Texas’ Partisan Party of Nine

Texas’ Partisan Party of Nine

If there was ever a Congressional Bill that defined partisanship, it was HR 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act (also known as the Cap and Trade Bill).  Anyone with a “Texas lick of sense” could easily see that this bill was not the answer to cleaning up the environment, but was nothing more than a camouflaged cap and tax measure to finance a liberal agenda for the party in power.  Yet, nine out of thirty-two Texas Congressmen voted for their party line instead of for the American people.

This may possibly end up being the worst piece of legislation written in the 21st century.  The Heritage Foundation estimates that this bill will:

     “Reduce aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $9.6 trillion”

     “Destroy up to 2.5 million jobs in some years”

      “Raise electric rates 90%, gasoline prices by 74%, and natural gas prices by 55% after adjusting for inflation”

      “Raise a typical family’s average annual energy bill by $1,500.”

The “green lobby” will tell you that we have to start somewhere to save this planet.  However, no environmental initiative will be effective unless it includes participation from the two worst polluters, China and India.

      “I want a green job that makes green money and grows the economy.”

The Texas Partisan Party of Nine, gutless politicians all, voted to give Nancy Pelosi a victory without regard to the damage it would do to their constituents.  To me, this is the unpardonable sin for any legislator.  We must work to replace these career politicians and all like them in every state.  Their average tenure is 5.6 Terms in Congress.  Our founding fathers were right when they wanted our representatives to be farmer-politicians — serve one term in Washington and return to the farm!  The following Partisan Party of Nine should be poster-children for Term Limits

Texans Voting Yes on June 26, 2009

HR 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act

 

Henry CuellaeHenry Cuellar

Democrat –  28th District – Laredo
Two Terms

Representative from Texas; born in Laredo, Webb County, Tex., September 19, 1955; A.A., Laredo Community College, Laredo, Tex., 1976; B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1978; J.D., University of Texas, 1981; MA., Texas A&M University, Laredo, Tex., 1982; PhD., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1998; lawyer, private practice; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1987-2001; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States of Representatives in 2002; Texas secretary of state, 2001; elected to the One Hundred Ninth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2005-present).

 

Lloyd DoggettDoggett

Democrat – 25th District – Austin

Seven Terms

Representative from Texas; born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., October 6, 1946; B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1967; J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1970; member of the Texas state senate, 1973-1985; Justice of the Texas supreme court, 1989-1994; adjunct professor, University of Texas School of Law, 1989-1994; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1984; elected to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

  

Charles GonzalezGonzalez

Democrat – 20th District  – San Antonio

Five Terms 

Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 5, 1945; (son of Henry Barbosa González), graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School, San Antonio, Tex., 1965; B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1969; J.D., St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Tex., 1972; teacher; lawyer, private practice; judge, Bexar County, Tex., Court at Law, No. 2, 1983-1987; Texas state district court judge, Bexar County, Tex., 1989-1997; elected to the One Hundred Sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present).

  

Gene GreenGreen

Democrat – 29thDistrict – Baytown

Eight Terms

Representative from Texas; born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 17, 1947; B.B.A., University of Houston, Houston, Tex., 1971; attended University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Houston, Tex., 1973-1977; lawyer, private practice; business executive; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1973-1985; member of the Texas state senate, 1985-1993; elected to the One Hundred Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).

  

Al GreenA Green

Democrat – 9th District – Missouri City

Two Terms

Representative from Texas; born in New Orleans, Jefferson County, La., September 1, 1947; attended Texas A&M University, 1966-1971; attended Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.; JD., Texas Southern University, Houston, Tex., 1974; lawyer, private practice; justice of the peace, 1977-2004; elected to the One Hundred Ninth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2005-present).

  

Ruben HinojosaHinojosa

Democrat – 15thDistrict – Edinburg

Six Terms 

Representative from Texas; born in Edcouch, Hidalgo County, Tex.., August 20, 1940; attended Mercedes High School, Mercedes, Tex.; B.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1962; M.B.A., University of Texas-Pan America, Edinburg, Tex., 1980; business executive; Texas state board of education, 1974-1984; adjunct professor, University of Texas-Pan American School of Business, Edinburg, Tex.; chairman, board of South Texas Community College for Hidalgo and Starr Counties, Tex., 1993-1996; elected to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3,1997-present).

  

Sheila Jackson-LeeJackson-Lee

Democrat – 18th District – Houston

Seven Terms 

Representative from Texas; born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 12, 1950; graduated from Jamaica High School; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1972; J.D., University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va., 1975; lawyer, private practice; staff counsel, United States House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1977-1978; member of the Houston, Tex., city council, 1990-1994; Houston, Tex., municipal judge, 1987-1990; elected to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

  

Eddie Bernice JohnsonJohnson

Democrat 30th District – Dallas

Eight Terms  

Representative from Texas; born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., December 3, 1935; graduated from A.J. Moore High School, Waco, Tex., 1952; nursing certificate, St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame, NotreDame, Ind., 1955; B.S., Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tex., 1967; M.P.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex., 1976; chief psychiatric nurse and psychotherapist, Veterans Administration hospital, Dallas, Tex.; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1972-1977; administrator, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1977-1981; business owner; member of the Texas state senate, 1987-1993; elected to the One Hundred Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).

  

Silvestre ReyesReyes

Democrat – 16thDistrict – El Paso

Six Terms

Representative from Texas; born in Canutillo, El Paso County, Tex., November 10, 1944; graduated from Canutillo High School, Canutillo, Tex., 1964; associate degree, El Paso Community College, El Paso, Tex., 1976; attended University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1964-1965; attended University of Texas, El Paso, Tex., 1965-1966; United States Army, 1966-1968; Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1969-1995; member of the Canutillo, Tex., school board, 1968-1969; elected to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present); chair, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Tenth Congress).