May 16, 2013

ObamaCare's broken promises

The more we learn about the president’s health care law, the more we understand why then-Speaker Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Well, Congress passed the bill. And Mississippians are still not happy with the results.

May 10, 2013

heads up

Members of Congress wear a lot of hats. One of the more enjoyable parts of my service is sitting on the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress. It’s an assignment that I’ve had since 2009. But this week, I was honored to be elected as chairman of this panel -- the oldest joint committee in Congress.

May 2, 2013


Last week, I introduced a bill with my good friend, Tom Cole from Oklahoma, that prioritizes pediatric research for children with special needs. But introducing this bill is just the beginning. Passing this bill is our ultimate goal. And if Congress acts, millions of our friends and neighbors could see improved diagnostics. A more timely diagnosis means more effective treatments.

Apr 25, 2013

The president's selective sequester

As the White House warns of possible flight delays and other limitations in government services resulting from the sequester, one Obama administration official yesterday admitted that workers advancing the president’s health care law would see no change in their employment.

Apr 23, 2013

Guest Column In Roll Call: Research Offers Hope For People With Fragile X, Autism

Recent scientific developments linking Fragile X Syndrome and autism have ushered in a renewed sense of hope in the disabilities community. Just last year, researchers discovered specific connections between these genetic conditions. But to fully grasp the significance of this breakthrough, one must first understand Fragile X.

Apr 21, 2013

My family's journey

As you enjoy a peaceful Sunday afternoon, when you have a moment I’d be honored if you read the following article regarding my family’s journey.

Apr 16, 2013

See you Saturday

On Saturday, I’ll host my fifth annual Military Academy Day at Pearl High School. This free event is from 9:00 a.m. – noon and includes informational programs and breakout sessions.

Apr 4, 2013

Let's put kids first

This week, in conjunction with World Autism Day, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma and I released the framework of a bill that would end taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns and use the money for pediatric research.

Mar 21, 2013

A balanced budget

House and Senate lawmakers revealed contrasting visions for the federal government this week with competing 2014 budget plans. House budget writers produced a plan to save $4.6 trillion and balance the budget over the next ten years.

Mar 12, 2013

Obamacare Funding

The House recently passed a bill to continue funding the federal government through September 30, 2013. So does this bill pay for Obamacare? The truth is that most of the president’s health care law falls under automatic – or mandatory – spending which was not addressed by this funding resolution.