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Put simply: We are for limited government that works. At TexasGOPVote, we will work as a watchdog to help our state lawmakers and our congressional delegation pull in the reins on unnecessary spending and government bureaucracy. You better believe we’ll expose politicians who seek to act outside the bounds set by the Forefathers in the Constitutions of Texas and the United States.
In a state funeral that included the Oak Ridge Boys performing “Amazing Grace,” dignitaries from around Texas and the nation gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston Thursday morning to pay tribute to the forty...
Today, staff, colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the portrait unveiling honoring House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith. Congressman Smith has served as Chairman of the Committee since...
I met President George H. W. Bush for the first time back in 2006 at his Presidential Library. He was extremely engaging and kind. I introduced my two sons Nathan (14) and Samuel (10) to him and he was kind. We then talked...
Americans cannot believe that we are moving toward being a communist country.  Yet, the evidence continues to mount daily demonstrating that we are getting closer.  Insidiously, the Left has taken steps for decades ...
Projection is a tactic often used by those who wish to not acknowledge or avoid recognition of their shortcomings.  Or, they want to use their faults to attack someone else.  Not only do individuals use this tactic...
Earlier this decade, there was no more interesting subplot in Texas politics than the Republican Civil War, a somewhat grandiose name for the discomfort the tea party was causing the more polite faction of the GOP. 
Construction on a vast improvement of the Texas Capitol complex in Austin is set to begin in earnest in December. The Texas Facilities Commission, which oversees state government buildings, was updated earlier this month by...
Many major political changes over the last few years are related to immigration.
Sixteen Democrats vowed Monday to oppose Nancy Pelosi for speaker on the House floor, throwing the California Democrat’s bid to reclaim the gavel in serious jeopardy.
I released the following statement after Republican House members voted to elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Minority Leader and Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Minority Whip for the 116th Congress: 
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
This session of Congress is almost over, but there is still work to be done. Last week I introduced bipartisan legislation -- the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act -- which will build on the economic successes we...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the late President George H.W. Bush. The following is the full text of the resolution:Honoring the life of President George...
President Trump has said from the beginning that his tariffs were designed to get trading partners back to the table and to hammer out deals that benefits all parties.  One of the first areas of focus was with Canada and...
ISIS fighters are regrouping in the Philippines. It was only a year ago that Philippine forces, with help from the U.S. military, retook the city of Marawi after a bloody five-month siege. Reports now suggest that fresh ISIS...
As the Republican Party of Texas does some soul searching following historic gains for Democrats in the Legislature and the most competitive statewide contests in decades, party officials are wrestling with a key question:...
Happy Thanksgiving!God continues to bless America! We have so much to be thankful for!I want to congratulate our new Texas lawmakers for the 116th Congress.
The American people are being ‘played’.  Our society (along with others in the west) has fallen victim to social engineering.  Far too many people in this country (and Europe) want to ‘feel good‘.  And evil today is...
Mission post office
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and I released the following statements after their bill to rename the U.S. Postal Office in Mission, Texas as the “Mission Veterans Post Office...
For more than 130 years, Americans have had a close friendship with the Serbian people. Our troops fought side-by-side in both World War I and World War II, forging a strong bond between our nations. Today, Serbia remains an...

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