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Supporting Small Businesses and Charitable Giving

Hard work and charitable giving are some of our nation’s core values, and we should be doing all we can to encourage strengthening and continuing these values – particularly when too many Americans are still struggling in today’s economy. Read more »

Texans Continue to Suffer Under Obamacare

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One thing I continue to hear from the people I represent is how terrible and totally unworkable Obamacare is. I’ve received countless letters and phone calls from folks like Michelle from Seadrift, whose monthly cost nearly doubled from $440 a month to $820 and now she can’t afford basic coverage for her children and husband. Michelle writes, "We had to cancel our insurance because we could not afford the premiums. Read more »

It's Time to Arm the Ukrainians

President Obama must change course and give Ukrainians the arms they need to stop Putin.

The Obama administration must stop the handwringing that has characterized the president’s foreign policy and immediately provide lethal military assistance to Ukraine. After failing for nearly a year to change Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calculus, the United States needs to finally take action. Read more »

Notario Fraud and Other Scams

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In many Latin American countries a notario, or notary, is the equivalent of an attorney. In others, the title denotes someone who is a public official with quasi-judicial power. However, in the United States, a notario is simply someone legally empowered to witness and certify documents and take affidavits. They are not licensed to practice law. Read more »

It's All in the Name - The Name is Terrorist

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ISIS has beheaded yet another person.

We also learned Monday morning that the Taliban assassins murdered nine people in Afghanistan.

A few months ago, the Taliban did a most vicious act of jihad. They attacked a school and murdered 150 children and their teachers in Pakistan. Read more »

Senator Cornyn Grills HHS Secretary Over Lack of Obamacare Contingency Plan

"These hearings are absolutely no use to us if the witnesses refuse to answer straightforward questions...And to deny us a straightforward answer to straightforward questions, that's just unacceptable."

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During a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell repeatedly refused to answer my questions about the Obama Administration’s response if the Supreme Court determines subsidies for insurance purchased through a federal exchange are illegal in the King v. Burwell case later this year.

Video of the exchange can be found here, and excerpts from the exchange are below. Read more »

January 2015 Republican Party of Texas Chairman’s Update

Of particular significance to the Texas delegation was a resolution that we sponsored asking that the Committee on Convention Arrangements ensure that there is a live microphone in each delegation during the 2016 convention.

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Republican Party of Texas - The start of a new year is time for planning. This was the case with the RNC as it held its first meeting of the year in San Diego. National Committeeman Dr. Robin Armstrong, National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell, and I all attended the multi-day meeting at which the future of the party was discussed. Read more »

Sen. Cruz Introduces Obamacare Repeal Bill

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In November voters all across the country spoke loud and clear that Congress must do everything we can to repeal Obamacare. The results of this disastrous law speak for themselves: millions of Americans out of work or unable to find full-time work. Premiums going through the roof while median incomes have fallen. Millions who have lost both their doctors and the plans they liked, contrary to the President's promises. Read more »

ISIS Murders Jordanian Pilot

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ISIS terrorists have released a video reportedly showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive in a cage. The barbarity and brutality of ISIS jihadists knows no bounds. The savages did not stop there. They released the execution video on Twitter by the al-Furqan media arm of ISIS. Read more »

PLANNED PARENTHOOD and the KILLING FIELDS in San Antonio

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The Khmer Rouge regime is known to have killed an estimated 2.5 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979. Legal abortions in the US since Roe v. Wade from 1973 until 2011 have been estimated at 53 million with almost a million in 2012 and 1.2 million in 2013. The immoral never rest, and unfortunately, San Antonio has not been overlooked by the butchers of our most vulnerable: the unborn. Read more »

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