Lt. Governor Patrick Launches Initiative To Enhance Classroom To Career Transition

HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced a major workforce development initiative that bridges the gap between the classroom and the interview room. Read more »

President Obama’s Proposed Tax is an Assault on American Energy and American Families

President Obama’s proposed tax on oil is an egregious tax hike on American families and an attack on American energy.

The Case For Marco Rubio


Many friends have supported Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, and I understand the appeals of both candidates, but in my opinion, Marco Rubio gives us the best chance to win. Below I explain why. Read more »

Ted Wins Iowa; Trump Cries


Ted Cruz came out winning the Iowa caucuses on Monday, February 1. The pundits were predicting a ‘close’ tie between Cruz and Donald Trump. The polls, before the caucuses, read Trump, Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson in that order.

RCP Average 1/24 – 1/31
Trump 28.6
Cruz 23.9
Rubio 16.9
Carson 7.7
Paul 4.1
Bush 4.1
Huckabee 3.1
Kasich 2.9
Fiorina 2.6
Christie 2.4
Santorum 1.1 Read more »

A Look At the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Now that the Iowa caucuses are over, I will begin with who I didn’t support and why. First, there is Jeb Bush. Bush is a good guy who had a conservative record as a governor but throughout this campaign, he never got good traction and the first reason was simply his last name. Read more »

Using New Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

Earlier this year, U.S. Marshals announced the arrest of Rosain Moreno, a 27-year-old Pennsylvania man, who allegedly convinced a 13-year-old girl to run away from her parents and travel with him to South Carolina.

Iowa Caucus Follow Up


I knew something unexpected was about to happen in Iowa at our caucus. Our precinct was expecting 170 but 240 showed up. Conventional wisdom stated that this should benefit Trump, but our precinct saw something different happen: Rubio won. Something big was happening. Read more »

Vote to Override the President’s Veto and Repeal ObamaCare

Yesterday I issued the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto on H.R. 3762, legislation to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood: Read more »

House to Vote on Iran Sanctions, Override President’s Reconciliation Veto

This week, the House is back in session and we will be voting on some important foreign policy and conservative domestic priorities. The House is expected to consider the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (H.R. 3662) to enhance Congressional oversight of U.S. economic and trade sanctions with the Iranian regime. Read more »

Paris Climate Agreement a Bad Deal for Americans

Today, I held a hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Obama’s recent pledge to the United Nations-led effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The president pledged that the United States will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade and by 80 percent or more by 2050. Read more »


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