Democratic activists have a "brilliant" idea (not) to give us a state income tax. To be clear, none of the current major taxes go away and why should they? Paternal government knows better than you, so we need to give them...
A patron of an Arlington, Texas, restaurant who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun pulled his weapon and shot a gunman shortly who had just killed the store manager. The assailant and manager died from their wounds at...
Clinton's emails ended up on Weiner's computer as the FBI director strongly defended his decision to alert Congress just days before the 2016 election about his agency's investigation into emails potentially related to...
As Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I recently released the following statement in support of a measure to allow private-sector employers to offer employees the choice of paid time off in lieu of cash wages for...
Last week, President Donald Trump came out with a plan for tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate and simplifies taxes for individuals. Now, the House Ways and Means Committee has to get down to the hard work of...
Police are searching for a motive in a stabbing attack at the University of Texas at Austin that left one student dead and three others hurt. Armed with a "bowie-style" hunting knife, witnesses and police say a student "...
For a generation of sports fans, ESPN was the king of sports broadcasting. From the early 1990s, ESPN was edgy with sports announcers like Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann who combined humor and irrelevance in their sports...
With the first 100 days in the rearview mirror, President Trump is entering the next phase of his administration vowing to confront the crisis with North Korea – saying in an interview that “we have to be prepared for the...
The real fact of the matter is that these bills won’t do anything. Who is going to police it – are you going to have a police officer standing outside every restroom? And a criminal is going to do criminal things, period....
Historic, bold tax reform is what Texans have waited years for and Wednesday they have a White House, the House and the Senate all moving in the same direction.
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, which includes additional funding for border security and defense, and the importance of free trade agreements to Texas.  Excerpts of...
Border apprehensions of illegal immigrants are substantially down in the first few months of the Trump administration. In fact, the border apprehension figure for the month of March is only 16,600, the lowest monthly figure...
San Antonio has a great opportunity to elect a man of action, integrity and leadership. Patrick von Dohlen is campaigning to win a seat on the San Antonio city council for District 9. He and his family are active...
An unarmed missile capable of sending a nuclear bomb across the world was launched Wednesday from a coastal California military base amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The unarmed Minuteman 3...
I released the following statement after introducing the Mahan Airlines and Terrorism Prevention Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report a list of airports at which Mahan Air,...
As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I introduced legislation to help wounded warriors who return to work have access to the affordable health care they deserve.  More specifically, the Health...
On Wednesday, I introduced the H.R. 2152, the Citizens Right to Know Act. 
When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they provided American citizens with protections for individual liberties including free speech, the right to bear arms, and more. The Fourth Amendment protects Americans...
One doesn’t have to be a PhD to understand the flaws of climate change science as it is presently constituted. If humans are primarily responsible for climate change along with C02, then how does that theory act in the real...
Today on the Senate floor, I called for the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to provide adequate defense funding in order to meet the national security threats facing our nation.

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