Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

Stockman moves to block Obama’s illegal transfer of $440 million to HAMAS-connected government

2014/09/10

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) Tuesday filed legislation blocking the Obama administration’s funding of the joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government. The “Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.”  It is the House companion to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “Stand With Israel Act.” The Obama administration announced June 2 that Obama would recognize and finance the Palestinian government, which was jointly organized with HAMAS terrorists. That announcement violates a federal law prohibiting any support to HAMAS. “Barack Obama broke the law to funnel $440 million a year to terrorists committed to killing Jews. If federal law isn’t clear enough to President Obama, perhaps we need to be more direct,” said Stockman. “The ‘Stop Funding Terrorism Act’ removes any loopholes Obama is using to give U.S. taxpayer dollars to terrorist groups.” A 2012 federal law prohibits foreign aid to “any entity effectively controlled by Hamas, any power-sharing government of which Hamas is a member, or that results from an agreement with Hamas and over which Hamas exercises undue influence.”   The law provides no waiver mechanism allowing the President to ignore it. “[We’re] deeply disappointed,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Time magazine. “Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction, and the international community must not embrace it. That would not bolster peace. It would strengthen terror.” -30- Read More

Stockman blocks EPA power grab, urges Congress to strip bureaucrats of unchecked power

2014/09/10

> ‘The Waters of the US scheme is so radical Democrats couldn’t pass it when they controlled the House, Senate and White House’   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Wednesday voted to pass H.R. 5078, which blocks the Obama administration from enacting a radical expansion of EPA authority, and urged Congress to strip the federal government of its ability propose future power grabs. Earlier this year Stockman proposed similar language as an amendment to federal spending bills. Stockman’s amendment would have blocked any funding of any study or enactment of the rule. The bill prohibits federal agencies from enacting a proposed redefinition of “waters of the United States” which would have given the EPA to power to regulate any property they claim forms a “nexus” with a navigable waterway. The term “nexus,” and other terms, are vaguely defined, and the rule includes any surface feature with the ability to hold or carry water, placing virtually any targeted property under federal control as a waterway. “The EPA’s radical rule would give the federal government power over virtually any property it wants.  It was proposed for one reason, to give the radical environmentalist movement unchecked power,” said Stockman. “The radical environmentalist movement has been pushing this proposal for decades.  The Waters of the US scheme is so radical Democrats couldn’t pass it during the decades when they controlled the House, Senate and White House.  That’s why Obama ordered the EPA to simply enact it as a rule,” said Stockman. “Liberals are using the power of bureaucracy to enact radical power grabs they know have no support.  Congress must eliminate the power of unelected federal employees to propose and enact their own rules.  There can no be rule by executive decree in a constitutional republic,” said Stockman. “Congress must pass the REINS Act, which requires any major federal rule be passed by Congress and signed by the President before it can be enacted,” said Stockman. “Laws must be made by elected lawmakers, not a radical activist with a federal employee badge.” The proposed EPA rule would so radically expand the definition of federally-regulated waterways even the desert itself would be regulated as water. “My west Texas ranch sits in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert,” said Stockman communications director Donny Ferguson.  “There is no water whatsoever anywhere on the property.  Under this EPA rule my desert ranch would become a federally-regulated waterway.  The EPA is so power-hungry they’ll define a waterway as a place even Noah wouldn’t build a boat.” -30- Read More

