Two weeks ago was the fifth year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – a 2,300 page law that has blanketed our entire financial system with more than 400 costly rules and regulations.
Just as we have found out that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable, we are learning that Dodd-Frank doesn’t do what its full name suggests either.
As a result of the ongoing flooding and storm damage, Texas has been declared a major disaster area by the federal government. This means funding is now available for affected individuals, including business owners, in Harris, Hays, and Van Zandt counties.
This week, Texas has been dealt an unkind hand. For the last five years our state has experienced a drought so severe it has reduced water levels to historic lows and brought conservation efforts to all time highs. Lakes and reservoirs have been nearly bone dry. Wildfires have been a constant threat.
For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a blueprint that will establish guidelines for our federal government's spending. This Republican Congress came together, united, to develop much needed improvements to ensure our nation’s fiscal health and security and protect our individual freedoms all without raising taxes on hardworking families.
Last Friday the III Corps and Fort Hood commander hosted a ceremony to award the Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medals to the victims of the November 5, 2009 attack on Fort Hood.
In total, 47 medals were presented to both military personnel and civilians during an emotional ceremony that recounted the horrific events of that awful day.