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Voted today to stop taxpayer funding of political party conventions & use the savings for childhood illness research.
Voted today to reauthorize two critical veterans programs. Support of America's service members must not stop after they return from duty.
Millions have lost insurance due to Obamacare. Now they could lose access to our best hospitals & docs.
Job growth in DFW & TX outpaces the nation. Hard work & innovation rewarded when govt doesn't pick winners & losers.
I support @
ís Obamacare alternative. Restores individual freedom & saves trillions of taxpayer dollars.
Recorded a holiday message for our troops today. Happy holidays & thank you to all our servicemen & women worldwide.
has offered numerous replacements for Obamacare & weíll keep pushing for the solutions Americans deserve.
Glad to see support building for the Debt Management Act Ė my bill to bring real transparency to Americaís debt.
Was a pleasure to meet Army Sgt Cassandra Pusateri today. She flew Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan.
Congratulations to my friend & colleague @
on the birth of her new baby girl!
Today we reflect on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination & honor his legacy. Watch the
event in Dallas.
Introduced a bill today to bring accountability to the nationís debt & long-term fiscal stability. Read more here:
's next impacts: Americans could lose the doctor they trust & face significant out-of-pocket costs.
George W. Bush was great on the "Tonight Show" last night. Happy to see my friend doing so well!
Woman cited as an
success story just learned her premiums will skyrocket. Now she cannot afford coverage.
Thousands of my constituents are losing health plans due to
I shared David's story on the floor today.
Obamacare enrollment numbers counted people as "enrolled" if they chose a plan but didn't actually buy it.
enrollment numbers are out. Far more Americans have lost insurance than have signed up.
Even Bill Clinton says Obama needs to honor his promises & let Americans keep health plans they like under Obamacare.
I was honored to help Joseph Ray Perry, father of @
, obtain his overdue WWII decorations.
I enjoyed celebrating
in the 24th District. I am honored to represent those who have served our country.
apology for insurance cancellations doesnít change the flawed law. Obamacare was designed to make this happen.
I'm cosponsoring a bill that would ensure Americans won't lose the health plan they like due to
The administration needs to be honest about ongoing problems w/ Obamacare. Americans want answers not empty promises.
Obamacare navigators can access Americans' sensitive personal info but don't need to have criminal background check.
Why isn't Obama Admin offering rewards for info about Benghazi attackers? Signed a letter to Sec. Kerry to find out.
LIVE NOW Ė The Ways & Means Committee hearing on Obamacareís implementation. Watch on C-SPAN3 or online here:
knew for years that millions wouldn't be able to keep their existing health plan under Obamacare.
Ways & Means will hold a hearing tomorrow on Obamacare's botched implementation. My colleagues & I will push for answers & accountability.
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The Economist: The biggest threat to Obamacare is the White Houseís own incompetence.
- 4/12/13: Sebelius warned of glitches, says Obamacare will be up & running Oct 1.
continues. The website is now misleading Americans about the real cost of health insurance.
pays $4.2B to illegal immigrants. This waste of taxpayer dollars is unacceptable.
1986 tax reform signed into law 27 years ago today. Itís time to modernize the tax code for the 21st century & grow our economy.
POTUS repeatedly said that Americans who like their existing health plan could keep it. That hasn't been the case.
With the passing of Bill Young, the House lost one of its most devoted public servants. My thoughts and prayers are with the Young family.
did the right thing & signed House's bill restoring benefits to families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
I voted to ensure US border security agencies have funding to keep America safe & secure. Senate should work w/us to fund the whole gov't.
House bill to restore benefits for families of fallen soldiers passed Senate.
needs to sign it today & deliver on America's promises.
The House voted 425-0 to restore benefits for families of fallen soldiers.
need to take immediate action to do the same.
It was an honor to spend time w/ WWII & Korean War vets at the
's tax hikes are coming... @
's tax hikes are coming... Read the @
Congress should NOT be paid if the gov't shuts down. Military should ALWAYS be paid no matter what. Cosponsored 2 bills that say just that.
