It does not matter what the polls say, most Americans don’t like what Donald Trump is saying

Some years back at the 2008 RNC Convention, I was in St. Paul, MN as a National Delegate from Texas, and my husband and I met Republican pollster and analyst Dr. Frank Luntz, the author of one of the best books on good communication that I have read. Read more »

Congressman Smith Votes to Keep Promises to Veterans

I’ve had many opportunities to personally thank Texas veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation. But the best way we can thank them is by ensuring they receive the care and services they were promised. Read more »

Congressman Poe Appluads Passage of the REINS Act


The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Needs of Scrutiny (REINS) Act with my support. This legislation will require any federal rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more to come before Congress for an up-or-down before being adopted as law. Read more »

Immigration Law Is Not Glamorous


The majority of my clients are women. The majority of the cases we hear are about abuse and human rights issues, and although I would like to refer the case or turn it down, I can’t. “Help as many as you can,” echoes that paternal voice. It takes much strength to listen to these stories and to work the case. I can only be thankful that my staff has the patience to endure these sad cases. Read more »

Congressman Smith Calls for DOJ Investigation into Planned Parenthood


This week I joined Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and 132 other House Republicans in calling for an immediate DOJ investigation of Planned Parenthood practices revealed in a series of disturbing videos. Read more »

Texas Delegation Works Together to Invest in Border Infrastructure

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in efforts to give states more flexibility in how they use federal transportation funds, allowing them to invest more into border infrastructure. Reps. Hurd, McCaul, and Cuellar introduced H.R. 3181 in the House, and Sen. Read more »

Texans in the Forgotten War: Korea

The defense of South Korea was supposedly a U.N. action, but as history shows, the United States, unprepared for this war, took the brunt of the fighting, along with the South Koreans. Read more »

Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Pushed Through Another Win for the Washington Cartel


Last night, the McConnell-Reid leadership team pushed through another win for the Washington Cartel, and they did so at the taxpayers' expense. By casting votes in favor of cronyism and special interests, the Senate made clear what group matters most to them... and the answer is not the American people. Read more »

How Not To Win A General Election


In primary season, sometimes a political party or candidates take their eyes off the prize and forget their ultimate goal: to win the general election. In the case of dealing with Donald Trump, this is becoming rapidly obvious that some candidates in their haste to attack the Donald, forget that what they do now will cost them in the future. Read more »

Deputy District Director J.D. Kennedy Recognized for Service in the Marine Corps


I’m proud I hire veterans and have had many former service members work for me since I began serving in Congress, including my current Deputy District Director, JD Kennedy. JD was recently recognized for his service in the Marine Corps by the El Campo Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1069 President Leonard Sternadel. Read more »


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