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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.
NBCDFW has reported sources close to the investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have said the grand jury had sent down three indictments. The indictments were allegedly handed down and sealed on Tuesday and are...
Wednesday, the House passed legislation that would allow for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
I’ve had many opportunities to personally thank Texas veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation. But the best way we can thank them is by ensuring they receive the care and services they were promised...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in efforts to give states more flexibility in how they use federal transportation funds,...
In primary season, sometimes a political party or candidates take their eyes off the prize and forget their ultimate goal: to win the general election. In the case of dealing with Donald Trump, this is becoming rapidly...
Today Senator Ted Cruz gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. What follows is the transcript:...
In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about the need to pass a bipartisan, long-term highway funding bill. 
The list grows as more and more GOP hopefuls jump in the Republican presidential race. Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas, was the first to announce, then came Florida Senator Marco Rubio both Cuban Americans.
Look at this lefty report of TX Governor Greg Abbott being verbally assaulted in the airport in New York because he continues to oppose the imposition of same-sex marriage.
The IRS targeted, intimidated, and harassed many Americans because of their political philosophy. The people are still waiting for answers about why their government is engaged in this Soviet-style behavior.
In order to ensure Collin County and Texas teachers, firefighters, and police officers are treated no differently than other workers when it comes to their Social Security benefits, I have signed on to H.R. 711, the Equal...
Some years back at the 2008 RNC Convention, I was in St. Paul, MN as a National Delegate from Texas, and my husband and I met Republican pollster and analyst Dr. Frank Luntz, the author of one of the best books on good...
The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Needs of Scrutiny (REINS) Act with my support. This legislation will require any federal rule or regulation with an annual economic...
Last night, the McConnell-Reid leadership team pushed through another win for the Washington Cartel, and they did so at the taxpayers' expense. By casting votes in favor of cronyism and special interests, the Senate made...
Several dozen counties in Texas, including many in our area, that were hit by severe storms between May 4 and June 19 are now eligible to apply for government assistance. Homeowners, renters, and farmers who were affected by...
On Monday night, I attended the first of two public meetings of Midland’s proposed anti-texting law. Everyone present, those for the bill and those against the bill, were still in agreement that texting is a current problem...
As Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, my focus continues to be on jobs and growing our economy for all. Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, one of the largest job-...
In a recent blog post, I noted that the most intriguing debate would be the Donald of today against the Donald of just a few years back as he has made several shifts in his position. For me, I was never sold on Trump as a...
Last week I reintroduced the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3086) – legislation that would prohibit the IRS from taxing compensation awarded to people who have been imprisoned due to a wrongful conviction...

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