The following article was authored by Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.The Texas House has just approved what I believe is this session’s most meaningful and lasting effort to control government spending.
I listened to last week’s oral arguments before The Supreme Court about a constitutional mandate of same-sex marriage, and I was STUNNED. Much was discussed on both sides about the social implications and social...
The Senate has passed a property tax cut. The House has passed a sales tax cut. The Senate, led by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, followed the clear will of the people and delivered on their...
This week the House passed the first joint budget with the Senate since 2001. For far too long Senate Democrats have hindered our ability to put forth common sense solutions to lower our nation’s debt, balance the budget,...
The Texas Patriots PAC's "Celebrating the American Dream: An Evening with Donald Trump and Mattress Mack" was quite a success as real estate tycoon, Donald Trump, highlighted his achievements and dreams for America, told in ...
Today, there is no greater threat to U.S. national security than the prospect of a nuclear Iran. Led by theocratic zealots who have pledged to "annihilate Israel" and who regularly lead chants of "Death to America," an Iran...
Advice to my Republican friends: Follow the lead of Ted Cruz and simply tell any reporter or any Democrat in a debate, “Follow the Science.” Duke University recently published a study that shows that climate realist views...
The recent scandal involving the Clinton’s may be the final straw that could end Hillary’s quest for the White House.
Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), passed the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA). TPA empowers Congress to outline trade priorities for the President...
An ashen Baltimore awoke on Tuesday morning to reveal a battled scarred city charred by fire following a night of violent rioting and looting after the funeral of Freddie Gray - who died in police custody. Acrid smoke hung...
As Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, rolled out his top priorities for lawmakers in Austin earlier this year, one of the things he sought to highlight is the importance of a skilled workforce and the fact that a four-year degree is...
Campaigns have a tendency to bring out the worst in people and that's never truer than when a lot of money for companies and officials is on the line.One of the reasons it is so hard to beat outrageous bonds is because...
I released the following statement after voting this past week in favor of H.R. 2029, the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill:
San Antonio with its rich historic Catholic roots and a population of over 1.4 million is presently embarking in electing its next mayor and city council on Saturday, May 9, with early voting until Tuesday, May 5.
As House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman, I hosted Apollo astronaut and Kerrville resident Gene Cernan today for a screening of The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary on Cernan’s life.
Last year, a National Geographic photographer captured 5,000 desperate people navigating their way through a sandstorm, and then eventually breaking through a barbed wire for safety through the border into Turkey.
Last week, the I-69 Alliance made a trip to Washington D.C. As the Chair of the I-69 Caucus, the goal of our bipartisan group is to educate Congress about the important role that I-69 has moving people and as a freight...
This Easter, Pope Francis focused his message on the worldwide persecution of Christians. Around the world, Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed for their faith. According to the Pew Research Center, no...
Ron Paul ran for the White House in 2008 and 2012, and now his son has brought focus on the Libertarian movement within the Republican Party.
Last week the House passed two bills to combat the growing threat of cyber attacks. Cyber threats can compromise everything from personal privacy to intellectual property to our national security, and the problem is only...

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