The Idea Lab

January 12, 2012 | Issue Post

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."

December 15, 2011 | Issue Post

In the next few days, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue another final regulation directed at electricity utilities. This rule, known as the Utility MACT, will impose an estimated $11 billion each year in new costs on our economy. It will threaten electricity-generating capacity in many parts of the country.

December 8, 2011 | Issue Post

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency would like to regulate farm dust all across the nation. I know it sounds ridiculous, but given the Obama administration's demonstrated hostility toward rural America, it should not come as a huge surprise.

December 5, 2011 | Issue Post

"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."

November 29, 2011 | Issue Post

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.

November 16, 2011 | Issue Post

The technology and communications sector is the most innovative in our country--it deserves the most innovative and open government agency.