Congressman Ted Poe Sworn-in for a 3rd Term
as 1111th Congress Convenes Today
Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was sworn in for a 3rd term as the United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas as the 111th Congress convenes today.
In the 111th Congress, Congressman Poe will remain committed to his pledge not to support any bill that raises taxes on the American people and continue to fight for limited government spending and reduce unnecessary federal regulations and interference. In the face of financial uncertainty, Congressman Poe will also call on private industries to be held accountable for their actions and take a critical approach to any further federal bail-outs they require the use of taxpayer monies. Congressman Poe voted against the financial and auto industries bail-outs in the 110th Congress.
Congressman Poe continues to be a leading advocate for increased border security and serves as an Executive Member of the Immigration Reform Caucus. As a strong proponent of energy independence, Congressman Poe is an ardent supporter of increased domestic drilling, alternative energy and supports an all of the above approach to lessening our dependence on foreign crude oil and natural gas.
Congressman Poe serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee; the Committee on the Judiciary; as well as founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus advocating on behalf of victims in our nations capitol.