“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
November 22nd, 2021
Voting against Democrats and liberal policies is not illegal and does not warrant a federal investigation, and I stand with parents, students, and local leaders to shine a light on this overreach.
November 15th, 2021
Monty Python comedian John Cleese has pulled out of a scheduled speech at Cambridge University, announcing that he is canceling himself “before someone else does.”
October 25th, 2021
On Thursday, in a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, I pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland on his recent directive to mobilize the FBI against concerned parents at school board meetings, as well as the details...
October 12th, 2021
I recently sent a letter to Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland raising serious concerns and questions over a possible conflict of interest between AG Garland, whose son-in-law reportedly runs an educational organization...
October 8th, 2021
On Thursday, following Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to mobilize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to silence parents and stifle dissent against teaching Critical Race Theory in schools, I led 30 of my House...
September 7th, 2021
This legislation would reform our government’s student loan framework by allowing borrowers to refinance their loans to a given year’s interest rates while keeping their loans public.
August 23rd, 2021
Rehabilitated individuals leaving incarceration deserve the opportunity to be successfully reintegrated into our communities and pursue the American dream. The pilot program created by this legislation has the capacity to...
August 6th, 2021
I am introducing this bill not to discourage vaccine distribution but to put a check on federally funded institutions forcing minors to be vaccinated to participate in education.
July 20th, 2021
I am thrilled to see such a significant investment from HHS to Del Rio. As a former member of the San Antonio Head Start Policy Council, I understand how vital the Head Start programs are to ensuring our kids have access to...
June 30th, 2021
The drop was more significant in districts that had most of their instruction online, compared to districts with more in-person classes.
November 18th, 2021
Preserving the building ensures that future generations are able to learn the story and understand the rich, complicated history behind it.
November 12th, 2021
School board races are over, and a lot of conservatives were elected to replace liberals and educrats. The question becomes: What now?
October 22nd, 2021
I am proud to join Sens. Blackburn and Cotton on this resolution to continue leading the fight for free speech on college campuses across Texas and the country, because the best solution for bad speech, is more speech—not...
October 12th, 2021
I recently demanded the Department of Justice (DOJ) not interfere with local school board meetings or threaten the use of federal law enforcement to deter parents’ free speech.
September 22nd, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is locked in several pitched legal battles with cities, counties and school districts over their bids to require masks in public schools.
September 1st, 2021
Students should have the opportunity to pursue higher education without fear of predatory loans hindering their ability to learn.
August 9th, 2021
This school will play a critical role in raising the next generation of leaders and I appreciate the hard work of those who made this a reality.
July 22nd, 2021
Abbott reiterated Tuesday that Texas schoolchildren will not face mask requirements as they return to school later this summer.
July 2nd, 2021
College athletes in the state can now make money off of their personal brand for the first time.
June 23rd, 2021
One of the biggest problems facing military communities is recruiting and retaining teachers, so I am proud to be a part of a bipartisan solution.