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March 25, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Last week, I was honored to attend the ceremony at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for the arrival of the upgraded KC-130J aircraft that Marine Corps Reserve Squadron 234, known as The Rangers, will begin flying.

March 17, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

While wildlife trafficking is largely dealt with off the shores of the United States, it has a critically important connection to our own national security.

The illegal trade of endangered wildlife products is worth in the range of $7 billion to $10 billion annually; the legal trade is valued at $300 billion.

March 6, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I wanted to share with you an editorial by the Washington Post that ran earlier this week about President Obama’s foreign policy approach. I believe this well written editorial highlights the views that many of us share regarding the approach the current Administration has taken to the recent foreign policy challenges facing the United States.

February 28, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend, 

This week, the GOP-led House of Representatives took action to curb government abuses that are impacting the daily lives of Americans across the country. 

Whether its burdensome regulations, wasteful spending, government overreach or a lack of transparency and accountability, more must be done to ensure these types of issues are addressed. 

February 27, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I have received a number of emails and letters concerned that the Republican conference has committed to a bill that grants amnesty to persons who entered the country illegally. This is not true. 

Speaker John Boehner introduced a list of guidelines he supported if we were to write an immigration reform bill. He has since pulled that document from consideration.

February 21, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

We are all familiar with identity theft when it comes to our credit cards and bank accounts, but another type of ID theft is on the rise. Over the last two fiscal years, the federal government has sentenced 661 individuals for ID theft tax refund fraud.

February 14, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

By now there is a good chance you have heard about the Monuments Men of World War II, especially with the just released motion picture about their efforts to save, preserve and return five million pieces of European art and cultural items to their rightful owners.

February 7, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

We all know federal regulations are a part of daily life, and many regulations have an important role to play in our society, especially when it comes to safety. However, the amount of red tape coming out of Washington is truly astonishing.

February 2, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address. The State of the Union is an opportunity for the President to set the tone for the year ahead. This address sets the tone for how he is going to interact with Congress and what we can accomplish together as a nation.

January 21, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

There are countless reasons why we love living in Texas. One of those reasons is that as residents we don’t pay a state income tax.