July 20th, 2015
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...
June 29th, 2015
Here at TexasGOPVote, more often than not, I'm focused on fiscal issues, and of course, government overreach. So, I'd like to bring your attention to something that actually falls under both of those categories; a little...
June 25th, 2015
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter.
June 23rd, 2015
Last week—and with my support—the House passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act (H.R. 160) to repeal Obamacare’s medical device tax.
May 18th, 2015
The 84th Texas Legislature is coming to a fast and furious close. Will there be a special session? Will there be TWO special sessions? Only time will tell.
May 4th, 2015
The Senate has passed a property tax cut. The House has passed a sales tax cut. The Senate, led by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, followed the clear will of the people and delivered on their...
April 17th, 2015
This Wednesday was Tax Day. Yet another reminder of how year after year, Americans see more and more of their money go to the Federal Government. This week, Congress passed important legislation to lessen the burden on...
April 10th, 2015
Fireworks erupted on Wednesday in the Texas capitol building between the Lt. Governor and the House Speaker Pro Tempore over tax reform legislation.
February 26th, 2015
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.
February 15th, 2015
As part of my ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse, I introduced legislation (H.R. 918) to stop individuals from abusing the system by “double-dipping” unemployment and disability...
June 30th, 2015
On Thursday, the Court issued a decision in King v. Burwell, ruling in favor of Obamacare’s federal insurance subsidies. I was disappointed with this ruling and believe the Supreme Court once again failed to...
June 25th, 2015
Our government was designed to be one of laws, not of men, and this transparent distortion is disgraceful. These justices are not behaving as umpires calling balls and strikes. They have joined a team, and it is a team that...
June 23rd, 2015
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit, and is attempting to have it declared a class action against the City of Houston, for the possibly illegal collection of drainage fees.
June 18th, 2015
The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 1643), by a voice vote.
May 14th, 2015
Representative Rogers: “Mr. Chairman, I request that the dialogue between myself and Representative Smith be placed in the Journal to be used for legislative intent.”The Chair: “Any objection. Hearing none so ordered.”
April 21st, 2015
Last week was Tax Week. We all had to file our taxes (or extensions), and in Congress, the House passed several bills improving our Tax system and repealing the estate tax.
April 15th, 2015
T.E.A. Do you remember what those letters stand for? Taxed Enough Already. A lot has changed since the dawn of the tea party movement, but I think we can all agree on a few things; the Tea Party, although not all of the...
February 28th, 2015
Competition is GOOD. Period. Government regulation stifles competition. Period. Ergo most government regulation is NOT GOOD.
February 20th, 2015
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...