sea turtle
Ed Markey (D-MA) and I released the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act, which would establish a grant program to fund the rescue, recovery, and treatment of stranded marine...
Brady speaking
Under President Biden, workers and families are suffering from a dangerous baby formula shortage, raging inflation, and shrinking family budgets. In opening remarks for a full Committee hearing, I outlined solutions to...
cutting spending
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says “show me your budget, show me your values,” so that is exactly what my colleagues and I in the Republican Study Committee have done. In this budget, we clearly demonstrate that...
red flag
This week on the floor, I discussed the recently announced agreement guiding potential school safety and mental health legislation, which would not include a national ‘red flag’ law. Excerpts of Sen.
The United States is in a global contest to attract and retain talent. To that end, providing permanent legal status to Dreamers makes sound economic sense. Our policies must allow us to compete for the workers we need to...
august pfluger gun law
Last week, I voted against two unconstitutional gun restriction bills. As a Texan, a father of three young girls who go to school, and a defender of Constitutional rights, this issue hits close to home. 
gun control
House Democrats blocked my bill – H.R. 3290, the Disarming Felons Act – from consideration and debate.
gun control
This week I made the following statement after voting against the rushed and ineffective gun legislation set forth by Democrats.
gas pump
Gas prices reached a national average of $4.72 per gallon this week — another record high and nearly double what they were when President Biden took office at the beginning of last year.Additionally, President Biden has been...
University of Texas at Austin finance professor Richard Lowery was emailing with a colleague in London last November when he was asked if it was true that the so-called “Liberty Institute failed to launch.”
covid vaccine
I spoke at the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC)
While TEG advocates for many commonsense immigration ppolicies that reflect the economic needs of our state, passing legislation that creates a pathway to legal status or citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders is important...
caterpillar
Governor Greg Abbott  issued a statement celebrating Caterpillar Inc.'s (Caterpillar) 
On the Senate floor, I discussed the agreement recently announced outlining the focus of negotiations on any potential school safety and mental health legislation.
inflation
Wholesale prices for businesses jumped 10.8 percent from the previous year, according to a new Producer Price Index (PPI) report from the Department of Labor. This is more bad news for consumers. 
power grid
The U.S. is facing nationwide blackouts this summer due to cyberattacks from rogue actors like Russia combined with reserve capacity shortages. 
The rights of parents are being circumvented by some school districts who are experimenting on Texas students.  How many parents know this?  How many parents are fearful of retribution?  How many parents look the other way...
robb elementary
This week on the floor, I gave an update on the ongoing bipartisan negotiations on potential mental health and school safety legislation. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
police lights
After reports of police detaining an armed man near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home who threatened to kill the Justice, I released the following statement calling on the House of Representatives to pass my ...

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