December 1, 2013
The spotlight has already begun to shine on the governor’s race, in which Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, are expected to battle. But with less than three months before early voting starts in the primary, the race to succeed Abbott has not caught the general public’s eye.
A lot of people in this race, anyone running for office, will talk about fighting Obama,” Smitherman, who has been involved in seven of the state’s lawsuits against the federal administration, recently told a meeting of the Clear Lake Area Republicans. “I’m the only one actually fighting Obama.”
Clear Lake Area Republican's December Regular Monthly Meeting
Date: December 17, 2013
Regular Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday of each month
Location: 16603 Buccaneer, Houston 77062
6:30 pm Social Time
7:00 pm Regular Meeting
Agenda Action Items:
The 2014 Clear Lake Area Republicans Board Elections will be conducted during this meeting. CLAR needs our active members to take part in this election process. Not sure if your an active member! Check with Mike.
2nd Vice President
Clear Lake Area Republicans Regular Monthly Meetings Venue Change Notification!
Starting January 2014 - All regularly scheduled monthly meetings will be relocated to the following location:
Featured Guest Speakers:
Wayne Christian has fought the EPA from Al Gore to Obama and brings to the table two decades of ﬁghting for conservative causes and winning. As your next Railroad Commissioner, he will use his experience as both a legislator and a businessman to ensure the “Texas Miracle” is alive for generations to come.
Throughout his time in the legislature, Wayne Christian was ranked not only consistently conservative, but literally as the most conservative legislator in Texas. Serving as President of the Texas Conservative Coalition and dubbed by many as the “General” of the Texas Tea Party, Christian provided valuable leadership that led to many of the victories that have made Texas so great.
Texas is the last, great hope against complete federal intrusion and the office of Attorney General is the front line of defense in that battle. This office is the line in the sand – the only thing standing between President Obama and the State of Texas. As the first legal line of defense against the federal government’s quest for control over our lives, the office of the Attorney General is the “tip of the spear” in this crucial battle.
That’s why it is critical that the next Attorney General be a trusted, committed, constitutional conservative – someone Texans know they can count on to demonstrate political courage, regardless of the personal consequences.
Come join us and of course, invite your friends.
What area does Clear Lake Area Republicans include ~ Our membership is primarily from southeast Harris County, north Galveston County and northeast Brazoria County. This map gives you a pretty good indication. The red star appears close to our meeting location.
Many in our membership are active in State, County, and Local governments. We invite you to join us, no matter where you may live.
Debra Medina - Texas Champion
Right On, Ted!
Sen. Ted Cruz tells Eric Bolling, abolish the IRS and much more
Obama To Top Brass: Will You Fire On American Citizens?
Is this the true Obama who was set loose on the American public with his reelection? You judge! Read the headlines on our America In Peril page on this website.
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
" In the dead of the night, with no committee hearings, no public input and no time to read the bill, the Senate approved a bill written in secret by President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi – the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
- American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 Read the complete text here. Save the file for future study.
- US Senate Roll Call Vote
- US House Roll Call Vote
- Rep. John Culberson's message here.
- CBO Scores from the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation Official estimate of the budgetary effects from the Act
- Pete Sessions Statement on American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
- From PPAI, a voice and advocate for small business... an analysis of provisions of the Act
- Tax Policy Calculator - see how the new tax burden will affect you.
Texas 83rd Legislative Session begins Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Texas lawmakers file thousands of bills during each biennial legislative session. As of December 26th, lawmakers have filed 449 bills for the 2013 legislative session, nearly 200 fewer than what they had filed at the same point two years ago. Use this interactive chart from The Texas Tribune, which is updated daily, to explore those filings.
Road to Session
with Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus
Information Resources for the 83rd Legislature
CLAR will be adding links and resource material with information about the current session. Here are a couple of great resources to get started:
The Texas Library Assn. has an interesting preview of the session, and links to other resources.
This Texas Principal webpage is a resource for relevant articles and information that may provide a preview of the Texas Education Policy of the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Join Us Every Third Tuesday
Please join us at our monthly meetings held on the Third Tuesday of each month at the Harris County Courthouse Annex, 16603 Buccaneer in the Clear Lake area (Map) in the courtroom upstairs. We start with a social gathering at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.