keynote For Energy And Climate Policy Summit In Houston

Texas Governor Rick Perry will deliver the keynote speech for the Energy and Climate Policy Summit being held Thursday and Friday in Houston. The "At the Crossroads" summit is a unique gathering of experts in the area of energy production and climate change. The purpose of the event it so demonstrate the technological advances that have maximized energy production while greatly reducing negative impacts on the environment. The event is being co-hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.   Read more »

at Sep 24, 2014 7:32 AM
       

The Importance of Protecting Small Businesses

The U.S. economy needs help. The most recent data shows disappointing job growth and surging unemployment rates. But read carefully, and you’ll see that we in Texas added the most jobs of any state last month – beating the second highest job creating state by almost double. That’s because in Texas, we know how to boost the economy and put our citizens back to work. We know how to get out of the way and allow hardworking Americans to bring back American prosperity.

at Sep 23, 2014 11:48 AM
       

Congressman Farenthold Wins NFIB "Guardian of Small Business" Award

This past week, I received the Guardian of Small Business Award. This award is presented to elected officials in recognition of their hard work and dedication to encouraging continued economic growth. I view providing a free market without over-regulation by government as one of my primary responsibilities as your Congressman.   Read more »

at Sep 22, 2014 5:24 PM
       

Senate Skirting its Responsibility to Act

The House has passed more than 340 bills that are awaiting action on the Senate doorstep. Among those bills that the Senate has not taken up, one of the most important is the border security bill the House passed before the August district work period.

The Senate is, frankly, skirting its responsibility to act itself. The president is afraid of the American people and knows that what he wants to do is not popular and not supported by a majority of Americans.   Read more »

at Sep 22, 2014 8:36 AM
       

Exposing the EPA’s Plan to Regulate Your Power Plant

This week, I questioned top officials from the White House and the EPA about one of the most aggressive new government programs in our country’s history. The cornerstone of the White House's sweeping Climate Action Plan is EPA’s power plant regulation. Extending well beyond the power plants themselves, this rule will increase the cost of electricity and the cost of doing business. EPA’s mandates will be difficult for states to meet even under ideal circumstances. If energy prices or energy demand escalate, the costs of meeting those mandates will soar and American families will be forced to pay the bill.

Until this Administration can propose a detailed strategy, tell us

at Sep 20, 2014 1:28 PM
       

Immigration’s Real Impact on Wages and Employment

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has been releasing a series of reports claiming that immigrants are benefiting from the slightly recovering job market while natives are not. Of course, if immigrants were even less likely to gain jobs than Americans, CIS would use that as evidence that immigrants are a drain on the economy. No matter.   Read more »

at Sep 18, 2014 2:43 PM
       

The Senate Being Used As Incumbent Protection Program

More than a decade since I first came to this chamber, the United States Senate, it has become unrecognizable…Unfortunately, this chamber has devolved into one where not much gets done and when there are votes, they are frequently show-votes with the election clearly in mind.

We've had an experiment in big government over the last six years, and you know what? It hasn't worked out very well. Unemployment rates remain high;

at Sep 18, 2014 9:18 AM
       

Obama's Climate Action Plan

Today, I made the following statement at a hearing with the president’s top science advisor, Dr. John Holdren, and the top EPA air official, Janet McCabe, examining the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan and proposed EPA power plant regulations.

Today we look at one of the most aggressive new government programs in our country’s history. The Obama administration calls it the Climate Action Plan.   Read more »

at Sep 17, 2014 2:00 PM
       

A Republican Blueprint for Governing

More than a decade since I first arrived in the United States Senate, the chamber has become unrecognizable. What had traditionally been a forum for thoughtful debate of principled ideas has gradually devolved into a venue for carefully orchestrated theater.

Look no further than the Senate’s September agenda: Amid high unemployment and stagnant wages, widespread frustration over

at Sep 17, 2014 8:40 AM
       

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