Government

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.
On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas...
For the sixth year in a row, President Obama has handed Congress a tax-and-spend, big-government budget that never balances. It ignores our growing national debt and punishes hard-working taxpayers.
Yesterday, I announced I am subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have led recent efforts to increase transparency and accountability at...
I know that many won’t believe it, that my two favorites among the considered Republicans for 2016 are Texans, is a coincidence. Well, it may not be a coincidence that Texas happened to produce them.
In the United States today, each citizen owes nearly $57,000 to pay down our massive $18 trillion national debt. If we do not get serious about tackling this spending-driven debt crisis, we will harm opportunity for...
Writing and passing a budget is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of any legislative body.When it comes to the budget … our priority is clear. Our priority is to protect the hardworking taxpayers of this country.I...
I received an official call yesterday afternoon letting me know that Ted Cruz would declare his presidential candidacy on March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia. His announcement took place this morning at Liberty University...
This week, the House of Representatives approved my bill, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1030), with a bipartisan vote of 241-175.
This week, we passed two pieces of legislation that would protect the scientific process and reform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is imperative that scientific data is balanced and unbiased, however, under...
Tom, What is your vision for the party?” I thought I’d answer this question publicly, because it’s something I want our entire party to understand and to hear from me directly. I hope you’ll agree with me and join our team,...
My mother makes wonderful double-chocolate brownies . As a kid, I would take them to school , and the PTA would sell them in the school bake sale to raise money for projects like uniforms for the school band and cheerleaders...
I issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), which repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replaces it with a long-term...
Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour...
As Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, I introduced H.R. 1479, the Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act.
Since 2009, America’s security has been imperil due to the feckless nature of Obama and much of his foreign policy team, including John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton. America is less safe today than when Obama...
The Democrats are starting to rethink their Hillary Clinton option, but she is still their leading candidate for President. The question is, “What will a Clinton foreign policy look like?” The conventional wisdom is that...
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As Republicans work to increase our nation’s energy potential, the Obama administration continues to do the opposite. We all want to continue safe and responsible production of oil and natural gas. But this administration’s...
Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. The law approved by parliament was more limited in scope than...
In remarks on the Senate floor today, I asked Democrats to work with Republicans to pass a bill to help victims of human trafficking.I'm determined to keep our focus on the victims of human trafficking: the people this would...

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