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Put simply: We are for limited government that works. At TexasGOPVote, we will work as a watchdog to help our state lawmakers and our congressional delegation pull in the reins on unnecessary spending and government bureaucracy. You better believe we’ll expose politicians who seek to act outside the bounds set by the Forefathers in the Constitutions of Texas and the United States.
I made the following statement after the Senate Banking Committee passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), legislation I introduced to strengthen the review process of the Committee on...
I issued the following statement after the Right to Try Act passed the House.
Pompeo’s vision for Iran is the world’s vision for Iran. And he hinted at regime change.
Representative Randy Weber (TX-14) and I introduced the Coastal Texas Protection Act to expedite the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ studies and advance the construction of the “Ike Dike” to better protect the Gulf Coast from...
Texas voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard in a series of runoffs that most notably include the Democratic race for governor and a bevy of high-stakes congressional contests. The runoffs stem...
On Friday, I traveled to Santa Fe, Texas after the horrific shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School.
On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and me, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018, which would authorize a nationwide law enforcement...
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as the next CIA director despite opposition from most Democrats and a handful of Republicans who blasted her role in the agency’s enhanced interrogation program.
Yesterday, I joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show” to discuss the economy, tax reform, and the need to get Americans off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. On jobs coming back...
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation to our Justice Served Act of 2018, which would provide funds to...
As Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical passage to roll back regulatory burdens on community financial institutions: 
My colleagues in the House of Representatives and I passed fourteen pieces of legislation designed to assist and honor America’s veterans.
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of S
President Trump issued a thiny veiled warning to James Comey on Wednesday as he suggested a forthcoming inspector general report will cause new problems for the fired FBI director. The president blasted Comey as he departed...
The two candidates in the May 22 Republican Run Off for Texas 3rd Court of Appeals Place 6 are Mike Toth and Donna Garcia Davidson.  Toth led in votes over Davidson in the Primary.  The Run Off winner will need to Get out...
Mike Pompeo ripped into Iran on Monday during his first major speech as secretary of State — and on the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to tear up an Obama-era nuclear deal with the Middle Eastern nation.
Recently I chaired a hearing examining the future role of the International Space Station (ISS). In the hearing I questioned Mr. William Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, and...
For over 3,000 years, the official capital of Israel has been Jerusalem, no matter what the Palestinians say.
United States Socialist RepublicOnce again we are faced with yet more evidence of the communist takeover of this country.  Things are happening today that you not only wouldn’t expect, but couldn’t have imagined just a few...
On May 15th at a press conference, I discussed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vote on Gina Haspel’s nomination and urged a bipartisan effort to confirm her. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be...

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