Taxes

 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...
On Monday, President Obama released his budget blueprint for a big government that fails to address our spending-driven debt crisis. The President’s budget never balances and will continue to encourage more government...
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...
Today I voted in support of a package of tax measures, H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, that will prevent $45 Billion in tax increases from going into effect for the 2014 tax season. The package will mean relief...
Obamacare is broken in so many ways. Higher premiums, less coverage, lost doctors, more paperwork… and now taxpayers subsidizing abortion. The independent government watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO),...
Last week, I joined Senator Ted Cruz to introduce legislation that would amend the tax code so that the IRS no longer creates its own definitions to determine whether an organization is engaging in political activity. H.R....
The rapid economic development in Harris County has been something to behold. While residents, politicians and business leaders are actively praising the development, there have been a few things that we have yet addressed...
Recently, I’ve been getting questions about expiring tax laws and what that means for local businesses. One deduction in particular helps businesses invest in new equipment and increase jobs and economic growth. The...
The following resolutions for the 2014 March primary election will be up for your consideration. I heartily encourage you to use these to help accomplish two goals:Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in the primary....
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...
The President addressed the Union Tuesday night, promising more government, more spending, and more taxes.Obviously the President did not read the November memo from America. The majority of the Union rejected the President'...
Will the United Nations wield its unproven claim that greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change to require each of its 193 member nations to measure and report GHG emissions, a prerequisite for a global carbon tax? Does...
Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and I sent a bipartisan letter to House Leadership reaffirming their strong support for the passage of an extension of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) as part of a year-end tax...
As a parent and grandparent, I know there’s nothing more rewarding than building a family. But I also know having kids can come at a high cost. This week, the House will vote on two bills to streamline our current tax code...
Wimberly, Texas, the quaint, seemingly quiet town was the venue for one of the SD25 forums held on February 5, 2014. Contrary to what you may have heard, Senator Donna Campbell defended her positions on the Toll Roads, Pro...
Last week, amid frigid temperatures, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched up our nation’s Capital in support of the unborn and the value of life.Now it's our turn.Our turn to stand for life by supporting H.R. 7, the No...
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform*, endorsed Texas Senator Glenn Hegar in his bid to become the next Comptroller of Public Accounts for Texas. In a statement released by the Hegar campaign today,...
As the Texas Republican Primary now kicks into full gear in the sprint to the March 4th Primary Election, Texas Attorney General Candidate, Barry Smitherman (currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission), sat down...

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