Stockman urges Obama to push back Putin aggression

2014/09/09

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman last week issued a letter to the White House urging President Barack Obama to levy sanctions on the Russian government in response to its invasion of Ukraine, and to supply Ukraine with the means to defend itself. “Vladimir Putin will not stop at Ukraine, and Poland and the Baltic States have no realistic means by which to defend themselves. It is our geopolitical strategic interest to act now, before Eastern Europe is under a Russian thumb,” writes Stockman. “We do not need to spill American blood in this war. There are great numbers of young Ukrainians who are ready to defend and fight for their homeland, but do not have the means to do so,” writes Stockman. “We need to send them small arms such as AR-15s and M-16s, as well as .50 caliber machine guns, anti-tank weapons and other ordnance; Russian tanks are pushing their way further into Ukraine undeterred,” writes Stockman. “I also recommend that the United States impose strict Level 3 economic sanctions upon Russia, end all Russian foreign exchange educational programs until Russia pulls their forces out of Ukraine, and push to remove Russia from SWIFT,” writes Stockman. The full text of the letter is below: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 The President The White House Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. President: As I write this letter, the situation in Ukraine is desperate. Right now Ukraine’s national sovereignty is being violated as thousands of Russian soldiers are invading Ukraine and killing innocent civilians while you do nothing. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, aircraft, and tanks is unmistakably an act of war and a blatant violation of the Russian Federation’s agreements in the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. Russia’s actions are also a clear violation of the United Nations Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, and the Paris Charter. This violation of international law and your inaction has put the U.S. in a position of tacit complicity. Vladimir Putin’s attitude of aggression is demonstrated by his boast that he could “take Kyiv in two weeks.” Some of his fellows openly support efforts to “cleanse Ukraine of idiots” and they advocate “genocide” of the “race of bastards.” The attitude and actions of Vladimir Putin are eerily similar to those of Adolf Hitler prior to the WWII, and I am alarmed to learn that last weekend fascists in Russian-occupied Crimea hosted a neo-Nazi conference. Your multiple harsh warnings and stern remarks to Putin have had no effect and your “don’t provoke Putin” approach has been wildly unsuccessful. President Putin has made a mockery of America and your foreign policy leadership. Russia does not take the United States seriously and views western leaders as weak figureheads who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Ukraine cannot win a prolonged war against Russia and Ukraine has requested international support. We can provide the needed supported. If we allow Ukraine to fall, then we embolden Putin to move on the remainder of Eastern Europe. Without American-led opposition, Vladimir Putin will not stop at Ukraine, and Poland and the Baltic States have no realistic means by which to defend themselves. It is our geopolitical strategic interest to act now, before Eastern Europe is under a Russian thumb. We do not need to spill American blood in this war. There are great numbers of young Ukrainians who are ready to defend and fight for their homeland, but do not have the means to do so. I recommend that you send desperately needed arms and weapons to Ukraine.   We need to send them small arms such as AR-15s and M-16s, as well as .50 caliber machine guns, anti-tank weapons and other ordnance; Russian tanks are pushing their way further into Ukraine undeterred. I am encouraged by NATO’s decision to support its member states to provide military and technical assistance to Ukraine, and I encourage you to lead NATO members to support democracy, and the rule of law by supporting Ukraine. I also recommend that the United States impose strict Level 3 economic sanctions upon Russia, end all Russian foreign exchange educational programs until Russia pulls their forces out of Ukraine, and push to remove Russia from SWIFT. We also need to begin a national prayer initiative, with all faiths praying for Ukrainian protection. It is clear that the United States is once again embroiled in a cold war with Russia and so far we have yet take the needed strong position to challenge Putin’s aggression. No one is safe when Russia is an aggressive superpower with a nuclear arsenal. The longer we talk without actions, the further Putin and the Kremlin’s agenda advances. It’s time to stop speaking loudly and carrying a chicken feather. Respectfully, Steve Stockman Member of Congress -30-   Read More

As Democrats try to outlaw conservative spending, their top funder embraces terrorists

2014/09/09

> ‘If Democrats think political spending is a threat to the nation, they can start by returning the tens of millions they pocket each year from a supporter of international terrorists’   WASHINGTON -- In the same week in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seeks to ban political spending by Americans who advocate limited government, one of the Democrat Party’s biggest funders is celebrating five convicted international terrorists, Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) revealed Tuesday. The Service Employees International Union will host “An Evening of Solidarity” Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C. to ask for the release of “The Cuban Five,” five terrorists sent to the United States by Cuba’s Communist dictator Fidel Castro with orders to attack and kill Americans.  They were convicted in 2001 of espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. The SEIU-hosted event argues the five terrorists “deserve to receive medals of honor for their actions.”  Among those actions was helping the Cuban government shoot down planes carrying American citizens, killing four in 1996.  “The Kochs want government to leave them alone.  The SEIU wants to give ‘medals of honor’ to terrorists who tried to kill Americans.  Guess which one Democrats want to destroy and which one they warmly embrace?,” said Stockman. “Democrats are trying to outlaw conservative political spending in the same week their top bankroller is trying to free violent anti-US terrorists,” said Stockman. “If Democrats think political spending is a threat to the nation they can start by returning the tens of millions they pocket each year from a supporter of international terrorists.” “The Service Employees International Union has emerged as the top outside spender on Democratic campaigns this year, surpassing even President Barack Obama's main super PAC,” the Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 1, 2012. The SEIU also hosted an information table for supporters of the five terrorists at their 2012 national convention.  “This was the very first time that a major U.S. union provided space to bring the case of the Cuban 5,” the pro-terrorist group noted. While Reid has singled out Charles and David Koch for personal attacks over 134 times on the Senate floor based on their support for less government, he has never criticized the SEIU’s open support for terrorists convicted of trying to kill Americans. “Any candidate who accepts funding or support from the SEIU should explain why they’re backed by advocates for international terrorism,” said Stockman. -30- Read More

