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1:03 pm CST - May 29, 2015

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The Obama Recovery Gets Another Downgrade

Lack of growth means lack of jobs and stagnant incomes,” says House economic leader.

kevin.brady4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee issued the following statement on the today’s release by Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of its second estimate of 1st-quarter 2015 GDP.  BEA estimates that real GDP fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent during the 1st-quarter of 2015.  In its first estimate, BEA estimated that real GDP grew at an annual rate of 0.2 percent. Continue Reading.

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1:01 pm CST - May 29, 2015

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Smith Shares Disaster Information with Constituents

lamar.smith3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (San Marcos, TX) Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released to following information to assist those in areas affected by storms and flooding in Central Texas. Continue Reading.

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12:53 pm CST - May 29, 2015

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Federal Judge Blasts Obama Lawyers Arguing Obamacare Case

Judge.rosemaryA U.S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives over the implementation of the Democratic president’s signature healthcare law.

Republicans in the House filed a lawsuit in November, saying administration officials unlawfully bypassed Congress. Continue Reading.

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12:46 pm CST - May 29, 2015

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Thornberry on anniversary of ‘Taliban 5′ transfer

Release endangers troops abroad & families at home

mac-thornberryTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Hartzler (R-MO), Chairwoman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the anniversary of the release of the five Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay (GTMO): Continue Reading.

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11:55 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Sen. Cruz: The People Deserve Answers About Obamacare Subsidies

Sends letter to Sec. Lew regarding Treasury’s refusal to supply witnesses

ted.cruz0219-2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew regarding the department’s refusal to supply key witnesses for an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing about the rulemaking process for Obamacare subsidies. Continue Reading.

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11:47 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Rep. Lamar Smith to Speak at Tenth International Conference on Climate Change

Heartland Institute Conference June 11‒12 in Washington, DC to Feature
Chairmen of Key Committees in Both Houses of Congress

Lamar.Smith0215Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, will deliver the luncheon keynote speech at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (#ICCC10) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. Continue Reading.

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11:44 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to President Obama’s Amnesty

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

obama-presA federal appeals court refused to lift an injunction against President Obama’s deportation amnesty in a ruling Tuesday that delivers a second major legal setback to the administration and keeps millions of illegal immigrants on hold. Continue Reading.

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11:42 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Sessions Applauds the Fifth Circuit Court’s Ruling to Protect Our Nation’s Rule of Law and Block Executive Amnesty

Pete.SessionsTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement applauding the Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling to stop President Obama’s executive amnesty plan: Continue Reading.

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11:38 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Olson Demands Answers on EPA Coordination with Outside Groups to Influence Public Opinion on Controversial Rules

pete.olson2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy addressing media reports of attempts to coordinate an effort with outside groups to counter political opposition to controversial rules with supportive public opinion. Continue Reading.

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9:48 am CST - May 26, 2015

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CRUZ: Trade Promotion Authority Creates Path for Prosperity

We must engage the global economy to ignite growth and opportunity at home

ted-cruz0813Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today released the following statement regarding legislation to establish trade promotion authority. Continue Reading.

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