WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) is pleased to announce an approximately $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to our Texas State Veterans Homes for capital improvement projects. The Big Spring Veterans Home will receive improvements as part of this grant. Neugebauer released the following statement:
“I’m pleased the Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized the sacrifice our Texas veterans have made in defense of our freedom. This grant will help improve the quality of our Texas State Veterans Homes for our deserving heroes. I remain committed to making sure the VA works for them.”
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Neugebauer for "standing up for small business."
WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement after receiving the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his voting record in support of small business owners during the 113th Congress:
“America’s small business owners are the engines for economic growth and the champions of job creation and opportunity in this country. I thank the NFIB for this award and applaud the good work they are doing to help our businesses succeed and get our economy back to its full potential. I will continue to support pro-growth policies and fight for our hard-working small business owners in the 19th Congressional District of Texas and all across America.”
Note: See below for the official press release from the NFIB recognizing Rep. Neugebauer’s efforts in support of small business owners:
For Immediate Release
Contact: Eric Reller 202-314-2073 or Eric.Reller@NFIB.org
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Neugebauer for “standing up for small business.” In presenting the group’s coveted Guardian of Small Business Award, Danner said, “Small-business owners are very politically active – paying close attention to how their lawmakers vote on key business issues and stand by those who stand for them.”
“The record shows that Rep. Neugebauer is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”
NFIB’s “How Congress Voted,” which serves as a report card for members of Congress, was also unveiled this week. The report presents key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker. Those voting favorably on key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 113th Congress are eligible for the Guardian award.
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 232 Representatives who stood up for small business.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/news.Read More
WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement celebrating Constitution Day:
“On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed, and our nation’s framework for government was created. Today, I’m proud to celebrate our Constitution which has served generations of Americans as a beacon for liberty and limited government. At a time when the federal government continues to overreach in just about every aspect of our lives, today should serve as a reminder of the Founders’ intentions and our system of checks and balances. I will continue to uphold and defend the Constitution and protect our founding principles for future generations to come, and I encourage all Americans to take some time today to read and honor this founding document.”
Eliminating the Global Threat of ISIL The global threat of the terrorist group ISIL is real. And it’ll only increase if we allow ISIL to keep building support, resources, and arms. Based on the briefings I’ve received on the subject, I don’t see any current threat on our home turf. But there is certainly the potential for an attack in the future – especially with the still porous condition of our southern border.
I’m disappointed the President hasn’t outlined a clear strategy to destroy this terrorist organization. And now the longer we wait, the fewer options we’ll have moving forward. Right now, the U.S. needs a concrete plan to eliminate this organization – not just degrade them or manage the threat.
Here’s what I see moving forward: House Leadership is discussing authorizing the President’s request to train and equip the Free Syrian Army (FSA) against ISIL. The President hasn’t yet requested an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), so we’re not discussing sending any troops at this point. Right now we’re looking for leadership from the President. And I’m waiting for him to vocalize a clear objective, with a plan to achieve it. Then I’ll work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure the President has the resources he needs to execute ISIL’s destruction.
I’m glad we’ve seen some global support over the weekend. We’ll need our allies in the Arab world to step up and fight against the extremists that threaten the region. We’ll need to be cautious and precise. I’m optimistic that with a serious plan from the Administration we can eliminate the threat of ISIL.
The Week Ahead in Congress This week, we’ll be voting to encourage economic growth and job creation, serve our veterans, and fund our government. Here are a few of the bills I’d like to share with you:
As always, please let me know what you think of the agenda for this week by calling, writing, or emailing me with your ideas.Read More
WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
“Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation’s thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the fallen and the lives that were forever changed. That morning, we witnessed firsthand the very ruthless and barbaric nature of extremist terrorists. While our country was under attack, we quickly united as Americans, cared for our neighbors, and showed the world just how strong, resilient, and patriotic we are.
“During those darkest of days, our first responders courageously rushed into harm’s way and their acts of bravery and selflessness will never be forgotten. And on this day, we are again reminded that freedom is not free, and brave Americans are still fighting to protect us from enemies who hope to attack our homeland and our ideals. We must continue to pray for our service members and their families who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty, and our men and women in uniform who continue the fight abroad to make sure we are safe at home. These heroes make me proud to be an American. May God continue to bless America.”
WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), released the following statement today after voting in support of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from expanding federal regulatory power under the Clean Water Act:
“Today I joined my colleagues in the House to hold the Obama administration accountable and prevent the EPA’s unprecedented overreach that gives Washington bureaucrat’s greater regulatory power over Texas waters, including those on private property.
“Our state and local officials, farmers, ranchers, and all Texans have the greatest interest in protecting their water. This bill prevents the administration from finalizing an overly broad rule that could put additional federal regulations on everything from flood plains to stock ponds. Instead, this bill requires the EPA to work with state and local officials to develop consensus regulations, preserving the federal-state partnership intended in the Clean Water Act.
“We do not need more Washington one-size-fits-all regulations that ignore the real-world consequences these rules have on our economic freedom, opportunity, and ability to create jobs.”
A Busy September Ahead: Putting Your Ideas into Action I learned a lot from you in August while traveling through West Texas and the Big Country. I’m glad we’re on the same page about wanting a robust national defense, a stronger economy, lower energy bills, and a more efficient and transparent government. Congress is back in session this week, and I’m ready to put your ideas into action. Here are some of the things I’ll be working on for you in the coming weeks:
We’ll also work out a plan to fund our government through the end of the year. It’s going to be a busy September. Stay tuned by following me on Facebook, Twitter, and reading Randy’s Roundup to watch our progress. And as always, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
Remembering 9/11 This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on our own home soil. My prayers remain with the families who lost loved ones and all of our brave first responders. Thirteen years later, I’m proud of our patriotic response. As we continue to face emerging threats of terrorism at home and abroad, I’ll stay committed to reinforcing our national security and protecting America. God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America.Read More
WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, released the following statement regarding the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC’s) decision to extend the systemically important financial institution (SIFI) designation to another non-bank company:
“FSOC's flaws have once again surfaced with the designation of another non-bank financial institution as a SIFI. This designation ignores the market realities of the insurance industry and its business model. Only regulators in Washington could come to this conclusion. All the more troubling, FSOC remains unwilling to lift its veil of secrecy and refuses to even disclose the reasoning behind this decision.
“The actions of these reckless regulators highlight the need for Congress to conduct more thorough oversight. I remain committed to working with my colleagues to prevent FSOC's flawed logic and overreach from spreading to other non-banks and the asset management industry.”
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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.
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Remembering and praying for all of our POW and MIA service men and women today on National POW/MIA Day. Our freedom comes from their bravery
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