Red Alert: Obama Failometer score grows to all-time high as economy tanks under Democrats

2014/09/08

- Monthly job growth collapses by 33% - Civilian labor force rate falls again, ties nearly-four decade low - Black unemployment significantly higher than under Bush - Objective mathematical formula shows an economy teetering on collapse WASHINGTON – The nation’s economy is at its weakest point under Obama, according to an objective mathematical measurement of the nation’s economic indicators released Monday by Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36.) The “Obama Failometer Score” grew to 1,299 for August.  That is the highest score ever recorded since the mathematical formula was developed in January 2013. “Obama’s aggressive wealth redistribution schemes and increasingly autocratic dictates are destroying confidence in the economy.  It’s no wonder job creators are fleeing the United States in record numbers,” said Stockman.  “Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are condemning millions of formerly working Americans to a life of poverty and hopelessness.” “The economy won’t grow until Obama’s power shrinks,” said Stockman.  “If we were measuring unemployment using the same figures we used under Bush it would show things are even worse under Obama.  But the media won’t tell you that.” The administration reports only 142,000 jobs were created in August, a drastic plunge from the 212,000 reported jobs created in July. Neither number is anywhere close to the job creation figures needed to stabilize the economy.  Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, reports the economy must create 371,000 jobs each month just to be an average economic recovery. Obama has never come close to that figure.  Obama can set the Failometer to zero simply by having a better economy than Bush and fulfilling his 2008 and 2012 campaign promises to help blacks and Hispanics gain economically. The Obama Failometer uses a fixed mathematical score to calculate four economic indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The figures from the monthly reports are weighted to provide a balanced total score, which ranges from zero to 1,000. A score of 0 represent economic stability and racial equality. The higher the score, the deeper the economic failure. Even worse, Obama has yet to generate a Failometer score that can be contained within the chart’s range of zero to 1000. The Obama Failometer Score was originally displayed on a ten-foot-long billboard displayed in the hallways of the Capitol’s Cannon House Office building.  House officials ordered it torn down in January after Democrats complained. Here is how the Obama Failometer Score is calculated: FACTORS MEASURED AGAINST BUSH Monthly jobs created: The economy must create 371,000 jobs a month just to be an average economic recovery.  That has never happened under Obama. Obama promised not only to restore the economy to where it was under Bush, but grow it.  So far Obama has failed to even perform as well as Bush. This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by subtracting the number of jobs created in the previous month from the 371,000 jobs needed per month just to be an average recovery, and dividing by 1,000 to balance it against other factors. The BLS reports the economy created only 142,000 jobs last month, 229,000 fewer than needed to restore the economy.  This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 229. Civilian labor force participation rate:  The civilian labor force participation rate, the ratio between those 16 and over in the labor force against the national population of those 16 and over, is an important measure of economic health.  After puttering along during the Bush administration, including through the “Bush years” of the recession, under Obama it has plunged sharply. This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by subtracting the monthly civilian labor force participation rate from the average Bush administration rate and multiplying by 100 to balance it against other factors. According to data from the BLS, under Bush the average monthly civilian labor force participation rate was around 66.2 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the monthly civilian labor force participation rate last month fell to 62.8 percent.  Obama inherited a 65.7 percent rate. This ties the worst rate since August 1978 and 3.4 percent worse than Bush’s average of 66.2 percent.  This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 340. FACTORS MEASURED AGAINST OBAMA’S OWN RHETORIC Black unemployment:  No one has suffered more economically under Obama than black Americans. Obama’s election and re-election has meant crippling poverty for the black community. This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by taking the monthly unemployment rate for blacks and subtracting the monthly unemployment rate for all Americans, and multiplying it by 100 to balance it against other factors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the black unemployment rate last month was 12.0 percent, while the national overall rate was 6.1 percent.  That is a gap of 5.9 percent. This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 590. Bush’s average black unemployment rate was 9.7 percent and an overall national average of 5.2 percent, a 4.5 percent gap that gives Bush a score of 450.  Black employment was comparatively better under Bush than Obama. Hispanic unemployment:  Despite winning the Hispanic vote, Obama’s liberal policies have caused widespread damage to the Hispanic community.  Thanks to Obama, they continue to lag behind the national average in many economic factors. This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by taking the monthly unemployment rate for Hispanics and subtracting the monthly unemployment rate for all Americans, and multiplying it by 100 to balance it against other factors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Hispanic unemployment rate last month was 7.5 percent, while the national overall rate was 6.1 percent.  That is a gap of 1.4 percent.  This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 140. The Hispanic unemployment rate hit its all-time historic low of 4.7 percent during Bush's last term.  It is almost twice that rate under Obama. 229: Monthly jobs created 340: Civilian labor force participation rate 590: Black unemployment 140: Hispanic unemployment THEREFORE, THIS MONTH’S OBAMA FAILOMETER SCORE IS 1,299. #  #  #     Read More

