The President’s Deal with Iran
Supporters of President Obama’s deal believe it makes us safer by halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. In reality, it gives Iran billions in sanctions relief and restores their ability to buy and sell ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The deal is an economic windfall for Iran and the IRGC, a branch of its military which actively supports terrorist groups in Yemen, Lebanon and Gaza. A recent report estimates the Iran deal could increase terrorist financing by $3.1 billion, a 50 percent increase.
Defunding Planned Parenthood
In January, before the gruesome Planned Parenthood videos came to light, the House passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act.” I am a cosponsor of this important bill that establishes a government-wide, permanent prohibition on using federal funds to pay for an abortion or abortion insurance coverage. Throughout my years of public service, I have worked to protect the life of the unborn and will continue to do so.
Preventing the Release of Dangerous Illegal Aliens
Like many of you, I was appalled by the murder of an innocent young woman on a San Francisco pier by a five-time deported illegal alien. This senseless tragedy has stuck with me - not only because an innocent young woman lay dying in her father’s arms, but also because it could have been avoided. We should not be turning these criminals loose so they can hide in America’s sanctuary cities. I included language in this year’s Homeland Security spending bill that stops federal law enforcement agencies from releasing known murderers, terrorists, gang members, drug dealers and rapists.
Restoring Parental Rights, Local Control Over Education
I do not believe that the federal government has a role in the education of our children. The House recently passed an education bill that contains language I authored restoring State and local control of public education. My language ensures States knowingly accept the strings attached to federal money and that the decision makers are held accountable by parents and teachers within their community. It is time to improve student performance by ensuring that parents, teachers, and local school districts have control over our children’s education.
Culberson Statement on Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision
I’m disappointed that the Court chose to override the will of Texans who define marriage as being between a man and a woman. As the dissent noted, the Court also overrode the will of the people in more than half of the other States. The 10th Amendment guarantees States the primary responsibility of providing for public safety, public health and public morality. Chief Justice Roberts correctly stated that marriage “has formed the basis of human society for millennia” and it is my firm belief that States – not the federal government – have the Constitutional right to define marriage.