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The House continued our work to pass common-sense bills this week to help provide relief to the American people from the failed policies of the Obama Administration. On Wednesday, we approved H.R. 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act, which delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate. Since ObamaCare was enacted in 2010, the Administration has delayed or modified parts of the law more than 20 times through unilateral executive. Although the employer mandate has been delayed twice due to pressure from businesses and unions seeking reprieve from the law’s onerous costs,
It has been a almost year since a Navy Veteran and Firefighter, John Cinque stood before Connecticuts anti gun politicians and bravely proclaimed he would NOT COMPLY with their new unconstitutional laws.
In this video, the politicians brushed off the “unconstitutional” accusations with a response of “we are doing something… that's all people want and now that we have done something, the pressure will go away.” Read more »
Economic growth depends on job creators, not federal regulators. We need to increase access to affordable energy, not take energy options off the table. By requiring carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that doesn’t even exist, the EPA’s new power plant proposal effectively bans new coal power. There is no coal power plant anywhere in the world that can meet the EPA’s radical proposal.
What’s equally troubling is that the EPA is planning to require this same, unproven technology for new natural gas power. This amendment stops the EPA’s attack on natural gas. It prevents the EPA from using make-believe technologies when setting standards. Only in Washington can you call something ‘adequately demonstrated’ that doesn’t even exist.
I spoke this morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC. Watch the entire speech below.
I outlined a positive agenda that includes an American energy renaissance, repealing Obamacare, expanding school choice, abolishing the IRS, ending corporate welfare, auditing the Federal Reserve, and term limits. Read more »
Wimberly, Texas, the quaint, seemingly quiet town was the venue for one of the SD25 forums held on February 5, 2014. Contrary to what you may have heard, Senator Donna Campbell defended her positions on the Toll Roads, Pro Life, Budget, Transportation and the Municipal Utility District (MUD) with knowledge and assertiveness against the accusations and allegations of Mike Novak and Elisa Chan.
Allowing Texas Legislators to Subsidize Risk Unfairly Asks ALL Texans to Pay for Someone Else's Risk & Causes the Amount of Risk to Increase
With regards to this article in The Blaze, Capt. Brown certainly deserves the honor and respect of ALL Texans. But just because he is a remarkable soldier and has borne the ravages of battle on his body, his sacrifice DOES NOT make his opinions sacrosanct!
In reference to Brown's comments to the Realtors that he was in favor of the State of Texas subsidizing wind damage insurance for those who choose to live on the Texas Coast: Read more »
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday against a proposed rule from the IRS targeting 501(c)(4)s that would effectively make the IRS a campaign-finance regulator.
We already have an agency responsible for enforcing campaign finance rules. It’s called, strangely enough, the Federal Election Commission. And it’s a strictly bipartisan institution, as it should be. Read more »
Wayne Christian Authored 5 Legislative Bills that Would Increase Regulations and Provide Solyndra-like Subsidies for Renewable Energy
During his time as Texas State Representative, Wayne Christian, now a Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, authored five legislative bills that would put increased regulations on Texas oil and gas companies.
With Texas' strong energy industry generating crucial jobs and tax revenue for Texans, one would think a candidate for our state's oil and gas regulatory board should have experience in supporting the oil
The Obama Administration has ignored laws, failed to enforce laws, undermined laws, and changed laws by executive orders and administrative actions.
These include laws covering health care, immigration, marriage, drugs, and welfare requirements.
Other presidents have issued more executive orders but no president has issued so many broad and expansive executive orders that stretch the Constitution to its breaking point. Read more »