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Well thanks again for stopping -- -- most curious the first thing I was one knows what surprised you when you came into congress as a freshman congressman did you discount -- back and go.
-- -- -- -- -- No and really there was properly famous prize and because I was in the Texas State Legislature Reagan we had I brought my chief of staff with me.
-- brought a legislative assistant with me so we actually have experience and passing legislation -- many instances killing legislation sometimes it's the bad bills that.
These your attention more than abilities this past.
So a little broader spectrum if you will 435.
Members vs -- state -- So would get an -- has been challenged but it's the same process.
Let's talk about the fourteenth district if you get -- kick off.
Three things that you -- do for the people -- -- -- for these district Gulf Coast of Texas very energy rich.
Very conservative district.
They want to keystone XL pipeline in fact we've press -- yesterday until Mr.
President he's coming to Texas with that -- wrong come talk about jobs these.
-- going to high school on.
Technology will -- come to the fourteenth district let's talk about energy production let's talk about Texas great article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.
Comparing California and Texas Texas produces more or old -- the next four or producing states -- So very proud of Texas in the energy sector that we have.
We want jobs in Texas my fourteenth district has a lot of that protects chemical industry and then -- we want the Keystone Pipeline to get some of those jobs.
My Texans in the pork industry -- district expect me to protect gun rights.
To fight for lower taxes and -- smaller government and lower government spending that's actually fourth.
Likely will be put off until immigration immigration gotta be another key.
Area -- it just for the -- -- but certainly for four border states.
-- know you're not on the committee that feeling with that but it's eventually going to -- it's gonna come true.
-- you sometimes how do you stand on a pathway to citizenship.
It's what you wanna see in this legislature well still being rich I haven't looked at the Senate's version of her some good things about -- -- some bad things about.
Of course having experience of the Texas legislature alarmed reserve judgment until I actually read those bills.
There are some house members crafting -- bill you know I'm actually reserving judgment tiller read that bill.
So I think immigration reform will come but on the reserve judgment until I I actually do read those bills.
What would you like to see it one of the things I'm coming from Texas would you like to see.
Included in and -- -- us.
And immigration reform well you mentioned pathway to citizenship there's already a pathway to citizenship if if immigrants coming in and by the way -- -- great grand of the German immigrant my great grandfather well -- sort and one grandson my grandfather.
Both him and his father my great grandfather came over from Germany on the boat.
My grandmother came over in utero her parents came over -- pregnant with her so -- -- -- parents were German emigrants.
And so on the grandson of the German immigrant they did at the legal way and so I think people need to do the legal way I think Americans expect that.
They expect would be confused -- for a society that don't expect it.
For people to get free Social Security to get the free giveaways if you will whether -- Medicare Medicaid whether it's welfare.
Economic assistance if they're not here legally I think that's what Texans expect.
-- a committee that will take you eventually to Africa or or to Middle East North Africa will will you be visiting these areas well I believe that it will.
When you wrapped that up with energy.
And you understand that.
Some of our energy is going to be coming from those countries in the fact that now we're exporting natural gas we're going to be very -- exporting natural gas or -- better world.
That I think it's important for us understand our trading partners what they have to offer us we can -- them and so we need to understand their their culture their economy.
And what they expect and I think it helps both of us.
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