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  • INFO: Red River Land Dispute
    Posted in Current Issues on April 22, 2014 | Preview rr

    Red River Land Dispute Many of you have expressed concern about the potential for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to claim Texas land along the Red River as public domain. I agree, this issue is concerning and would be an overreach for the federal government and a violation of law. Below I’ve included background information and the latest updates to keep you informed about what we are doing to ensure Texas landowners keep the land that is rightfully theirs. Please feel free to email me your ... Read more

  • INFO: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
    Posted in Current Issues on December 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Making Government Work Better, Economy, Sequestration

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would set overall discretionary spending for the current fiscal year at $1.012 trillion—about halfway between the Senate budget level of $1.058 trillion and the House budget level of $967 billion. The agreement would provide $63 billion in sequester relief over two years, split evenly between defense and non-defense programs. In fiscal year 2014, defense discretionary spending would be set at $520.5 billion, and non-defense discretionary spending would be set at... Read more

  • INFO: Annual Defense Policy Bill for FY 2014
    Posted in Current Issues on December 10, 2013 | Preview rr

    Courtesy of the House Armed Services Committee The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 is the key mechanism to provide necessary authorities and funding for America’s military. This is the fifty-second consecutive NDAA. The legislation meets Chairman McKeon’s goal of providing for a strong defense in an era of uncertain and declining resources. The total funding authorized reflects the will of the House to provide our troops the resources they need to meet a dangerous ... Read more

  • Protecting our rural way of life
    Posted in Current Issues on February 11, 2012 | Preview rr

    Growing up on a family ranch in the Texas Panhandle meant that my brothers and I were expected to help out as best we could. Our father and grandfather worked long hours six days a week, yet there was never enough time to get everything done. From the time we could sit on a horse, we had to pitch in. We rode horseback to help move cattle. We helped work cattle—branding in the Spring, shipping calves in the Fall. We built and repaired fence. We put out feed. We hoed the weeds out of the cotton fi... Read more

  • Cybersecurity
    Posted in Current Issues on November 14, 2011 | Preview rr

    Read the official recommendation of the House Cybersecurity Task Force here. The House Cybersecurity Task Force, led by US Rep. Mac Thornberry, released its recommendations to Speaker John Boehner today, October 5th. The House Cybersecurity Task Force today--October 5th--unveiled its recommendations to help guide legislative action for the remainder of this Congress and beyond. The Task Force formally delivered its report to the Speaker and Majority Leader earlier this week. “Cybersecurity attac... Read more