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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.
I addressed hospital capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday calling the health care system “over prepared” as the spike in cases continues.
After weeks of political posturing between state Republicans and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the mayor on Wednesday said he would cancel the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, an event that was scheduled to...
The springs, besides holding incredible environmental value, hold tremendous potential for economic development. Estimates show restoring the springs to year-round flow and revitalizing the historic bathhouse to feature a...
The Communist Party is alive and well, right here in the U.S.A.  And much to many people’s surprise, it has existed since 1919!  Their goal (along with numerous other Marxist organizations in the U.S. — e.g., Black Lives...
I joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to talk about last week’s encouraging jobs report, how we can continue to support local businesses, and helping workers return to work safely.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld state laws that remove or fine Electoral College delegates who refuse to cast their votes for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. The vote was unanimous.
Recently my bipartisan bill to block online sales of electronic cigarettes to children, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, passed the Senate.  Excerpts of my remarks about the bill are...
This week, the Senate will pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.
Hoping to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s Friday decision ordering Texas bars to close due to a rise in coronavirus cases, more than 30 bar owners filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Abbott’s emergency order.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a company can get a federal trademark by tacking on the dot-com domain name to a common word if enough enough people think of the result as a distinctive brand name, in a decision...
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Without explanation, Forbes recently unpublished/blocked an article by award-winning environmentalist and climate activist Michael Schellenberger, in which he apologizes for the role he played in h
A corrupt Jefferson County DA Investigator Marcelo Molfino is likely to finally face justice as the Texas Rangers have submitted their investigation against him to Special Prosecutor, and elected San Jacinto County District...
This legislation is a prime example of Speaker Pelosi's governing motto, 'never let a good crisis go to waste.'  It exploits the Coronavirus crisis to force government-controlled health care on the American people and...
Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance should have been investigated as soon as she went missing. We need to ensure our military service members know there are procedures in place to protect them while on base and if they...
As we near the Texas state convention in Houston on July 16 – 18, delegates should be prepared to vote on the platform, rules, members for the SREC, delegates to the National Republican Convention, National Committee man and...
This is not serious legislation.  This is a political messaging bill that was written by liberal special interest groups.  It is heavily biased against rural America, and reduces funding for our roads and bridges, despite...
The Military Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors.
On the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about an amendment I introduced to the National Defense Authorization Act to change current leave policy for U.S. servicemembers so their pre-approved parental leave is not terminated...
ICYMI, I joined KPRC's Khambrel Marshall on Houston Newsmakers to discuss Texas' response to COVID-19, the need to get unemployed American back to work, and what Republicans are doing to enact meaningful police...
The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was a brutal, senseless and avoidable tragedy, and one our country has witnessed countless times before. In many ways, his death was the match that ignited nationwide...

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