I signed a letter to @
urging him not to take any House immigration bill to conference w/ the Senate.
Voted last night to keep govt open & give families & individuals same Obamacare delay president already gave big business
(D-WV) says he'll vote to delay
. Great to see Senate Dems joining the fight.
. For the rest 2013, the government will borrow each dollar it spends. Time to restore fiscal sanity.
to protect Americans from the reality of Obamacare.
House voted today to keep govít open and defund
. Now it's time for the Senate to act.
Acting Commissioner for answers & accountability today. Video:
I'm about to question the
Acting Commissioner in a Ways & Means Oversight hearing. Watch the hearing live here:
I am cosponsoring @
' plan to fund the government but
. RT if you want the
My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy this morning at the
in Southeast D.C.
Emails uncovered by @
officials were involved in targeting. Americans deserve better.
I voted today to pass the No Subsidies Without Verification Act. I am firmly committed to defunding and dismantling
We remember & honor all the loved ones lost on this day 12 years ago & the heroic acts of all who put themselves in harms way.
This is how I was greeted tonight after votes. Couldn't agree with them more.
I will not vote for U.S. military intervention in Syria. Read my full statement here:
I signed a letter to
urging him to consult Congress before ordering the use of US military force in Syria.
My statement on the events in Syria.
I am cosponsor of H.R. 2300 the Empowering Patients First Act to repeal
and return health care decisions to the American people.
President promised lower health insurance premiums under
but study shows average premiums up almost $3000.
I strongly condemn the violence in Egypt. Read my full statement here:
I just had the opportunity to watch @
's speech from last night in Dallas. Now is the time to
I confirmed with Rep. Mark Meadows to sign letter urging House Republican Leadership to defund
Audit of NSA surveillance program shows why I supported Amash amendment to end NSAís blanket surveillance authority.
I cosponsored the
. America needs a simpler, flatter & fairer tax code.
. Read more:
Keeping my friend George W Bush in my thoughts & prayers. RT & join me in wishing him a fast recovery.
Today I voted to
from being involved in our health care. Read more:
I questioned IRS and HHS officials today about
I'm currently chairing the House during debate on bills to
. Tune in now on C-SPAN or follow the link:
IRS employees, the people enforcing
, are trying to save themselves from the
. Read more:
Last night I voted for an amendment to end
's blanket surveillance & protect
, but it failed. Read more:
Proud to introduce common sense bill with @
to cut burdensome regulation and boost trade.
The American economy will be much closer to real recovery if we follow Texas' plan
FBI is using surveillance drones w/out real rules in place to protect our privacy. I wrote to DOJ to get answers:
Today the House votes to delay
's employer and individual mandates. This slows the
will stop it.
reports more abuses of power by the
. Political candidates were scrutinized and targeted for audit.
The House votes this week to give individuals and families relief from
's crushing mandate
: "Napolitano to Step Down as Homeland Security Chief"
: Chairman Camp: Senate immigration bill a revenue bill; unconstitutional and cannot be taken up by the House.
: "U.S. Struggles to Meet Health-Law Deadline"
It was great to see such a large group from First Baptist Carrollton make their way to DC on a mission trip today
Where are President Obama & Harry Reid on student loans?
: Poll: 12 percent back individual mandate taking effect in 2014
Happy Birthday to @
! And don't forget to follow @
for the latest on
Delay Increases Costs and Complications
National Journal: White House Has Known For Months
Implementation Wouldn't Work
: Yuval Levin in National Review: "Obamacare's Invitation to Fraud"
In Case You Missed It: Just a sample of headlines from last week
Washington Post: "Who had the worst week in Washington? President Obama"
's 'Liar' Subsidies - The White House says you can sign up 'without further verification'
Happy Independence Day! Please take a moment to watch and RT my video tribute to those who serve and keep us free
Gives Businesses a Break but Leaves You on the Hook"
WaPo: "NFL says no to promoting
"Less and less popular:
's shine fades"
WaPo: "Delayed employer mandate the latest change for increasingly unsteady health-care law"
RT if you agree that EVERYONE should be exempt from
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