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2009 East Texas Job Fairs

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Dear Friend, It may be easy to be discouraged by the gloomy economic forecasts broadcast by national leaders and media, but East Texas is proving that we can have hope, and there are jobs available right here at home. My office is partnering with other local organizations to coordinate two East Texas Job Fairs during the month of June that will be attended by dozens of employers offering more than... Read more »

East Texans Deserve to Know What's Buried in the "Stimulus" Bill

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The Majority leadership finally made available at 11pm last night the final text of the 1,073-page borrowing-and-spending "stimulus" -- just 10 hours before consideration of the bill began on the floor this morning. The House unanimously approved a Republican proposal a few days ago to post the final legislation online for 48 hours for the American people to review before a vote is held in the Hou... Read more »

What Could You do with Your Savings From a Two Month Tax Holiday?

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The 111th United States Congress convened today for its first day of session, and I am honored to serve East Texans in the U.S. House of Representatives for a third two-year term. Many critical issues are facing our nation, and I hope members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and I will be able to work together to address them. This includes tackling how to best handle the remaining half of t... Read more »

Honoring Our Veterans

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As we spend this day recognizing our Veterans, it is important that we remember the invaluable sacrifices that our brave service members have made in order to preserve this young nation. Read more »

GOP Energy Protest

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As you may know, my fellow colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and I are taking turns protesting against Speaker Pelosi’s decision to adjourn Congress without allowing a vote on a vitally-needed comprehensive energy package. After spending a week speaking out in Washington, D.C., I recently returned to east Texas to discuss with you energy and other issues affecting our area so that I ... Read more »