The Middle East is on fire and being overrun by radical Islam.

2014/08/29

Washington - The Middle East is on fire and being overrun by radical Islam.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is on the march, Libya is burning, and Hamas is attacking Israeli civilians.  The world is looking for leadership at this difficult time.  Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are spearheading the effort to defeat radical Islam in the region.  Congressman Stockman made the following statement Friday:  “I want to thank the governments of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for taking the lead in confronting radical Islamists in the Middle East.  Several days ago, UAE pilots flying out of Egyptian airbases attacked Islamist fighters in Libya.  This is a good example of two nations coming together to combat a regional threat.  Hopefully, more will follow in the future.”    “Unlike our current Administration, the governments of Egypt, under the leadership of President Sisi, and the UAE recognize the danger posed by the radical Islamic groups fighting for control of Libya.  ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood have made evident their movements do not stop at borders.  The United States should support the efforts of the two nations, as they attempt to roll back Islamic Fascism.” “President Sisi is leading the peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians, while at the same time defending the region from Islamic Fascism.”      Read More

RED FLAG: White House continues to dodge questions about payoffs to terrorists

2014/08/19

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement Tuesday morning: On June 5th I sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking whether any compensation was provided by anyone to the Haqqani terrorist network in exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal. Yesterday I received a response from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs Elizabeth King.  Secretary King states “ we (the U.S. Government) did not pay any money to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s release.” I appreciate Secretary King’s straightforward response.  However, that was not the question I asked President Obama. I specifically asked President Obama:  “Did you or anyone authorized by or associated with your Administration, authorize any form of compensation, direct or third party, in exchange for Bergdahl?” Secretary King’s response is what I expected.  Obviously the U.S. Government would not make a direct payment to terrorists, which is why that was not what was asked. Additionally, if such an arrangement took place I doubt the Obama White House would have notified the Defense Department, who would not have supported paying terrorists. I asked about third party financing because Sgt. Bergdahl was released by the Haqqanis in exchange for five Taliban terrorists.  That is unusual, as the Haqqani network is not directly related the Taliban and would have received no significant benefit from the release of Taliban militants. There is the distinct likelihood of an arrangement in which President Obama would release Taliban terrorists in exchange for Taliban commanders purchasing Berghdal’s ransom from the Haqqani network. Such an agreement by the Obama White House would provide material support to terrorists on two fronts, releasing Taliban militants and funding Haqqani terrorism. That is why Americans are disturbed that the Obama administration has continued to dodge the following questions, which were originally sent to the White House June 5. 1)      Did Bergdahl’s captors, or anyone associated with his captivity, request renumeration in exchange for Berghdal?  2)      Did you or anyone authorized by or associated with your Administration, authorize any form of compensation, direct or third party, in exchange for Bergdahl? 3)      If you or anyone authorized by or associated with your Administration, authorized any form of compensation, direct or third party, in exchange for Bergdahl would you deny it? 4)      Would you agree that cash payments to the Haqqani Network, by any party, assists the Network in carrying out violent and terrorist acts? 5)      Would you agree that cash payments to the Haqqani Network, by any party, constitute material support to terrorists? 6)      The late Michael Hastings, reporting for “Rolling Stone” in 2012, wrote, “’It (Bergdahl’s release) could be a huge win if Obama could bring him home,’ says a senior administration official familiar with the negotiations. ‘Especially in an election year, if it's handled properly.’”  Was the Bergdahl exchange agreement discussed with or shared with anyone on the White House’s political staff?  What was the date and nature of the communication? The Haqqani network, which held Bergdahl for five years, funds its terrorist activities in part by ransoming prisoners.  The ransom for a uniformed American service member would greatly benefit the group’s terrorist activities. The Haqqani network generally does not release Westerners unless they receive a large payment.  It would be hard to believe they would release Bergdahl in an exchange that does not directly benefit them. By passing these questions off to the Defense Department the White House continues to raise red flags about its potential relationship with terrorists. The White House continues to refuse to directly answer a simple question.  Did the President approve a deal in which a third party paid the Haqqani terrorists for Berghdahl’s release, and if he did would the White House deny it? Americans deserve a straightforward answer as to whether their Commander-In-Chief approved or was aware of payments to terrorists in exchange for Sgt. Bergdhal. -30- Read More

