OP-EDs


December 12, 2011
Lies, Green Lies and Statistics

“Green jobs” were sold to the American people not just as a way to improve the environment, but as a central pillar of the Obama Administration’s response to our nation’s growing unemployment epidemic. Two and a half years and nearly $100 billion later, this failed experiment has proven to do…

December 8, 2011
Holder Protecting Staff Over “Fast & Furious”

As facts continue to emerge about a botched gun investigation of Mexican cartels, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has given the American people reason to doubt his ability to effectively lead the Department of Justice. His reasoning and judgment will be tested once again Thursday as he testifies about the…

October 25, 2011
On Keeping Those Cards and Letters Coming

The biggest disruptions in our lives come when the everyday things we take for granted stop working. When the power goes out or the water stops running or when the mail stops coming. Our day-to-day life is predicated on these seemingly insignificant details staying just that —- insignificant. But when…

October 11, 2011
Delivering Postal Service Reform

Snow, rain, heat and hail haven’t yet stopped the mail, but financial insolvency and a looming bailout may stop it altogether. That’s because the United States Postal Service will lose a record $10 billion this year. And because of this financial insolvency, no later than next summer, it will fail to…

September 26, 2011
Sorting Out the Postal Service’s Future

Washington is talking about another bailout – this one involving an institution that no American will be surprised is seeking one: the U.S. Postal Service. Many in the capital are dead-set on a taxpayer-funded bailout, even threatening mail stoppages and more if they don’t get their way. It is no…

September 23, 2011
Are the New Patent Reform Rules Fair?

Are the new patent reform rules fair? Yes. With invention, progress, and time comes the need for change. In observing changes taking place in a truly global economy, moving to a “first-to-file” system is clearly the better option for inventors and our economy. Before I began my career in Congress…

August 22, 2011
Health care law will deepen deficit

The White House sold “Obamacare” as an instrument for lowering health insurance premiums and reducing federal budget deficits. “Altogether,” President Barack Obama said, “our cost-cutting measures would reduce most people’s premiums, and bring down our deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next two decades.” Studies, however, reveal a…

July 20, 2011
For Nation’s Future, Collar Spending Now

The looming showdown on the debt limit is an artificial crisis — triggered by President Barack Obama’s July 7 threat to veto any debt increase that doesn’t extend the limit past the 2012 presidential election. It was a bold political maneuver by a president focused on re-election, and it appeared…

June 28, 2011
Deliver Reforms to the Troubled, Money-Losing Postal Service

Unless Congress takes action now, the future of the United States Postal Service is in jeopardy. But if Congress will enact a sensible, sweeping reform of the Postal Service, we can protect taxpayers from another bailout and make it possible for USPS to implement a sustainable business plan for the…

June 10, 2011
Assessing the Gulf Coast Response

For more than a year, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating the federal response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that took the lives of 11 workers and caused one of the worst environmental and economic disasters in U.S. history. The evidence from this fact-based investigation demonstrates the negative consequences…