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Texas Rep. Introduces Bill to Protect Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees

A U.S. representative from Texas introduced a bill on Tuesday in the nation’s capital to protect state governors who refuse President Barack Obama’s plans to resettle Syrian refugees in their respective states. At least thirty-one governors have made statements refusing these refugees because of security concerns.

Texans Stand With Texas Veterans

Estimates vary, but the Greater Houston is home to between 250,000 to 270,000 Texas veterans. The number is growing because, according to Congressman Ted Poe, one out of ten active duty military is from Texas and many of these will likely retire in Texas.

Texas Congressman Votes to Hold VA Employees Accountable

A freshman Texas U.S. Representative took a vote this week to protect veterans and hold VA employees accountable. The move comes in the wake of VA scandals where veterans have received long delays in treatments or no treatment at all for their service related disabilities and injuries.

Obama Fails to Protect Us, Again

Obama Fails to Protect Us, Again

Of all the examples of incompetence and failure to protect Americans that the Obama Administration has displayed, its failure to keep Ebola out of our country may be the worst. Obama’s number-one job is to keep dangerous people from coming

GOP Rep Demands Obama Ban Travel to West Africa

GOP Rep Demands Obama Ban Travel to West Africa

Friday on NewsMax TV’s “American Forum”  Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) called on President Barack Obama to ban non-essential travel to and from West African nations effected by the Ebola epidemic.  Poe said, “It’s current law,” explaining the president could require

Congressman Poe Visits Immigrant Overrun Brooks County

Congressman Poe Visits Immigrant Overrun Brooks County

HOUSTON, Texas — Congressman Ted Poe paid a visit to the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office and Ranchers in Falfurrias today as part of his Texas border fact-finding tour. While Brooks County is a non-border county located more than 80 miles

Rep. Poe: Rice Punishment 'Pathetic'

Rep. Poe: Rice Punishment 'Pathetic'

Texas GOP Rep. Ted Poe, founder of the Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus, blasted the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice on Friday. A video emerged of Rice dragging his unconscious then-fiancee out of an elevator after

Congressman Poe Honors Texan Col. Rudder on D-Day

Congressman Poe Honors Texan Col. Rudder on D-Day

FORT WORTH, Texas–Congressman Ted Poe took to the House floor today in Washington, D.C. to honor Army Lieutenant Colonel James Earl Rudder who led his troops into battle seventy years ago today. Colonel Rudders assignment on this “Longest Day” was

Texas Congressmen React to VA Secretary Resignation

Texas Congressmen React to VA Secretary Resignation

HOUSTON, Texas–President Barrack Obama accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday and named Deputy Secretary Sloan D. Gibson as acting Secretary. The rare display of accountability leaves veterans and citizens across America wondering what is next

US House Declares War on Human Trafficking

US House Declares War on Human Trafficking

HOUSTON,Texas–The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills on Tuesday attacking various aspects of our national problem of human trafficking. Texas is currently one of the nation’s hubs for human trafficking and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) took the

Boehner: Amnesty After GOP Primary Filing Deadlines

Boehner: Amnesty After GOP Primary Filing Deadlines

A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent