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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.
Wayne Christian was sworn in on January 9th as the latest addition to the Texas Railroad Commission. The William Travis building room 111 in Austin was standing room only, filled with conservatives from all over Texas to...
Do you love irony like I do? Sometimes there's just so much irony, you almost can't help but point it out and shake your head at it. Or laugh at it. Or elbow your friend in the ribs and bring their attention to it so you can...
The Senate will gavel back in on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and the House will be back at 2 in the afternoon. Can't make it to Austin for the action? Watch live videos from the House here and the Senate here.  
Last week, Congress took the first steps forward in repealing and replacing the disastrous Affordable Care Act. The House and Senate have both passed a budget resolution, which sets forth a plan of attack to transition to a...
On my Twitter feed the other day, someone posted a photo of a page in a textbook he was forced to use in college.“If you are a libertarian or an anarchist who believes states are a threat to freedom, you should consider...
As I travel throughout the district I represent in Texas, veterans tell me time and again the VA system is broken and they are not receiving the timely quality care they’ve earned. This failure is a national disgrace and...
Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and I introduced H.R. 440, the SHAME Act. The bi-partisan bill will ensure that federal judges have the ability to publish the names and photographs of criminals...
I am in support of a measure to amend the Security Act to define an "angel investor group" and to clarify the definition of general solicitation to ensure that startup companies are able to participate in events such as "...
Altogether, the Legislature has plenty to work on this session. There will also be some attempts to legislate against sanctuary cities, on marijuana, for anti-discrimination, as we've mentioned, along with a whole slew of...
Obamacare hurts millions of Americans with increasingly high premiums and deductible costs for individuals, families, and businesses. That's why one of the first things that Congress is doing this term is repealing and...
 Her much-anticipated speech outlined what promised to be a hugely complex, drawn-out negotiation, and it defined the broad objectives, but not the details, of British withdrawal. “The United Kingdom is leaving the European...
U.S. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and I reintroduced a resolution in the House recognizing the historical importance of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and are calling on the National Museum of African...
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.
Last week, the House and Senate took an important first step towards the repeal and replacement of Obamacare by passing a budget resolution.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Dallas Sen. Royce West on Thursday unveiled a bill that would establish a grant program to help law enforcement agencies buy high-quality protective vests for field officers, a response to the Dallas...
I spoke about the importance of intelligence gathering capabilities at yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to be Director of the Central Intelligence...
Wednesday on the Senate floor I discussed the need to repeal Obamacare and replace the legislation with high quality, affordable health care that Americans need. A video of my remarks can be found here.
Yeserday I reintroduced two bills, alongside Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) respectively, that will protect Americans from the threat of radical Islamic terror, directing...
Last week, the U.S. House passed H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, a bill designed to provide greater congressional oversight of burdensome regulations issued during the final days of a president’s term. 
The new Congress hit the ground running last week to show support for Israel in the wake of the United Nations anti-Israel resolution passed last December.

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