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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.
HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced a major workforce development initiative that bridges the gap between the classroom and the interview room.
Bernie Sanders is 74. He grew up playing stickball in the streets of Brooklyn and watching a black-and-white television. Yet this child of the 1940s, who says Franklin D. Roosevelt is his favorite president, has inspired a...
Now that the Iowa caucuses are over, I will begin with who I didn’t support and why. First, there is Jeb Bush. Bush is a good guy who had a conservative record as a governor but throughout this campaign, he never got good...
Yesterday I issued the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto on H.R. 3762, legislation to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood:
Donald Trump made a late play for evangelical voters in Iowa's Republican presidential caucus, but he ultimately couldn't wrest the group away from winner Ted Cruz, according to entrance polls taken at the start of Monday's...
Yesterday I reiterated my call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server.
There will be a new early voting location in North Harris County for residents between Tomball and The Woodlands.
Tensions between Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio erupted over immigration and more Thursday night during the Fox News/Google debate, as the campaigns tried to put aside their battles with front-...
Donald Trump will draw a ruptured U.S. Republican Party into a prime time TV ratings battle on Thursday night, as the billionaire presidential hopeful shuns a Fox News-sponsored debate to star in his own event at the same...
The start of a new year is always a good time to step back and take a look at things. I spent a lot of time listening and talking to peopleall around the 27th District to make sure your top priorities are my top priorities....
Many friends have supported Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, and I understand the appeals of both candidates, but in my opinion, Marco Rubio gives us the best chance to win. Below I explain why.
Ted Cruz came out winning the Iowa caucuses on Monday, February 1. The pundits were predicting a ‘close’ tie between Cruz and Donald Trump. The polls, before the caucuses, read Trump, Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson in that...
I knew something unexpected was about to happen in Iowa at our caucus. Our precinct was expecting 170 but 240 showed up. Conventional wisdom stated that this should benefit Trump, but our precinct saw something different...
This week, the House is back in session and we will be voting on some important foreign policy and conservative domestic priorities. The House is expected to consider the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (H.R. 3662) to...
Today, I held a hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Obama’s recent pledge to the United Nations-led effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
(CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, a huge victory for him and a bitter defeat for Donald Trump in the country's first presidential contest. Democrats, meanwhile, are in a nail-biter fight with...
An Associated Press investigation revealed that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border alone into the U.S.
I issued the following statement after the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), released a report outlining the inadequate screening process through which unaccompanied children...
he New York Times ran an op-ed last week extolling the virtues of a carbon tax by trying to poo-poo the idea that a tax on carbon emissions (which are produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas during...
If you believe that the president of the United States should have strong principles, then Trump is not the man. If you believe that the president of the United States should believe in our US Constitution, then Trump is not...

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