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The IRS targeted, intimidated, and harassed many Americans because of their political philosophy. The people are still waiting for answers about why their government is engaged in this Soviet-style behavior. Read more »

Holding the VA Accountable


Wednesday, the House passed legislation that would allow for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct. Read more »

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Clarifying Congressional Review Period for Iran Nuclear Deal


Yesterday I introduced a resolution, S. Res. 238, defining the start of Congress’ 60-day review period and detailing flaws within the submittal of the agreement. Read more »

Equal Social Security Treatment for Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Officers


In order to ensure Collin County and Texas teachers, firefighters, and police officers are treated no differently than other workers when it comes to their Social Security benefits, I have signed on to H.R. 711, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2015, which would do away with the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Read more »

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 »


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