Taxes

Two men in Georgia have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers on a project for the Centers for Disease Control, which is headquartered...
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...
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...
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.
The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 1643), by a voice vote.
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.”
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.
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...
 Competition is GOOD. Period. Government regulation stifles competition. Period. Ergo most government regulation is NOT GOOD.
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...
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...
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...
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter.
Last week—and with my support—the House passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act (H.R. 160) to repeal Obamacare’s medical device tax.
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.
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...
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...
Fireworks erupted on Wednesday in the Texas capitol building between the Lt. Governor and the House Speaker Pro Tempore over tax reform legislation.
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.
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...

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