President Biden has just concluded his first year in office and his repeated weakness on the world stage has emboldened our adversaries in Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran. Nowhere has Biden’s weakness been more apparent than with his inability to stand up to Vladimir Putin.
Biden has continued to show weakness in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine by capitulating on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and discussing the possibility of concessions.
MAKE NO MISTAKE:
America’s national security crisis is a result of Joe Biden’s weakness.
BIDEN’S NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS
BIDEN'S AFGHANISTAN FAILURE:
This week Speaker Nancy Pelosi a released competitiveness package totaling nearly 3,000 pages H.R. 4521 This is simply a partisan package cobbled together by Democratic leadership with no Republican input.
By combining competitiveness bills with partisan poison pills, H.R. 4521 undoes more than a year of bipartisan work by the House Science Committee to develop and pass comprehensive legislation to double investment in basic research.
The House Science Committee passed more than a dozen bills to strategically scale-up America's research and development capabilities over the next decade, ensuring the Chinese Communist Party does not achieve its goal of overtaking the U.S. in science and technology, giving them a dangerous economic and national security advantage.
Central to this work are the National Science for the Future Act and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act, which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support in June. Ranking Member Lucas noted that while there are significant policy differences between these bills and the Senate's U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), there was a good possibility of finding a consensus agreement through a formal House and Senate conference.
The House Science Committee created strategic, smart, bipartisan bills that would ensure America’s leadership in science and technology over the next decade. We have been urging Democratic leadership to begin conferencing these bills with the Senate since June, to no avail. And now that Speaker Pelosi has finally decided to act, she has done so with no regard for all of this bipartisan work. Instead of focusing on strong consensus policies, she’s filled her package with poison pills with no bipartisan support.
This bill actually weakens our ability to deal with the malign influence from China. We cannot afford to play politics while the Chinese Communist Party threatens our economic and national security.
Last week House Science, Space, and Technology Committee also passed five bipartisan bills at a full committee markup. This legislation supports a wide variety of research and development touching on biomanufacturing, digital privacy, abandoned well remediation, nuclear energy, and microelectronics. The diversity of these bills demonstrate the incredible potential of the U.S. scientific enterprise. Whether it’s improving healthcare and food production through bioengineering or protecting the privacy of Americans online, my colleagues on the House Science Committee and are committed to bipartisan efforts to address the challenges of the future.
The bills passed include:
H.R. 847, the Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act,
which helps advance innovative technologies to protect Americans' personally identifiable information.
H.R. 4270, the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act,
which authorizes research on how to locate, plug, claim, and repurpose wells, giving producers, landowners, and state and local governments better tools to reduce environmental impacts and promote clean energy production.
H.R. 4819, the National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act,
which establishes university-based research reactors to help the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program and the Low-Dose Radiation Program—critical to America's global leadership in the next generation of clean energy.
H.R. 6291, the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act,
which helps address the decline of domestic semiconductor manufacturing and promotes advanced semiconductor development through cross-cutting research and development work.
Back in September President Biden vowed that US Border Patrol agents on horseback who tried to stop illegal Haitian immigrants from crossing the Rio Grande “will pay” — even though the photographer who captured the activity said his images had been “misconstrued” amid unfounded claims the reins were used as whips.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas vowed before Congress last fall to investigate and conclude within "a matter of days, not weeks," if agents were too aggressive. Yet four moths later the results of the investigation have not been released. I wrote to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the release of the investigation.
Our Border Patrol agents, tasked with defending our nation from the unprecedented waves of illegal immigration, have experienced nothing but criticism from this Administration and deserve to have the record set straight.
In the District
On Monday, I had the honor of speaking at Bob Hope Middle School for National School Choice Week to speak about my commitment to better schools and a better education for our constituents.
Just one of the many benefits of school choice is an increase in parental involvement and assumes more direct accountability by parents. We should have learned this by now!
Thank you to Bob Hope Middle School for the invitation and for all you are doing for our children in Port Arthur!
Tuesday, I visited with the Golden Triangle Business Roundtable and the Industrial Safety Training Council about the many exciting upcoming projects heading to Southeast Texas.
Our 14th Congressional District is the energy powerhouse of Texas, if not the entire United States. I’m happy to support them and help power our community into the future.
Thursday, I was honored to speak at Houston’s Holocaust Museum in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
As we remember the 6 million Jews who tragically lost their lives in the Holocaust it is also imperative that we remember all those who fought tirelessly to defeat the Nazi regime.
With rising levels of anti-Semitic sentiment and attacks spreading in the West, we should emulate those brave men and women and, in their spirit, commit to combating anti-Semitism in all of it forms.
While I was there, I also had the opportunity to speak with Ukraine’s Consul General Vitalii Tarasiuk and H.E. Dan-Andrei Muraru, Ambassador of Romania to the US.
We talked about Putin’s aggression trying to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO. I say that NATO needs to join Ukraine! Prevent the dictator’s aggression!
This Week's Poll Question
With Russia threatening to invade Ukraine, less than a third of voters want American troops deployed to defend against such an attack.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that only 31% of Likely U.S. voters think that if Russia attacks Ukraine, U.S. combat troops should be sent to help defend Ukraine. Thirty-six percent (36%) are against sending American troops to Ukraine, while 33% are undecided.
But I want to hear from you!
If Russia attacks Ukraine, should U.S. combat troops be sent to help defend Ukraine?
Congressman Randy Weber
Congressman Randy Weber knows we’ve come a long way since Harvey, but he knows there’s much more to do in making our communities STRONGER. He’s determined to work the long days on the ground and in Washington, D.C. to STAND UP for our people, our principles, and our future.