As the fate of Dreamers remains in limbo, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced a bipartisan bill last week that would provide a “three-for-three” approach to protect Dreamers and...
This week I spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the USCG Valent Hall. After working on this project for many years, I am glad to see it finally came to fruition. It was scheduled to be completed about two...
Last year, Congress passed landmark legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation cuts taxes in every income group.Now, Texans are seeing the impact of this pro-family, pro-growth tax reform. And so are the...
The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest court in Texas for deciding criminal justices issues. There is no one better qualified than Judge Dib Waldrip to be elected to Place 8 on the Court.
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a measure to enhance criminal penalties for websites that facilitate sex trafficking: 
Gov. Greg Abbott has surprised many observers of Texas politics by actively campaigning to defeat three incumbent Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives in their bids for re-election – Lyle Larson from San...
The Republican Primary will be over March 6 at 7:30 pm. I have a mountain of mailers telling me who the most conservative, the most pro-life, the most fiscally conservative candidates are to vote for. I have to laugh because...
Gov. Greg Abbott has now traveled to two Republican Texas House members’ districts to campaign against them, repeatedly call them “liberals,” and make clear that even uttering opposition to a key mechanism for his...
Texans have already set a record for early voting in a non-presidential primary election year, and there’s still one more day to go on Friday.
The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors who use false, deceptive, or unfair marketing to promote dangerously addictive drugs. The DOJ intends to recover the costs of treatment and...
During many conversations regarding politics today, person-A will refer to ‘they’, which is typically followed by person-B asking, “And who are ‘they’?”  The answers to this question are often difficult to respond with...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I urged my colleagues to take up my Fix NICS Act, a bill with broad bipartisan support to help prevent gun violence.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
Click here to watch the results come in as Texas Republican Primary voters head to the polls Tuesday, March 6th. There will be some hotly contested races all the way from the county level to the state and...
A few weeks back I wrote about how Romney-Clinton voters, turned off by Trump’s action on immigration, were poised to influence districts like the Texas 7th.
This weekend, I presented the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service to Professor Jeremy Winston.
I authored the following Op-Ed in the Waco Tribune highlighting the historic reforms included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are already making a di
One of the main concerns for residents of Montgomery County is the increasing property tax burden. The county and state government finance systems are so complex that it is easy for misconceptions to arise about how the...
With the primary elections coming up this Tuesday, March 6, Republican voters should take note of the race for Texas House District 13.
I'd like to mention briefly two iconic companies that are showing their devotion to Texas in a much different but important manner.  Based in Tyler, they are spreading the good news of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the law that...
Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the...

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