Randy Neugebauer

Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

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Randy's Roundup: The Supreme Court Decisions

2015/06/30

The Supreme Court DecisionsSame-Sex Marriage Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued some major rulings that will have far-reaching implications across our nation. On Friday, the Court issued a ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges—legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. I am disappointed that five unelected judges at the Supreme Court circumvented the democratic process and ignored the desire of the millions of Americans at the state-level—including Texans—who voted in favor of traditional marriage. Instead of redefining the Constitution, the Supreme Court should have deferred to the states to continue to sort through this issue and reflect the will of the majority through the electoral process. In his dissent, even Justice Scalia offered a strongly worded criticism saying, “Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best”. He continued by saying, “Americans considered the arguments and put the question to a vote. The electorates of 11 States, either directly or through their representatives, chose to expand the traditional definition of marriage. Many more decided not to…..That is exactly how our system of government is supposed to work.” Government didn’t establish marriage, God did. I continue to believe in traditional marriage as a sacred pledge between one man and one woman. Moving forward, we must fight to ensure that the proper religious freedom protections are in place as to not infringe upon our freedom to believe. Like many of you, I am very concerned about what this ruling means for our religious freedoms. Last week, I participated in a call with Heritage Foundation experts to discuss the ruling and what it means. This week, I will be talking with pastors in our TX19 district and other religious freedom experts to talk about what we need to do to protect our freedoms as we move ahead.Obamacare’s Federal Subsidies On Thursday, the Court issued a decision in King v. Burwell, ruling in favor of Obamacare’s federal insurance subsidies. I was disappointed with this ruling and believe the Supreme Court once again failed to recognize the failures of Obamacare and its impact on American families. I continue to hear from individuals and families in the 19th District who continue to face higher health care costs for fewer care options, and worsening job and economic opportunities as a result of this fundamentally flawed law. We cannot give up the fight, and I am only more energized and motivated to fully repeal and replace Obamacare. Earlier this month, I cosponsored the American Health Care Reform Act. Under this new plan, written by conservative Members of Congress, after fully repealing Obamacare, we would increase access to affordable care by creating a standard deduction for health insurance—individuals with qualifying insurance receive a $7,500 tax deduction and families receive a $20,500 deduction. We would also increase competition between insurers by allowing people to shop and purchase insurance across state lines. Additionally, this plan would encourage innovation with targeted investments through the National Institute of Health (NIH) to encourage biomedical breakthroughs and cures for the most life-threatening diseases. Finally, America’s most vulnerable—including those with pre-existing conditions—would have access to care through state high-risk pools transferable across state lines. These are the kind of reform-focused solutions we need to get America’s health care system back on track.Texas Housing Case The Court also issued a ruling in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. While this case may not have received as much media attention as some of the others, it is nonetheless very consequential. Under this ruling, the Supreme Court interpreted the Fair Housing Act to allow claims of disparate impact—or the prosecution of business practices as discriminatory when there is no discriminatory intent. While I fully support the intentions of rooting out discrimination from our society, I’m afraid this ruling could open up a Pandora’s Box and further expand the regulatory power of the Obama Administration like we have not seen before. This ruling could further expose our Main Street community banks and credit unions to the Obama Administration’s regulatory push, and cause them to further retreat from offering financial products Texans most rely on. As Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, I will continue to closely monitor this issue.  

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1424 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4005
Fax 202-225-9615
randy.house.gov

Congressman Randy Neugebauer proudly represents the 19th Congressional District of Texas, which stretches across 29 counties.  He has offices in the cities of Abilene, Big Spring and Lubbock.

As one of the most conservative Members of Congress, Randy works to keep Washington accountable to hardworking American taxpayers by requiring commonsense spending and borrowing limits.

Randy was raised in West Texas, and he is a voice for traditional Texan values in Washington. Randy graduated from Texas Tech in 1972 with a degree in accounting.  He went on to work in real estate management, eventually starting his own land development company.

As a small business owner, Randy knows first-hand the dedication and commitment it takes to own and manage a successful company.  He also knows how government regulations can quickly deplete the resources of a small business, causing hard times for families and communities. Randy brings this businessman’s perspective to Congress where he advocates for reduced spending, fiscal discipline, free markets, and limited government.

Randy serves on three committees in the House of Representatives, where he can work on legislation that directly benefits his constituents.  He is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

As Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman, he’s working to reform the housing market, cut regulatory burdens, and shift risk away from American taxpayers and back into the private sector.

Randy’s legislative initiatives include eliminating wasteful federal spending, improving crop insurance, and supporting diverse domestic energy sources. He continues to work on legislation that will empower the constituents of the 19th Congressional District.

Randy’s support of conservative principles has been recognized by many groups and organizations.  He has received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, the Club for Growth Defender of Economic Freedom Award, and the Taxpayer’s Friend Award from the National Taxpayers Union.  He has earned a 100% lifetime rating by National Right to Life.  He has been recognized by National Journal as one of the six most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  In addition, Randy serves as an Assistant Republican Whip to House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy.

Randy is married to his high school sweetheart, Dana, who is a Ropesville native. Together they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and are the proud grandparents of three boys and one girl.


Serving With

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Ted Poe

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Sam Johnson

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John Ratcliffe

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Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

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John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

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Will Hurd

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Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

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