16-year-old Justina Pelletier, who suffers from Mitochondrial disease and became a ward of the state because of a subjective psychotropic drug diagnosis dispute, might be returning to her family soon. Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services filed a motion to dismiss her case, after Justina Pelletier’s lawyers filed a motion to return Justina home to her family.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testified Thursday before the Senate Veterans Affairs committee. There, he answered questions relating to the recent Phoenix VA facility scandal, along with the benefits backlog and delayed treatment problems that continue to plague VA facilities across our nation.
For the past five years, progress has stalled on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transfer crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast. In fact, this proposed pipeline would reach my district, creating job opportunities for my constituents.
In February, I invited Barack Obama to come to Texas to learn to create jobs.
Government has only one legitimate function, to protect your right to live freely by using its monopoly on legal force to restrain and punish those who seek to harm you by use of force or fraud. Government does not grant rights. Your rights are natural, given to you by God. Where governments exist their only proper role is to exercise caution in protecting them.
You’ll be hearing a lot about “sequester” this week.
And you deserve to know the truth, how it will affect Southeast Texas and how my proposed alternative, the Stockman Smartquester, reduces more spending than Obama’s sequester without touching vital services.