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Senator Cornyn on the President’s Call for Hundreds of Billions in New Taxes, Spending: “Enough is Enough”

Sadly, the President has doubled down on the same agenda, which in his own words was on the ballot this last fall and was soundly rejected. But this agenda and these policies are not only wrong for America today, they're certainly wrong for the America of our future.

Future generations deserve a country that provides them more opportunity than our parents had or than we had.

at Jan 20, 2015 9:58 PM
       

Restoring the 10th Amendment

On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address. In the 225 years since his address, the American Republic that the Founders left us has largely disappeared. There is very little left in our personal lives or in the realm of original State authority that the federal government does not control, despite the fact that the Founders designed the Constitution to protect our liberty by strictly limiting the power of the federal government and protecting the broad authority of State governments.   Read more »

at Jan 20, 2015 3:29 PM
       

Growing Our Economy, One Less Regulation at a Time

Helping put a stop to over burdensome regulations that hurt our businesses and hinder job growth is one of my main missions in Congress.

at Jan 20, 2015 9:03 AM
       

Sen. Cruz Files Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments

On Tuesday, I introduced three pro-growth, pro-jobs amendments to S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, of which I am a cosponsor. The amendments would expedite liquid natural gas (LNG) exports to World Trade Organization (WTO) members, repeal the ban on U.S. crude oil exports, and implement the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, which removes barriers to cross-border energy development, including the need for presidential approval of cross-border energy infrastructure.   Read more »

at Jan 16, 2015 4:33 PM
       

The Assault on Free Speech

Radical Anjem Choudary and Tanya Cohen have something in common, they hate free speech and want it controlled. In his essay in USA Today, Choudary made it clear that he doesn’t accept the Western concept of free speech as he stated, “The strict punishment if found guilty of this crime under sharia (Islamic law) is capital punishment implementable by an Islamic State. This is because the Messenger

at Jan 15, 2015 12:39 PM
       

Strengthen Oversight of Taxpayer Funds

The Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly elected Joe Straus as Speaker of the House at the opening of the 84th Legislature yesterday. 

Last week, Joe Straus announced that the House will soon release a budget proposal that significantly strengthens oversight of state agency contracts.   Read more »

at Jan 14, 2015 3:06 PM
       

Congressman Smith Applauds Passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act

I applaud House passage of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. I first introduced the bill in 2011 during my time as House Judiciary Committee chairman and was a lead sponsor when the House passed it in the 113th Congress.

This White House has repeatedly bypassed Congress and the American people to pursue its extreme and aggressive regulatory agenda. The fact that the same White House is threatening to veto the Regulatory Accountability Act tells me we must be doing something right.   Read more »

at Jan 14, 2015 8:52 AM
       

The Assault on Free Speech: Cedar Rapids

In early December, an assistant professor at University of Iowa, Serhat Tanyolacar, installed a KKK robed sculpture to begin a debate on racism. Whatever his intention, the message did not get through and caused a firestorm, forcing Tanyolacar to apologize to the black community. After the initial brush up, Tanya Cohen wrote in Thought Catalog that it was a time to “get tough with Hate Speech.”

Ms. Cohen classifies herself as a human right activists, but her essay, “Here is Why It’s Time to Get Tough On Hate Speech In America,” is a tirade against freedom of speech. She writes, “The recent controversy at the University of Iowa – in which an 'artist' (supposedly an 'anti-racist' one) put up an 'art exhibit' which resembles a KKK member covered in

at Jan 13, 2015 8:57 AM
       

President Obama cannot continue to put politics ahead of American jobs and energy security

Today, I joined my colleagues in the House to once again support construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. President Obama cannot continue to put politics ahead of American jobs and energy security. This is an opportunity we cannot afford to let slip away. Furthermore, today’s vote in the House comes hours after the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in

at Jan 9, 2015 12:32 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Bill Would Eliminate Obamacare’s IPAB

Obamacare is a terribly misguided and fundamentally flawed law that is negatively impacting Texans and Americans across the country. This bill tackles one of the law’s most egregious flaws and starts the process of putting health care decisions back in the hands of patients. Seniors and their families deserve to be in control of their health care decisions, not at the mercy of a board of unelected bureaucrats who think they know best.   Read more »

at Jan 9, 2015 9:31 AM
       

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