The current Republican Congress has made targets of the most vulnerable among us: children, especially underprivileged children by seeking tax breaks and giveaways for the wealthiest of the wealthy. Specifically, Roger Williams and the Republicans have continually...read more
It’s time that Texas embraced and supported a living wage for all full-time employees. A living wage is a minimum standard that ties to the cost of housing in the city or county where someone works. It should be evident to everyone that the Texas minimum wage of $7.25...read more
The recent tax plan was written like a 13-year-old starting a term paper the night before it's due, just to have something to turn in. It barely passed after the proponents had to bribe their party members to vote for it. The results of the bill will raise the public...read more
AUSTIN, TX – West Hansen, an Austin explorer who led a National Geographic expedition in 2012 as the first to kayak the entire Amazon River from its newly discovered source, is running for U.S. House of Representatives in the 25th Congressional District. “Our elected...read more
After the devastating hit the US took during and after the Vietnam War, General Colin Powell devised what was referred to as “The Powell Doctrine,” which is a proposed set of guidelines designed to help our government make the best possible decision before sending our...read more
We all know that something has to give in Washington, D.C. The overwhelming majority of Americans, Texans and, yes, residents of the 25th Congressional District of Texas, agree that our current Congress is an absolute disaster. This Congress is currently caught up in...read more
Since 1976, voters have elected the president by a double-digit percentage only once. The party controlling the House has seen the double-digit wins three times in that span, most recently 2008. In this same period, there have been nine years, including the current...read more
America’s predominate passenger rail line hasn’t been given proper attention since the 2015 FAST act and the stop-gap 2009 ARRA funding. Train travel is by far the most fuel efficient and environmentally conscious form of mass transportation we have with our current...read more
Since 1997 taxpayers have paid over 17 million dollars in out of court settlements to targets of sexual harassment and misconduct. Let that sink in. While individual Texans are held accountable by strict laws regarding unwanted sexual behavior, members of Congress...read more
We already have the world’s greatest and most powerful military, so let’s bring the Veterans Administration up to snuff. Right now, our veterans face a confusing labyrinth of bureaucracy when they try to get simple medical treatment or on-going help with wounds...read more
President Johnson was appalled that our retired citizens had to choose between food, shelter, and healthcare, so he fought against a reluctant Congress to get Medicare established. Since the mid-1960’s, Texans with Medicare benefits have watched the program evolve...read more
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