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A Palestinian woman Hamas supporter hold up a rifle during a protest against the kidnapping and killing a Palestinian teenager by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem earlier in the week, and against any Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip in the Jabalya refugee camp, in northern Gaza, on July 4, 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: Lawmakers Hit Nikki Haley for Whitewashing Qatar’s Support for Hamas

WASHINGTON, DC. — A group of Republican and Democrat lawmakers has joined forces to pen a letter to United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, asking her to clarify what appears to be implying that there is a distinction between “political” and military leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization.

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Republicans, Democrats Convene on Capitol Hill to Call for a Free Iran

During a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday titled “Iran Regime’s Threats and Rights Violations: Policy Options,” Republican and Democrat congressmen and congresswomen gathered to express their commitment to supporting the people of Iran in their quest to achieve a free Iran.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congressman Poe on Speaker’s Race: ‘I Have Not Decided’

HOUSTON, Texas — Congressman Ted Poe (R-Houston) was on AM 1070 The Answer with radio host Sam Malone to discuss the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker’s race. He told Malone “I have not decided [on the Speaker’s race], if I had, I would tell you Sam.”

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. Ted Poe: Third World Countries Have Better Border Security than US

Rep. Ted Poe: Third World Countries Have Better Border Security than US

Friday evening, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) declared that America’s lax border security and President Barack Obama’s lawlessness on illegal immigration have lured illegal immigrants from at least 144 nations to enter America this year. “Third world countries protect their borders

Ted Poe Warns About Vulnerabilities of Southern Border

Ted Poe Warns About Vulnerabilities of Southern Border

Prior to passage of House Resolutions 5230 and 5272 dealing with the crisis at the southern U.S. border, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to emphasis the need to shore up that border

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

Texas Legislators Call Out VA Director Gibson over Treatment of Vets

Texas Legislators Call Out VA Director Gibson over Treatment of Vets

HOUSTON, Texas–Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, joined other state politicians and sent a scathing letter to Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson over the treatment of Texans who have served our nation’s military. The legislators

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

Rep Poe: Congress Should Cut Foreign Aid, Not Military Pensions

Rep Poe: Congress Should Cut Foreign Aid, Not Military Pensions

After Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) succeeded in pushing through one percent cuts in the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veteran and military retiree pension funds, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) pushed back by urging cuts in foreign aid instead.

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

Exclusive: Obama Inspires GOP Rep to Take Hardline Immigration Approach

Exclusive: Obama Inspires GOP Rep to Take Hardline Immigration Approach

GOP Congressman no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama’s winner-take-all approach to governance. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has decided to take a harder line stance

Congressmen Brutalize NSA in Judiciary Hearing

Sparks flew at the House Judiciary Committee hearing today, when the NSA was subject to a bipartisan assault about the NSA surveillance programs and documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Members of Congress threatened to pull funding from the agency saying

Pro-Israel Rep. Given Leading Role on Middle East Subcommittee

Pro-Israel Rep. Given Leading Role on Middle East Subcommittee

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) has been given the leading role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s “new Middle East and North Africa subcommittee.” She was specifically given “jurisdiction over the Middle East,” which is great news for Israel, as Ros-Lehtinen is considered