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May 6, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Texas has experienced one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent history, with over 400 homes destroyed and 2.2 million acres burned.  As a state, we have one of the best disaster response teams in the country and our efforts have been effective.  However, even a state as organized as Texas has its limits.

April 22, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I recently asked you what your number one legislative concern is.  The majority of you identified the national debt and federal spending as your primary concern, and rightly so.  Just this week we had alarming news on our debt outlook from the international credit agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

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April 15, 2011 E-Newsletter

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April 1, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

When President Obama addressed the nation on Monday evening, we all expected him to explain what exactly he is doing regarding Libya.  Unfortunately, his remarks did not answer the most fundamental questions about the situation in Libya – why he unilaterally decided to commit our military, the details of his strategy, and what exactly the end game is.   

March 11, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In a press release referencing Republican spending cuts to the federal budget, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said last week: “Republicans still remain fixated on an ideological plan that will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work.  I don’t see how they can honestly support that plan, and claim credit for any job growth, at the same time."

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March 4, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Although House Republicans temporarily suspended earmarks, it did not mean that those funds were immediately taken out of the federal budget.  Instead, those funds were returned to the Treasury and Obama’s federal agencies were allowed to decide how the money should be spent.

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February 25, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This Sunday afternoon, February 27,  at 2:00 p.m., I will be speaking at the Traffick911 rally in Mansfield, Texas to raise awareness about human trafficking in Texas – an issue I have been a leader on since I came to Congress.

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