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Washington, D.C. - Today, Speaker Boehner announced that he would not bring immigration reform to the floor for the vote if there were not a majority of Republicans supporting the legislation. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Manchin-Toomey bill was defeated in the Senate by a 54-46 vote. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
“The Manchin-Toomey bill went up in flames on the Senate floor. This legislation, which was touted to have bi-partisan support, was a direct attack on our 2nd Amendment Rights. Make no mistake, I will stand toe-to-toe with my constituents and take direct aim to shoot down any legislation that will diminish our God-given right to keep and bear arms.”
Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday that is has released several hundred undocumented immigrants from jail, with plans to release upwards to 10,000 in response to President Obama’s looming sequester. Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) reacts to ICE’s decision below:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) shares his reaction below:
“Unfortunately, Hagel’s performance during his confirmation hearing was sub par at best, and only served to prove that Mr. Hagel is not qualified to be Defense Secretary. The inconsistency of his testimony makes me very apprehensive about how he would handle matters concerning our national security.
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the President gave his annual remarks for the State of the Union. In response, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas) made the following statement:
“Tonight, President Obama put forth an agenda that he believes will boost the economy and create good-paying jobs without costing a dime. However, we’ve heard the exact same story for the last four years. Instead, President Obama’s failed policies have exploded our debt, increased unemployment and stifled economic growth.