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Terrorist Attack in Somalia

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As our nation and the world continue to heal from the horrific attack in Orlando earlier this month, we have once again witnessed a vicious attack on innocent people going about their daily lives. Saturday afternoon, it was a suicide bomber at the Nasa Hablod airport hotel, which was then stormed by gunmen with al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic terrorist group. Read more »

Introduction of the Financial CHOICE Act

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I released the following statement after the introduction of a discussion draft of the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act: Read more »

How Texas Became Smart on Crime

Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop in crime during the past decade while incarcerating fewer people. Read more »

Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Protect Free Speech

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The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to examine legislation to protect free speech. H.R. 2304, the “SPEAK Free Act.” This “anti-SLAPP” legislation is designed to curb abusive, strategic lawsuits against public policy often filed against online reviewers, citizen journalists, and others to stifle free speech with expensive litigation. Read more »

Worker Misclassification Debate Starts Anew at the Texas Capitol

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The issue of worker misclassification promises to loom large once again during the next session of the Texas Legislature – and not just as it relates to the construction industry.

Misclassification is when businesses pretend their labor is being done on a subcontracting basis when by law the people doing the work should be compensated as employees. Read more »

Give FBI Tools They Need to Stop Terror Attacks Before They Happen

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Last week during a press conference, I discussed the importance of passing an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Burr (R-NC) that would equip the Federal Bureau of Investigation with tools so they can stop terror attacks before they happen. Read more »

Uptown/Galleria TIRZ Terrorizes Traffic

Some time ago, I wrote an article in an effort to inform readers about how their tax dollars are being spent on improvement projects in and around the Galleria area. Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, or TIRZ were the target of my article titled, So What Is a TIRZ Anyway??. Read more »

Are Democrats That Stupid?

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Are Democrats that stupid or do they simply follow their leaders blindly without thinking? Read more »

Tuesday's In Texas: Red Adair

Born the son of an Irish blacksmith in Houston, Paul Neal Adair, commonly known as ‘‘Red’’ started his long service as a fire fighter in World War II with the 139th Bomb Disposal Squadron. Read more »

What Candidates Got Wrong on Orlando

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In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, we have seen many explanations of why, and many of them wrong. Read more »

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