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  • Evidently your staff had nothing better to do on Mother’s Day than to falsely accuse Rep. Byron Cook, suggesting that Cook is supporting legislation that the majority of Texas Republicans oppose.
  • A friend of mine was invited to Omaha to part of the Berkshire Hathaway 50th anniversary celebration. To attend a Berkshire Hathaway stockholder meeting is to attend a celebration of free markets and capitalism, but the irony is that Warren Buffett, the...
  • After sailing to approval in the Texas House, a package of bonds worth about $3.1 billion in college campus construction might have a more uncertain future in the Texas Senate. The bill approved earlier this month in the House drew only a few “no” votes...
  • "Any honest discussion of immigration must acknowledge that our immigration system is more complex and restricted than virtually any other sector of the economy."
  • Three years ago, I don't think I would have ever imagined myself defending the decriminalization of marijuana, much less the legalization of it. My first ministry internship while in college included living with and working in a half way house. I've seen...

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As we gather this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with our friends and family, please take a moment to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have freedom. America is a stronger country...
Why is mandatory drug-testing for welfare not the law all around the country?One would think that the people funding those on welfare would at least like to know that they are living a drug-free life. Why should taxpayers...
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in praising passage of H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness...
KLRN broadcast the first round of the five planned debates between appointed Mayor Ivy Taylor and Leticia Van de Putte which aired last Friday night, May 15. Rick Casey was the moderator of the 18 minute bout on “Texas Week...
In the early morning hours of Monday, while most of the city was asleep, the diligent Houston Police Department responded to a robbery call at an Exxon service station.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans began to look at our national security in a different light. No longer were the lines of battle neatly drawn and enemies easily identified. In the 21st century, threats would be...
When dealing George Stephanopoulos, conservatives should simply follow the acronym WWDD (What Would Democrats Do?). If Megyn Kelly had provided a softball interview of Jeb Bush and we found out that she contributed to the ...
There’s a renewed push at the Texas Capitol to prevent people from skirting their responsibility to make child support payments through misclassification. Worker misclassification, also known as "payroll fraud," causes all...
Last week, I introduced H.R. 2255, a bill that would make the American Community Survey voluntary. Under the Constitution, the federal government must conduct a Census every ten years to account for the population. To do so...
For nearly a quarter of century, we have been told that “we have reached a tipping point to stop human induced climate change.” We were told by former IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri in 2007 that if no action was taken...
In my new assignment as Chairman of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, I am working to ensure that federal agencies under my jurisdiction uphold the law as written by Congress – not as the President wishes they were...
Wednesday the House passed historic, bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking in America. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) is now on its way to the President's desk to be signed into law. JVTA was...
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize more than $3 billion in bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 higher education campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a...
Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton blasted CNN for putting as-yet unproven information out as verifiable fact. The news network posted a statement in an article earlier this week which asserted four of the nine people...
Most of us have left a comment online or used platforms like Yelp or TripAdvisor to post a review of a restaurant or product. However did you know that leaving a comment or posting a review can actually lead to a lawsuit....
On May 13, the House passed H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which prohibits bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
Over the weekend, we learned U.S. Special Operations forces successfully conducted a raid against Abu Sayyaf, a high-profile ISIS leader. Sayyaf is believed to be responsible for ISIS’ finances, specifically their black...
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) again ruled against the United States on USDA’s mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. Today’s final decision by the WTO on USDA’s mandatory COOL requirements once...
The 84th Texas Legislature is coming to a fast and furious close. Will there be a special session? Will there be TWO special sessions? Only time will tell.
Several people were killed Sunday afternoon in a shootout between rival biker gangs outside the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco, Texas. Waco police say eight were killed, another died in the hospital, and up to 18 others were...

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