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  • commented 2016-03-13 14:08:01 -0500
    The industry-wide regulations contained in the United States maritime law from the 1920s known as the Jones Act provide that if cargo is shipped from one American port to another American port the following must be true:


    1) The ship must have been built in an American shipyard.

    2) The ship must be owned by an American company.

    3) The ship must be staffed by American sailors.


    To those who don’t have any real knowledge of the shipping industry, this creates a monopoly and a protectionist wall that is ridiculously irrelevant to modern-day shipping 100 years later. Keeping the law in place however does have support from an extremely effective lobby. At the time the law was passed, lawmakers decided that because of the undo economic difficulty it would place on the United States Virgin Islands they were exempted from this portion of the law. The distance between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is not very much different from say the distance between Houston and Austin. About a couple of months ago the first two tankers of American crude oil sold internationally left the US, specifically from Houston and Corpus Christi. Their destination was a refinery complex in Italy. The Jones act makes this sale more profitable in the real world market then sending the two tankers to New Jersey. That this situation exists today is a black eye to the principle of free market trade in the United States.


    Puerto Rico is in a virtual economic free fall. The United States currently has on its hands a glut of propane (virtually interchangeable with liquefied petroleum gas or LPG). The United States Virgin Islands is in the process of converting its power plants from diesel to propane. Puerto Rico chose the much more difficult conversion process for the first plant it is converting to liquefied natural gas. Up until now natural gas has not been in use in Puerto Rico. But Puerto Rico does have multiple propane importers/distributors. The propane does not come from Texas (or anywhere else in the U.S.). This is an insane situation when within our own country we have a glut of propane and a very close by U.S. territory that could hugely benefit economically, yet we make it economically unfeasible for the Puerto Ricans to buy it. Ted Cruz or any other Republican candidate for president ought to publicly come out and say that he would sign an executive order declaring an economic emergency and creating a specific exemption from the Jones act specifically for the purpose of shipping propane (LPG) to Puerto Rico. In just this one small slice of the market, this could create an example of how much help this could provide to Puerto Rico thereby promoting the concept of a permanent total exemption for the island territory exactly the same as its neighbor, the United States Virgin Islands. This anti-monopolistic, anti-Washington cartel picking winners and losers action is exactly dead in the middle of Ted Cruz’s desire to show that true conservatives are willing to sacrifice the desires of special interest groups in favor of support for “we the people”. I call on Congressman Culberson to support this concept at this crucial economic time for Puerto Rico. It is the right thing to do for the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico. It also happens to be the right thing to do for Texans.
  • commented 2016-03-03 11:18:16 -0600
    I have to further state that, due to the underhanded, stab-in-the-back voting done by John Culberson as our Congressman on the low-income housing on Fountainview, I wish we, the people of his district, could cancel any vote we innocently made for him and have HIM impeached. Such deceit is unpardonable.
  • commented 2016-03-03 11:11:40 -0600
    I am totally discussed, and bitterly disappointed to learn that you, Congressman Culberson, voted in support of the HUD DEVELOPMENT planned at the corner of Fountainview & Westheimer here in Houston that you now pretend to lead in objection. A little late, sir. You have definitely lost my support in any future elections.
  • commented 2016-03-02 09:55:52 -0600
    You fat ass white whale. You vote to kill Texans and the dumb as constituents still vote for you. Now we can all pray some day God sees fit to balance the cards after what you have done to protect illegals and vote with liberals and suck as to Obama you nasty man. You are a predator to the constituents me being one. You steal our money, you vote to take our rights. I voted against you and I hope and pray that you start being held accountable for all your lying to Texans you do. Like you did about the border patrol. You are an evil man. Your opponents are more of a man that you ever were or will be. You are nothing but a vacuum hose attached to Obama.
  • commented 2016-03-01 23:39:28 -0600
    To the Honorable Congressman John Culberson—


    I am a lifelong Republican. I held precinct chairs in Texas & Alaska. I am the daughter of a Texas Republican National Committeeman. I worked for the RNC, the Republican Parties of Texas & Alaska.


    Ted Cruz helped George W. Bush become President with his eloquent fight in front of the Supreme Court, Bush v. Gore. Two former Presidents live in Texas. Ted Cruz has won 3 times over Trump (Alaska is still in play) and has 20+ more delegates than Rubio. Rubio has NO path to the nomination even with his win in Minnesota.


    It is time for the Republican Party to unite behind one candidate!!! That candidate cannot be Trump or Rubio!!! If you support any candidate other than Cruz, you will help elect Hillary Clinton, and I foresee the possibility Republicans lose the Senate & possibly the House because Trump has no coattails for candidates down ticket. If we elect Trump (God forbid) he will destroy the Republican Party.


    Please offer your support to Cruz and urge the Bush family to support Ted Cruz before the next debate.


    Diana L. Buffington

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    Gainesville, Texas 76240

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    Email: diana@thebuffs.ws


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  • commented 2016-02-29 16:06:23 -0600
    I VOTED FOR YOU.

    I have a question: When we (Obama) release prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to another country, how much money do we pay per prisoners to the foreign country for taking our prisoners?
  • commented 2016-02-28 15:17:00 -0600
  • commented 2016-02-19 13:48:06 -0600
    Do not send any more mail to me. I just received your letter about the low income housing and am embarrassed that you represent me in the US congress. I have been working very hard to pull myself up out of my current struggle and yet you and your politics and policies aim to make it more difficult for me to achieve my goals, especially after your party ruined the current future of America in 2008 while I was still in college. You do not represent me and I will see to it that ignorant politicians like you do not get re-elected.


    Wherever you got my contact information needs to remove me from their list permanently.
  • commented 2016-02-17 23:50:51 -0600
    Why did Mr. Culberson vote to fund Obama’s agenda to the tune of $1.15 trillion ? This vote seems to indicate that he is more interested in maintaining good standing with the GOP establishment than voting to meet the goals of his constituents ! Have voted for him in all past elections but you lost our votes this time!
  • commented 2016-02-16 17:27:52 -0600
    regarding HHA flooding low income housing in our district, talk like Trump and say it straight. "Mr President: In your effort to change our district to a Democratic district under the guise of diversification of population, let me make a deal with you, “I will endorse it in writing if you will personally agree to pay for the cost of the increase in crime arising from the residents living in HHA. As long as the rate of crime among these residents is in line with the current crime rate in my district, we can handle it. I trust that you would not profile by income or race, so this should be a great deal for both of us”. If you don’t agree, your transparency is abundently clear to everyone"
  • commented 2016-02-16 14:58:13 -0600
    I just want to thank you for “looking out” for our interests regarding the HHA to building a subsidized low-income housing project at 1640 Fountain View. It is wrong for all the reasons you cite. I especially am concerned about the traffic congestion on Fountain View and Westheimer. I feel you will be putting the school children in harm’s way. Where will they attend school? Briargrove Elementary has a waiting list already!!! I cannot begin to think of the mess this project is going to create?

    But again, thank you for at least trying.
  • commented 2016-02-14 14:35:16 -0600
    Thank you for your recent letter highlighting the push for low income housing in our neighborhoods. I had no idea!
  • commented 2016-02-11 15:30:53 -0600
    Why did Mr. Culberson vote to fund Obama’s agenda to the tune of $1.15 trillion ? This vote seems to indicate that he is more interested in maintaining good standing with the GOP establishment than voting to meet the goals of his constituents ! Have voted for him in all past elections. but having second thoughts !

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