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Cruz Talks to CPAC About How to Win

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 »

at Mar 6, 2014 2:16 PM

Failed Policies and Empty Promises: The State of Our Union under Obama

I went into the House Chamber Tuesday night hopeful that the President would put forth real solutions to move our country forward. Instead, I heard more of the same rhetoric and policies that got us here in the first place - and no specifics on how to change it.   Read more »

at Feb 4, 2014 5:32 PM

Congressman Poe Statement On State Department's Environmental Impact Study For Keystone XL Pipeline

I issued the following statement reacting to the State Department’s Environmental Impact Study for the Keystone XL Pipeline:

Now that the State Department has released its final Environmental Impact Study, it is time for the President to quit delaying and act on what is the national interest, not the interest of those in his corner politically.

at Feb 3, 2014 2:16 PM

Polls in Railroad Commission Race Show Ryan Sitton Lead Growing, Majority Still Undecided

In a poll released today regarding the race for Texas Railroad Commission, Ryan Sitton's campaign gained 4.25% from last week's poll. This week's poll shows Sitton at 17%. This week's poll of Republican Primary voters was conducted by Mike Baselice founder of the highly regarded firm Baselice & Associates.

Former State Rep. Wayne Christian and SREC Committeewoman Becky Berger are in a close race for second with 13% and 12%, respectively while Malachi Boyuls trails heavily at 4%.  

As is usual, in the race for Texas Railroad Commission, a full 56% of Republican Primary voters polled are still undecided, but that percentage is down nearly 10% from last week.   Read more »

at Jan 30, 2014 3:30 PM

New Yorkers Give Terrorists the Middle Finger!

The new tower built around the 9/11 memorial is a reminder of American ingenuity and American resolve as a new and bigger tower is built on the real estate where the original towers were brought down. Consider the tower New York giving the middle finger to terrorists as New Yorkers simply rebuilt the tower. The memorial is divided into two parts, the first being the actual buildings that will surround the memorial, and the second part is the creation of hallow grounds as fountains are built where the old towers stood and the fountains are surrounded by the names of those who perished. A museum will soon be completed, reminding Americans of what happened and why.

The buildings are just part of the American spirit that could break the back of our adversity if we are allowed. We are on the verge of being energy independent with the fracking revolution allowing us to grab energy

at Dec 29, 2013 11:16 AM

Federal Land Jobs and Energy Security Act

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the United States is producing more crude oil than it imports. U.S. oil output is soaring due to the fracking boom in North Dakota and, yes, in Texas and some other areas. That is the reason.

The Energy Information Administration said this week that oil production by barrels is up 11 percent from last year and 63 percent over the last 5 years.

at Nov 20, 2013 12:41 PM

Texas Patriots PAC Hosts Heritage Foundation's Jim DeMint - Exclusive Interview

Jim DeMint at Texas Patriots PACThe Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown and the implementation problems associated with ObamaCare. DeMint also discussed border security, illegal immigration and energy related issues with the PAC.

Following the meeting, Senator DeMint sat down with TexasGOPVote for an exclusive interview.

at Oct 15, 2013 6:18 PM

Oilfield Engineer Ryan Sitton Enters Crowded Field in Race for Texas Railroad Commission

Ryan SittonHouston oilfield engineer and small business owner, Ryan Sitton, announced his campaign for the Texas Railroad Commission this week in Houston. Sitton enters a crowded field of candidates running to fill the seat vacated by Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, who is now running for Texas Attorney General.

Sitton will campaign on the issues of technical experience and the conservative leadership that is so critical right now for our state's energy regulatory commission. Sitton is the only candidate currently in the race who lives and works in the Houston metropolitan area and has put together the funds and resources necessary to run a statewide campaign.   Read more »

at Sep 26, 2013 10:06 AM

Eliminating Deductions for the Oil and Gas Industry is Not a Solution to the Nation’s Debt Crisis.

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently published a paper analyzing President Obama’s proposed FY 2014 budget. TSCPA began its non-partisan analysis by quoting from the President’s budget message that stated he wanted to “eliminate unnecessary fossil fuel subsidies that impede investment in clean energy sources.” TSCPA noted that the President hopes that by eliminating

at May 15, 2013 1:59 PM

California Should Imitate Texas When it Comes to the Energy Industry

Texas is expanding with high paying jobs and leading America in entrepreneurship while California continues its nosedive. Texas, depending upon less taxes, common-sense regulation and encouragement of entrepreneurship, has grown whereas California is falling further behind with bankruptcy just around the corner. Here is the kicker, California could be as wealthy as Texas and be able to raise enough revenues to wet the appetite of any California politicians.   Read more »

at May 6, 2013 12:34 PM


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