Government

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.
For the first time in history, Democrats are circumventing the democratic process in the House of Representatives and are replacing the people’s voice with the voice of a chosen few.
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In the recent legislative session, state lawmakers approved two new bills that will lower school property taxes and limit the rise of other property taxes in Texas, at least until the next legislative session.
Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized House Democrats’ intransigence in passing critical victims’ rights bills, including the Violence Against Women Act and the reauthorization of his ...
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Tuesday, I introduced a resolution in response to House Democrats’ partisan law suit to compel President Trump to turn over his tax returns:We will not stand idly by as House Democrat Leadership seeks to undermine our...
In an effort to cut down on the traffic congestion that’s caused when rideshares mix with private vehicles on busy downtown evenings, Houston is testing rideshare parking zones.
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With nearly two and a half million miles spent commuting from my home in Texas to Congress, most airline flights are pretty routine for me. 
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Since 1921, Congress has set hard numerical caps for most types of immigrants coming to the United States on green cards.  They have always included uncapped exceptions to green cards for most spouses and minor children of...
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act; appropriations bills H.R. 3055 and H.R. 3351; and H.R....
Supreme Court
The court had said that the administration's explanation for adding the question was insufficient and sent it back to the lower courts for further consideration. 
Earlier this week I called for immediate humanitarian aid to help the unaccompanied children at our southern border. I stand by this call.
 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and I released the following statements after our Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee:
I applaud the Administration’s initiative on Advancing American Kidney Health and its goal to reduce the number of patients with end-stage renal disease by 2030.  As President Trump discussed today, there are over 100,000...
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and I today applauded the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's unanimous vote in support of their bipartisan bill that would protect the Apollo landing sites on the moon...
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...
As a TV host, radio commentator, and chronicler of our political lives, I needed to watch the four hours of the Democrats debates last week.
Charles’ commitment to the rule of law and distinguished career as a top-notch litigator make him exceptionally qualified for the federal bench in Houston. I look forward to working with Sen. Cruz and the rest of my...
Yesterday, as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, I released the followed statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act:
I’m grateful to my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting this legislation so Texas families won’t have to choose between paying their mortgage and getting the medication they need.
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Earlier this month, Associated Builders and Contractors praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985
With an initial investment of $2.5 million, former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday morning told Quorum Report he is launching a new PAC called Texas Forever Forward with a goal of promoting “a thoughtful,...

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