House Republicans this week sponsored a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for routinely failing to enforce the law, which outlines the numerous ways Obama has taken the law into his own hands.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) proposed his resolution as a way to call out Obama for failing to work with Congress, and provoking a “constitutional crisis” by implementing the law as he sees fit.
In perhaps the most poignant moment of the hearing, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, asked Andy Andrews whether, given the option, he would be willing to trade five senior Taliban leaders to have his son back.
"If my son had been a deserter, then no," Andrews said. "Absolutely not."
"But my son was a man of honor," he continued, fighting back tears, "and I would do almost anything."
Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber made a blistering opening statement in which he claimed that America 'got one conventional weapon' in the prisoner swap, and 'some would say it's a dud.'
The enemy, however, 'got five nuclear weapons.'
'Mr. President,' Weber boomed, 'please stop negotiating for us!'
Later in the hearing, Weber asked Full what he would tell President Obama about the Bergdahl controversy, if he had the chance.
First grimacing, then smiling, Full said, 'I'm not gonna answer that.'
FREEPORT — President Barack Obama’s signature on a $12.3 billion water resources bill Tuesday is expected to help make Port Freeport’s channel-deepening project a reality.
The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 reached the president’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the bill earlier this year.
A Houston area congressman is praising a rare compromise on Capitol Hill.
Representative Randy Weber, a Republican from Texas' 14th district, "Not only is this legislation significant to my district," he said in a press release to Eyewitness News, "but it will play a pivotal role in strengthening our nation's waterway infrastructure."
The House passed the 2014 NASA Authorization Act, H.R. 4412, today under a legislative procedure called suspension of the rules. No amendments are allowed under that procedure, which is used for bills expected to be non-controversial. The bill passed by a vote of 401-2.
The chairmen and ranking members of the full House Science, Space and Technology (SS&T) Committee and its Space Subcommittee were the main speakers: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS), and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD). The only other speakers were committee members Randy Weber (R-TX) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR).
WASHINGTON, DC--Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Randy Weber (R-TX) led 36 members of Congress in calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to address the demand side of sex trafficking. Like drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Historically, the brunt of social and official stigma has fallen squarely on the supply side allowing the social stigma to fall on the victims. Law enforcement is only starting to realize that the best way to reduce prostitution is to crack down on the demand.
A waterway improvement bill has jumped its second hurdle and is now on its way to the president’s desk. “With the Senate passing WRRDA by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 91-7, we are one step closer to the Sabine Neches Channel improvement project being authorized. This project will promote competitiveness, prosperity and economic growth locally and nationally. I hope that the President will see the great potential of WRRDA and swiftly sign it into law,” U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, said.
WASHINGTON, DC — May 9, 2014 — U.S. Representative Randy Weber has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). The award honors the legislator’s work to strengthen the free enterprise system. During each Congress, IFDA presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Senators and Members of Congress who demonstrate their commitment to increasing economic opportunity and reducing government regulation. The Award is based on voting records during the 113th Congress on issues critical to the growth of the foodservice distribution industry and our nation’s overall economy.