Red Tape Cutter Success Story


This summer, a Vietnam Veteran who posted on Facebook about the problems he was having with the VA contacted my office for help. After a loss of mobility, this veteran’s doctor ordered a wheelchair for him, but he had not received it after a long wait. Vanessa Hicks-Callaway, a Red Tape Cutter and retired US Army Colonel, who works in my Victoria office, opened a case for him and started working through the VA’s extremely backlogged system.

Truckers Against Trafficking

Modern day slavery is happening all around us, and it occurs in the form of human trafficking. Victims are sold into sex slavery, drugged, beaten, threatened and forced to engage in horrifying acts at the demand of their captors. While many Americans are aware that human trafficking occurs, most think it exists primarily in faraway countries.


A full page ad ran in the San Antonio Express News on September 7, 2016 on page A7. It was paid for by Catholics for Choice. A note at the bottom read, ‘Public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value’. NOT TRUE! The words Catholics and (Pro) Choice do not belong together; in fact they contradict each other.

Here is Why America is Less Safe

The stunning White House ransom payments to Iran controversy just gets worse. It turns out payments to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism wasn’t $400 million but a whopping $1.7 billion.

Cornyn, Cruz, Blumenthal, Schumer Bill to Help Recover Nazi-Confiscated Art Passes Judiciary Committee


Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR) which was introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Terrorism and Immigration: A Risk Analysis

Terrorism is a hazard to human life and material prosperity that should be addressed in a sensible manner whereby the benefits of actions to contain it outweigh the costs. Foreign-born terrorists who entered the country, either as immigrants or tourists, were responsible for 88 percent (or 3,024) of the 3,432 murders caused by terrorists on U.S. soil from 1975 through the end of 2015.

The Race Tightens


With the first big debate in sight, the race is now tightening.  Hillary is just ahead by an average of 2 points in the real clear politics average.  For Trump, the bad news is that he has failed to cross the 40% mark since July 30th. But for Hillary, she has not been able to exploit her advantage.

Summer Wrap Up

The summer is always a busy time for Houstonians. As many of you are getting back into the school routine and wrapping up summer travels, I wanted to share some of the work I did both in and around the community during the summer district work period.

Our Dangerous World And This Year's Election


It seems every presidential election comes with stakes higher than the last, and that is certainly true this year. Voters will again go to the polls in November to decide who can best handle the serious issues that our country faces, but this time it seems the state of our world affairs is in even more disarray. And, so is America's role in the world.

Obamacare Has Failed Texas Families

The truth is the implementation and the reality of Obamacare has been nothing short of a disaster for many of the people that I represent in Texas, but it's not limited to the 27 million people or so who live in Texas.

Unfortunately when Congress and Washington make a mistake, it's the American people that have to pay the price, and it seems like the consequences of Obamacare are only getting worse.


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