Mayor Ivy Taylor defeated former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on Saturday night in the runoff election for San Antonio mayor. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Taylor received 50,659 votes or 52 percent compared to 47...
Wednesday I applauded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling in favor of several health and safety provisions in Texas legislation, House Bill 2, which ensures that abortion clinics meet the safety standards of state...
On June 11th and 12th, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives voted on several trade bills: H.R. 1295, Trade Preferences Extension; H.R. 1314, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA); H.R. 1314, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA);...
The May 16, 2015, Economist article "Not Running, But Fleeing" reported the millennials aged 18 to 34 seem to be losing faith in electoral politics as a way of tackling society's problems, which raises so
TSA is the government agency that is supposed to keep us safe at airports, safe from would-be terrorists that would go through screening and get on America's airplanes. It comes about as a result of the 9/11 attacks on our...
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Today, in a nearly complete pro-life victory, a three-judge panel at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to uphold the constitutionality of Texas' pro-life law, House Bill 2, as applied...
West Texas Drive (KRFE AM 580 – Lubbock) has offered its weekday afternoon radio venue to host an immigration debate between Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and Norman Adams of
Patrick Newman, a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, discusses the depression of the 1870s, which is often cited as evidence of the economic instability of laissez-faire capitalism.
I have received a lot of questions and phone calls about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and I wanted to explain the differences between the two and ask for your opinion.
Republican skepticism of big government bureaucracies has been proven right once again with last week’s revelation that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is performing more like the DMV and the Postal Service...
Imagine my surprise when I read the front page of the liberal Express News on Sunday, June 7...two articles discussing the husbands of the mayoral candidates, Ivy Taylor, ‘Mayor facing interest conflict’ an
Today I voted to give Congress and the American people control over the president’s existing power to negotiate trade agreements. Congress and the American people should have a say when it comes to trade agreements.
Republican Party of Texas - The month of May was a busy time for our team at RPT. Our focus has begun to shift away from the legislative session to beating the Democrats in 2016. We’ve started phone banking earlier than ever...
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)  and I wrapped up our visit on a two-day trip to Laredo, which was prompted by an attack on a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter on Friday afternoon...
I released the following statement on the passage of the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill which funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other...
As the dust settles from the tumult of another Legislative Session and as the punditry class begins to opine on the winners and losers of our grand, biennial, Texas conversation, it seems clear to me that when we work...
A Houston police officer was shot in the back following a “routine traffic stop” near the Midtown area. The officer did not sustain a life-threatening injury, and is expected to make a complete recovery.
In this election cycle, the Republicans suffer from a problem of riches where voters will find that there may be at least seven or eight candidates superior to those running for Democratic nomination, including front runner...
Last Thursday evening, we learned of another major cyberattack and data breach against the United States. The U.S. believes Chinese hackers stole sensitive identity and personal information from as many as four million...
A would-be robber was flown by air ambulance to the hospital Friday night after being shot by his intended victim. The Houston woman, a holder of a Concealed Handgun License, pulled her gun after being threatened and shot...

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