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President Obama is Standing in the Way of 40,000 Keystone Jobs

After the House approved it today, the president is the only one standing in the way of the Keystone XL pipeline and 40,000 new energy jobs. After six long years of thorough review – including hearings held by the House Science Committee – we know that this pipeline will enhance our energy independence with minimal impact to the environment.

at Nov 14, 2014 2:34 PM
       

Barack Obama Should Thank North Dakota and Texas

Barack Obama should thank two states, North Dakota and Texas, for creating many of the jobs during his administration. Considering that Obama has done what he could to end much of the fossil fuels industry, it is ironic that during his administration, Obama presided over the rebirth of American energy and saw America become a leading energy producer.   Read more »

at Oct 27, 2014 10:25 AM
       

Unleash the Energy Entrepreneurs!

A headline that wind power requires 700 times the land space to produce the same amount of energy than fracked produced natural gas grabbed my attention. This headline sums up the problem with much of the alternative sources of energy: namely the juice equation doesn’t exist when compared to the fossil fuels and shows that we are far from replacing Natural gas, coal or oil when it comes to energy in the next few years   Read more »

at Aug 22, 2014 9:42 AM
       

Time to Remove Roadblocks to Energy Trade

The following was written by Congressman Joe Barton (TX-6):

America’s new found energy abundance creates incredible opportunities, but old laws are getting in the way of economic growth and the chance to strengthen security here and abroad.

Our nation is blessed with a bounty of natural resources, but until recently much of it remained out of reach.

at Aug 7, 2014 4:49 PM
       

This Week in U.S. House Legislation

The House passed three pieces of legislation this week - H.R. 6, The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act H.R. 3301, the, North American Energy Infrastructure Act and Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act – in an effort to unleash American energy in order to drive down gas prices and make our country less reliant on foreign sources of energy. Each of these bills would improve America’s energy policies by cutting through bureaucratic red tape, promoting job creation, and expanding the production of our natural resources.   Read more »

at Jun 27, 2014 1:35 PM
       

Poll Shows Ryan Sitton in Strong Position to Win Railroad Commissioner Runoff

Railroad Commissioner candidate Ryan Sitton's campaign recently released poll numbers showing him in a strong position to win the May 27th runoff election. The poll conducted in April 2014 by Baselice & Associates showed that both Sitton and Christian are relatively unknown and most voters are undecided, but when voters hear information about both candidates, Ryan Sitton surges ahead. (Key findings from the survey are listed below.)

What that means in this race is that resources are crucial. Whoever has the ability to raise their name ID and effectively deliver a message should win. The person who has demonstrated that ability in the past is Ryan Sitton.   Read more »

at May 2, 2014 1:58 PM
       

Pete Sessions Statement on April Jobs Report

Today, I released the following statement regarding the April unemployment report:

While today's report is good news for those who were able to find work, there is more that can be done to give the American people the robust growth that they deserve. Earlier this week it was reported that our GDP grew at a sluggish rate of 0.1% in the first quarter of the year and today’s report indicated that our labor force participation rate hit historical lows.   Read more »

at May 2, 2014 9:43 AM
       

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
       

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