"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."
There are no priorities before Congress more pressing than spurring private sector job growth and reducing the deficit.
That's why, under my direction, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee has dedicated the past year to exploring how spectrum policy can help accomplish these goals.
The technology and communications sector is the most innovative in our country--it deserves the most innovative and open government agency.
Economists call it "the jobs multiplier effect" -- each new job created in turn supports other new jobs. A new pool of workers means new salaries being spent in local economies for everyday needs at places like the supermarket, the car dealer, or the dentist.
This week the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected President Obama's jobs bill. But there is another jobs bill on the horizon, and this one can pass the Senate.
There's a constructive role for the federal government to play in expanding and diversifying America's energy sources, but it is not the role we are seeing from the Obama administration. The Solyndra scandal is the most obvious example of an energy policy that has gone off course, but it is far from the only one.