Ted Poe

Yesterday, On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and I introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent...
The dastardly criminals who intentionally target those who serve the thin blue line must not be allowed to walk free. The Back the Blue Act increases the punishment for those who seek to harm our peace officers. Today,...
HOUSTON,Texas—The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills on Tuesday attacking various aspects of our national problem of human trafficking. Texas is currently one of the nation’s hubs for human trafficking...
In June of 2012, ten thousand Republican Convention delegates gathered in Ft. Worth and overwhelmingly adopted a guest worker program known as the Texas Solution. Texas Republican delegates have a right to expect Texas...
Much of the growth of the American and Texas economies, and even innovation for that matter, comes for the immigrants who find their way here to make a better life for themselves and their families. The net positive is that...
One year ago today, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed during an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi. One...
It seems a trend of judicial activism is growing in our federal courts. Judges have apparently learned they can advance their own agenda through what appears to be a new form of judicial activism - doing nothing! Judge...
Former President George W. Bush made a rare public policy speech at his presidential library in Dallas this week. As a former president, he has tried very hard to stay out of specific policy issues. However, while speaking...
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Chris Gibson (R-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation in support of an “all of the above” energy approach. H.R. 1696...
In an announcement today from his Washington, D.C. office, Houston Congressman Ted Poe has been named to serve as Chairman of the 58 member Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC). This news is very important for those who believe...
The race to fill retiring Congressman Ted Poe’s seat has begun. Nine candidates are jockeying for the Republican nomination in Texas’ Second Congressional District. That increases the chances the primary contest will go to a...
President Donald J. Trump and other officials across the nation paused to honor fallen law enforcement officers on the 65th observance of the Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Washington - Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Congressman Joe Heck, Chairman, House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, and...
Dear Senator Cruz:Thank you for your unwavering opposition to “out of control” budgets and Obamacare!I have been a Pro-Life Republican since I was 18 years old. I support gun rights, tort reform, less government, and tax...
As Senator Ted Cruz wrapped up his historic speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, House members continue their work on other important issues facing our nation - namely, immigration reform and border security. The House...
Last week, the group, Immigration Works USA, hosted a panel discussion moderated by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe called Immigration Reform: What Houston Employers Need. The event was held at Pappadeaux with opening...
Thank God our Congress has solved all of the massive problems facing this country so that we can now worry about what to do about artifact piracy... ON THE MOON! Yes, it seems scandal-ridden Congresswoman Eddie Bernice...
Once again, the Democrat Party is about to prove they are not at all interested in actually solving our nation's immigration problem. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) admitted yesterday morning on Fox and Friends that the bill he...
This week the Obama Administration released illegal immigrants who were being held in custody pending deportation hearings in advance of the looming sequestration. Is this just another propaganda move to put pressure on...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has called the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." According to Forbes Magazine, the Super Bowl held in Miami, Florida in 2010 saw an...

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