Stockman introduces real border bill to build fence, detain gang members, cut off welfare

2014/07/31

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday introduced legislation that would end the current border crisis by building a full double fence along the US/Mexican border, deploying additional law enforcement to the border, detaining gang members, punishing countries that refuse to accept repatriated illegals and banning welfare benefits for amnestied illegals. The SECURITY Act (Safely Exacting Cautious Useful Rules for Immigration This Year) is numbered H.R. 5316. “Border Patrol agents tell us this invasion started when Obama announced DREAM Act amnesty for young illegals.  Border Patrol agents also tell us since then hordes of illegals cross the border, walk right up to Border Patrol and say ‘We are here because Obama will take care of us,’” said Stockman.  “Obama can end this crisis right now by dropping his amnesty scheme.  If he won’t, this bill does it for him.” “Gang members with face tattoos openly tell Border Patrol agents about the murders they committed in Central America.  Immigration laws prevent agents from detaining these bragging killers,” said Stockman.  “Under Obama’s amnesty scheme these killer gang members are set loose in the United States to later get amnesty.  Obama doesn’t care.  The SECURITY Act puts a stop to that by detaining gang members and stopping Obama’s plan to give them amnesty.” “These illegals say they are coming because Obama promised them welfare benefits.  The invasion stops once Congress passes this bill, which cuts off welfare benefits to these illegals even if Obama issues an Executive Order giving them amnesty,” said Stockman. The bill also punishes countries that refuse to accept their repatriated illegals by terminating trade and aid benefits. Stockman’s  SECURITY (Safely Exacting Cautious Useful Rules for Immigration This Year) Act: Section 2. Metrics •           Establishes metrics to evaluate the security of the border by defining operational control. •           Penalizes the budget of the DHS Undersecretary for Management for failure to achieve operational control. Section 3. Fencing •           Requires completion of double-layered fencing along the entire Southern border. •           Requires initial plan and periodic progress reports on status of construction. •           Penalizes the DHS Secretary’s budget for failure to submit plan and progress reports. Section 4. Border Patrol •           Requires House and Senate Committees to be notified if there are closures of Border Patrol stations and the reasons for the closure and plans for redistribution of personnel. Section 5. National Guard •           Deploys additional members of the National Guard to support Border Patrol. •           Provides federal assistance for state border control activities. Section 6. Detention •           Allows detention of dangerous criminal aliens beyond 6 months. Section 7. Gangs •           Prohibits foreign criminal gang members from receiving asylee or refugee status. Section 8. Judges •           Requires the Attorney General to submit annual requests to Congress for immigration judges. Section 9. Facilities •           Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit annual requests to Congress for detention facilities. Section 10. Incentives •           Closes the additional child tax credit loophole. •           Prohibits an alien deemed to have lawful presence via executive order or policy directive from being defined as a qualified alien for purposes of public benefits. -30-   Read More

