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San Diego County Prepares Rule to Force Campaign Money Underground

San Diego voters have a right to know who is trying to influence our local elections. Yet a proposal going before the County Board of Supervisors will mean more dark money and less transparency in our local politics.   Read more »

at Jan 29, 2015 5:37 PM
       

Texas Lt. Governor Moving Gun Legislation Forward

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the Campus Carry Bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The move comes one day following what has been seen by some as a contradictory statement about open carry legislation.

Lt. Gov. Patrick said Senate Bill 11 (SB11) already has enough votes for passage. “The bill author already has 19 Senate co-authors which, because of last week’s rule changes, is enough to bring it to the floor for passage,”

at Jan 29, 2015 3:34 PM
       

Congressman Smith Questions Companies’ Access to HealthCare.gov

Following news reports last week that as many as 50 data mining companies were provided direct access to monitor information entered on the HealthCare.gov website, I sent several letters seeking an explanation.

Access to HealthCare.gov was apparently provided with permission and even encouragement from the federal government to companies who profit from gathering and selling personal information.   Read more »

at Jan 29, 2015 1:18 PM
       

Governor Abbott's Local Control Misstep

Local control versus centralized control has long been a dividing line between the left and the right for ages. In fact, the Federalists that wrote the US Constitution were implicit that they wanted a system of government that was decentralized, putting the power with the people, not in some far off capitol.   Read more »

at Jan 27, 2015 12:12 PM
       

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
       

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