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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.
Why is mandatory drug-testing for welfare not the law all around the country?One would think that the people funding those on welfare would at least like to know that they are living a drug-free life. Why should taxpayers...
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize more than $3 billion in bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 higher education campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a...
Most of us have left a comment online or used platforms like Yelp or TripAdvisor to post a review of a restaurant or product. However did you know that leaving a comment or posting a review can actually lead to a lawsuit....
When dealing George Stephanopoulos, conservatives should simply follow the acronym WWDD (What Would Democrats Do?). If Megyn Kelly had provided a softball interview of Jeb Bush and we found out that she contributed to the ...
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) again ruled against the United States on USDA’s mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. Today’s final decision by the WTO on USDA’s mandatory COOL requirements once...
The 84th Texas Legislature is coming to a fast and furious close. Will there be a special session? Will there be TWO special sessions? Only time will tell.
After Snowden leaked the NSA’s dirty secret to the world, Americans are rightfully concerned about the government’s snooping and spying. Most Americans were unaware that their own government was trampling on their Fourth...
Many of you have been following certain bills in the TEXAS legislature that interest you. And with the final day fast approaching, May 22, for the House to consider local house bills on second and third readings there is a...
Representative Rogers: “Mr. Chairman, I request that the dialogue between myself and Representative Smith be placed in the Journal to be used for legislative intent.”The Chair: “Any objection. Hearing none so ordered.”
The Harris County Commissioners Court appointed Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman to be the new County Sheriff on Tuesday. Hickman was immediately sworn in as Sheriff, replacing Adrian Garcia, who resigned to run for Mayor of...
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in praising passage of H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness...
KLRN broadcast the first round of the five planned debates between appointed Mayor Ivy Taylor and Leticia Van de Putte which aired last Friday night, May 15. Rick Casey was the moderator of the 18 minute bout on “Texas Week...
On May 13, the House passed H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which prohibits bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
There’s a renewed push at the Texas Capitol to prevent people from skirting their responsibility to make child support payments through misclassification. Worker misclassification, also known as "payroll fraud," causes all...
Last week, I introduced H.R. 2255, a bill that would make the American Community Survey voluntary. Under the Constitution, the federal government must conduct a Census every ten years to account for the population. To do so...
With just a little more than two weeks left in the Texas legislative session, lawmakers have their work cut out for them. Open carry laws have been a hot topic, and while several bills have been proposed, only three have...
In the recent San Antonio mayoral race, Leticia Van de Putte came in with the most votes 25,982 putting her in the Run Off Election scheduled for June 13 with Early Voting on June 1-9. She will be campaigning against the...
Evidently your staff had nothing better to do on Mother’s Day than to falsely accuse State Representative Byron Cook via your TEXAS SCORECARD by suggesting that Cook is supporting legislation that the majority of Texas...
In my piece on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, I quoted Mr. Buffett and his Vice Co-Chair Mr.
I was thrilled to have a huge turnout for a roundtable in Port Aransas this week. I talked to everyone about all the work that has been accomplished in Congress this year.

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