Stockman sends condolences and support to Malaysia and Ukraine

2014/07/17

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36,) a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent the following letter Thursday to the ambassadors of Malaysia and Ukraine: Ambassadors Jamaluddin and Motsyk, Innocent men, women and children from nations across the world were killed today by militants dedicated to aggression and occupation in Ukraine. This senseless tragedy is the result of a regime who feel they can act against sovereign nations and innocent citizens with impunity.  When the initiation of force is not repelled, aggression grows unchecked.  When those who value peace exude weakness, violence is visited on the innocent. Whether Russian or Russian-backed forces deliberately targeted a civilian flight or mistook a Boeing 777 for a military cargo plane is irrelevant.  This act is an atrocity committed in Ukrainian airspace. Russian should withdraw all troops and equipment from Ukraine and Crimea, and hand over those who authorized or carried out this strike so they may be prosecuted to the full extent of international law and institutions.  The flight data recorders at the scene should also be recovered and delivered to a neutral authority on the matter. This is a time to find out what happened, and to find out how to prevent such an atrocity from ever happening again. Americans are united in condemning this horrible act and whoever perpetrated it. Regards, Congressman Steve Stockman Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee -30- Read More

Stockman condemns attack on civilian flight, urges Russia to cease aggression

2014/07/17

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36,) a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement Thursday: The tragic targeting of a civilian airliner is a deadly reminder of the cold brutality of Russia’s illegal occupation.  Putin should immediately withdraw all forces from Ukraine, relinquish all claims over Ukranian and Crimean territory and hand over any and all troops who have committed war crimes.  Russia should also relinquish the plane’s flight data recorders and hand them over to a neutral third party. -30- Read More

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Steve Stockman was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, with a vision of limited government, strong support for American families, and a robust national defense.

Rep. Stockman serves the people of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, which was created as a result of the 2010 census and includes the counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler, and portions of southeastern Harris County.

The district is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the research and training facility for all manned space exploration and the location of the popular Mission Control Center.  As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Rep. Stockman highlights the importance of a vigorous space exploration program to keep the U.S. at the forefront of space technology.

The district also contains the highest number per capita of oil and gas refineries and downstream petrochemical plants in the world.  Rep. Stockman is working for commonsense regulatory relief for the nation’s oil and gas industries, which will lead to less dependence on foreign oil and more American jobs.  The completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, for instance, will lead to the creation of tens of thousands of new employment opportunities.

A fierce defender of constitutional liberties, Rep. Stockman is a leader in defending the Second Amendment.  He introduced the very first pro-gun bill in the House in 2013 (H.R. 35, to repeal federal gun free zones).

When the President threatened to bypass Congress and enact gun control through Executive Orders, Rep. Stockman introduced, along with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in the Senate, the “Restore the Constitution Act of 2013,” which would nullify any anti-gun orders.

Rep. Stockman, who serves as Vice Chairman of the House Second Amendment Task Force, also authored legislation to strip funding to the UN should that body attempt to restrict American’s gun rights.

As a 100% pro-life supporter, Steve authored the 2013 Sanctity of Life Act, which declares that life begins at conception, and which also limits the federal courts’ jurisdiction in cases dealing with the unborn.

Congressman Stockman sits of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and plays an active role in uncovering the truth about the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Stockman cofounded the South Sudan Caucus, in support of the world’s newest nation.  South Sudan, which is a majority Christian nation, suffered decades of oppression and genocide from North Sudan, and still endures attacks despite the existence of a peace agreement.  Stockman has traveled to Juba, the nation’s capital, as well as to other parts of Africa, in support of medical missionary work.

Prior to his election in 2012, Steve served in Congress from 1995-97.

Some of the awards and commendations awarded Steve were the “Taxpayers Best Friend Award” by Citizens for Tax Reform; a consistent “100 percent” rating by the American Conservative Union; “Taxpayer’s Hero Award” by Citizens Against Government Waste, and “Pro-Family Congressman of the Year” by the American Family Association.

Steve holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He and his wife of 25 years, Patti, live in Clear Lake.


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