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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.
The showing of ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Disguised Socialism of Saul Alinsky’ by Catholic EWTN exposed just how high Alinsky’s venom has traveled in the Catholic Church, all the way to the Vatican.   The 60 minute...
Oh boy, it’s budget time. Media outlets, special interest groups and yes, even politicians who know better, love confusing the public about the year-end budget battles in Washington.Here’s a primer so you can tell the facts...
Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate the massive increase in the price of EpiPens. Drug pricing is overly complex and in the last few years we have seen several examples of companies...
A federal indictment has been unsealed in connection with the attempted assassination of Texas District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November 2015.
Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing for their highly anticipated Monday night debate showdown in ways that appear to be as different as their candidacies. One looks to be hunkering down with homework, research and...
This 60-minute docu-drama presents a Catholic response to the life and thought of a 1960s community organizer whose “Rules for Radicals” impacts the thinking of many in politics today as well some in the church, especially...
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.
With the first big debate in sight, the race is now tightening.
The marching orders, part of the "Daily Message Guidance" from Brooklyn headquarters, instructed Clinton allies on how to answer questions about the Democratic nominee’s pneumonia and about how she dealt with the untimely...
As a former prosecutor and county Judge, I am very concerned by the press conference held on July 15th the Director of the FBI, James Comey.
At today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing titled Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I questioned Director Comey and described several recent developments that
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the latest bill to responsibly fund the government and provide $1.1 billion in anti-Zika funding for states like Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the speech can be...
Six people have been shot and injured by a shooter in southwest Houston Monday morning.
I released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow victims, including the...
In the days leading up to the Brexit referendum, the President told our friend, Britain that if they were to leave the European Union, they would end up at the "back of the queue" for a trade deal. What an absurd statement...
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...
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...
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...
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.

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