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July 11, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Recently, I wrote to you about a number of provisions in the health care law that would impact small businesses. Last week, the Obama administration announced one of those provisions – the employer mandate – would be delayed until 2015.

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July 3, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I’m sure many of you are putting the final touches on your Fourth of July plans.  I’ll be headed to the fireworks at Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River with my family.

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July 1, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I had the privilege of participating in two Public Service Announcements that hit the airwaves in our area last week.

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June 28, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I share the same outrage that many of you do about the IRS’s “Be On the Look Out” lists – or BOLOs, as they have recently been called by agency officials.  These lists singled out conservative groups that were seeking tax-exempt status.

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June 20, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week is the 50th annual National Small Business Week, a time to show our appreciation for all that small businesses do in our communities and for our economy. 

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June 16, 2013 E-Newsletter

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June 6, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

It’s appropriations season in Congress, and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, this is my busiest time of year. I approach each decision on the committee with the goal of ensuring every tax dollar is spent responsibly and only on the most critical investments.

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May 31, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Last week, I voted to move the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline forward, joining Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass the Northern Route Approval Act (H.R.3).  

May 23, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

By now, I’m sure many of you have heard about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups – flagging their applications for tax-exempt status and subjecting these groups to excessive and overly burdensome scrutiny.  This is an unacceptable and frankly a frightening practice that puts free speech in jeopardy.

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May 21, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

My heart is broken over the terrible tragedy that occurred in Oklahoma yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the first responders and the community that have been impacted. We mourn with them and with a heavy heart, I send my deepest condolences. 

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