10:07 am CST - November 25, 2015
Posted under Quotes
“I’ve heard from the F.B.I. and Homeland Security in the past. They don’t have intelligence to vet these individuals.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We don’t want to see what happened in Paris, and on the streets of Paris, happen in the United States.
“The F.B.I has arrested 70 ISIS followers over the last year … that’s more than one per week, and there are 900 investigations (going on) in all 50 states,” said Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee receives the same Intelligence Briefings as President Obama.
“I don’t think we ought to be playing Russian roulette with national security. The Syrian refugee program can be infiltrated and abused like we saw with one of the Paris attackers.
“Until we get assurances these individuals can be properly vetted, I think it would pose a risk to our national security to bring them into this country,” said McCaul.
– Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee discussing the potential threats facing the U.S. following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Continue Reading.
Nearly One-Third of House Republicans support more Congressional Oversight via upcoming Spending Bill
U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) was joined by 73 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy and Appropriations Chairman Rogers asking that a provision be included in the upcoming year-end spending bill that would defund and suspend the President’s Syrian refugee plan pending further Congressional oversight and scrutiny over the refugee resettlement program. Read More
By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times
Stung by criticism that President Obama lacks a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, the White House blasted Congress Monday for shirking its responsibility to pass measures to defend the homeland. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said lawmakers have been busy “posturing” over security but have taken few, if any, concrete action to protect Americans from terrorist attacks. Read More
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is a rising star in the Democratic Party, but she has increasingly been at odds with President Barack Obama on Syria and national security.
The New York Times, in a feature published Saturday, notes that since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, Gabbard has become more of a critic of Obama’s policies. Read More
Speaker promotes Shipton and Blifford, Ritter to join Capitol staff.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced Monday that Patricia Shipton will succeed Jesse Ancira as Chief of Staff in the Speaker’s office next spring. Ancira, who has been Chief of Staff since 2012 and was previously the Speaker’s General Counsel, will depart March 31 to pursue other opportunities. Read More
Representative Jeff Leach
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — As we enter the Christmas season, I am reminded that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. I am hopeful that each of us will be intentional and deliberate during this holiday season about serving others, especially those less fortunate. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Demands that Texas and other states must bow to the federal government and accept Syrian refugees is just another example of the arrogance and overreach of the Obama Administration. The risk to the safety and security of all citizens is outrageous. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Attorney General’s office today filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that asserts Obamacare was not enacted in compliance with the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The amicus brief was filed in support of the certiorari petition in Matt Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Services. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, November 20th, Governor Greg Abbott requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Texas counties due to damage sustained from the severe weather and flooding in October. The President this morning granted the request for Individual Assistance for 15 counties that will aid Texans as they continue to recover and rebuild. The President also granted disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More
From Congressman Blake Farenthold
Here’s What’s Happening This Week
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Here are a few of the things expected to happen in Congress when the House and Senate return to D.C. today: Read More
1:52 pm CST - November 30, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Ann Coulter
Americans keep being hectored to take “refugees” from terrorist-producing countries because to do otherwise would be “a betrayal of our values,” as President Obama said on Monday.
The rise of Donald Trump reminds us of the popularity of another, long-forgotten American value: protecting Americans. Continue Reading.
1:47 pm CST - November 30, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By John Hawkins
How radical, weird and out of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten since Obama came into office? It’s worse than you ever thought and although there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across how bad things have become. Continue Reading.
1:38 pm CST - November 30, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Debra J. Saunders
A federal program, once launched, is impossible to kill. It doesn’t matter if the scheme wastes money. It doesn’t matter if the program doesn’t work. It doesn’t even matter if the program does the very opposite of what it is supposed to do. Every government program enters the world with an army of fairy godmothers prepared to fend off any effort to cut the cord — hence the staying power of ethanol. Continue Reading.
2:55 pm CST - November 30, 2015
Posted under Cartoons