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.
President Obama recently proposed taxing 529 college saving plans – plans that were designed to be tax-free to allow families to help save for their children’s college expenses.
Inalienable rights aren’t decided by government, much less personal opinion. They are negative and necessarily hierarchical. You may not enjoy a liberty that endangers the life of another, and the government can’t limit...
Last week, I introduced legislation that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for the Delphi Salaried Retirees.
Today, the president vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline. For the past six years Republicans have diligently worked to advance the Keystone Pipeline, which would create more than 40,000 American jobs, put our nation on the path...
In a forthcoming broadcast of my show Red, White & Blue (to be shown on PBS TV 8 Houston on February 27, 2015), there is an in-depth look at the 2015 mayoral race set for round one in November.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery...
Nunzio Previtera campaigning for House District 123 was the Republican hero for the night after losing to Diego Bernal. Bernal, the NDO originator, winning with 63.67% of the vote, went into the HD race with plenty of name...
Think your state and local taxes are too high? Well, so do Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and each has promised property and business tax cuts this session. “I will reject any budget that is sent to my desk that...
Americans forced out of their healthcare plans and into the president’s unpopular Affordable Care Act may face another jarring disruption later this summer. That’s when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling is expected on whether the...
I filed a bill that provides that straight-ticket party balloting would no longer apply to non-policy making elected offices such as judges, district attorney and sheriffs. This bill will ensure that our judges and district...
I chaired the first Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing of 2015 yesterday, which included testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General at the Department of Justice, Todd J....
The Senate voted Wednesday to move ahead with a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security after Democratic leaders dropped an earlier pledge to block it unless they get assurances from House Republican leaders that...
Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township director, and key leaders of The Woodlands community are opposing a $350 million road bonds proposition from Montgomery County commissioners. Today, Gordy Bunch announced his resignation ...
Impeached Ex- Federal Judge and Congressman Alcee Hastings’ recent attack on Congressman Burgess and the state of Texas in a House Rules Committee hearing on Obamacare, illustrates the difference in heritage between Texas...
My field representative, JD Kennedy, recently met with Bastrop Independent School District Deputy Superintendent, Barry Edwards, and Chief Financial Officer, Sandra Callahan, to discuss H.R.
Currently, Texas law only allows consumers to purchase new vehicles from someone holding a “franchised dealer’s license.” The bill would allow Tesla to operate twelve dealerships in Texas but would protect franchise dealers...
"A robust and reliable road system is vital to the success of the Texas economy and is demanded by Texas families. Currently, there are insufficient funds exclusively dedicated to funding our state's transportation needs,...
Every week, I hear stories about how the President’s failed healthcare law hurts Texans. I hear about plans being dropped, increased deductibles and skyrocketing premiums. Real healthcare reform would lower costs, improve...
Quite frankly, I believe this is one of those situations where the government wants a solution without a problem. As a business owner that founded a tech company, I have seen firsthand how keeping the Internet largely free...
Governor Greg Abbott addressed a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday to deliver the State of the State address. He outlined five emergency items, which included...

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