Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was sworn in for a 4th term as the United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

In the 112th 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 our businesses and personal lives.

I am proud to continue to serve the 2nd District of Texas and represent the issues that matter most to southeast Texans, said Poe. The American people have been more engaged in our government over the past two years than in any other time in recent memory. It is time to restore our government to the people of this country. After all, its We the People.

According to a statement from his office, 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.

As a former prosecutor and judge in Houston, Texas, for 30 years, Congressman Poe serves on the House Judiciary Committee; Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Congressman Poe also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Subcommittees; as well as founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus advocating on behalf of victims in Congress.

For more information on Congressman Poe and the services provided by the congressional district offices, please visit the website: http://poe.house.gov.