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  • A bill aimed at cracking down on companies that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees could help reduce the numbers of unlawful workers in Texas. Companies use worker misclassification as a tool to cheat the...
  • I received an official call yesterday afternoon letting me know that Ted Cruz would declare his presidential candidacy on March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia. His announcement took place this morning at Liberty University, known for its...
  • "Immigrants’ political and ideological opinions will not shift American policy in a big-government direction."
  • Several days ago, the Conservative Political Action Conference- better known as CPAC - took place in National Harbor at the Gaylord Hotel. The new chairman of the American Conservative Union, Mr. Matt Schlapp, elected in June 2014, has made news...
  • "Mr. Simpson overrides the Bible’s core teachings about living the Christian life and true personal freedom in favor of a political philosophy that advocates libertinism."

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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, Boston...

On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas...
The question is, can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes?
For the sixth year in a row, President Obama has handed Congress a tax-and-spend, big-government budget that never balances. It ignores our growing national debt and punishes hard-working taxpayers.
I issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), which repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replaces it with a long-term...
Wednesday the Army confirmed what we have suspected all along: the Administration’s claims that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction could not be further from the truth. He served with distinction– that...
Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour...
While the economic need for substantive immigration reform is crystal clear, politics and partisanship have fogged the issue. Disruptive factions within both parties in Congress have prevented the advancement of any...
“Montgomery County has a traffic problem, and something must be done about it.”Utter that statement to county residents and you’ll get a similar response to what you would hear had you just told them the sky is blue and...
Since 2009, America’s security has been imperil due to the feckless nature of Obama and much of his foreign policy team, including John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton. America is less safe today than when Obama...
After 13 years of the mind-numbing low intensity conflict in Afghanistan, I've never seen the knife more dull. All the hard lessons learned in Vietnam, and fixed during the first Gulf War, have been unlearned again. The...
The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called “suspicious” by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in...
My mother makes wonderful double-chocolate brownies . As a kid, I would take them to school , and the PTA would sell them in the school bake sale to raise money for projects like uniforms for the school band and cheerleaders...
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and...
Greenpeace Founder Patrick Moore denies man-caused climate change. This is not a climate change “hater” or “denier” or an “anti-environmentalist”. This is a reasoned, experienced environmentalist and scientist that is simply...
Yesterday, I announced I am subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have led recent efforts to increase transparency and accountability at...
I know that many won’t believe it, that my two favorites among the considered Republicans for 2016 are Texans, is a coincidence. Well, it may not be a coincidence that Texas happened to produce them.
As Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, I introduced H.R. 1479, the Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act.
In the United States today, each citizen owes nearly $57,000 to pay down our massive $18 trillion national debt. If we do not get serious about tackling this spending-driven debt crisis, we will harm opportunity for...
Writing and passing a budget is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of any legislative body.When it comes to the budget … our priority is clear. Our priority is to protect the hardworking taxpayers of this country.I...
The Democrats are starting to rethink their Hillary Clinton option, but she is still their leading candidate for President. The question is, “What will a Clinton foreign policy look like?” The conventional wisdom is that...

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