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.
I recently led 80 of my colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, urging him to prioritize care for rural veterans.
Democrats’ budget provides a roadmap to paying over a trillion dollars a year to service the debt they’re eager to run up. This reckless tax-and-spending spree is fundamentally bad policy, and I’ll keep fighting it tooth and...
Led by Harris County Public Health, the two programs would create a mental health crisis response team and connect case workers with people at risk of getting involved in violent crimes.
A Texas jury deliberated for about eight hours before handing down the death penalty to a man convicted of killing a San Antonio detective. The sentence follows his conviction in July for the ambush-style killing of...
I cannot support the final bill. It isn’t paid for, will add too much to the debt, and was rushed through the Senate in a week’s time without adequate debate or input.
Texas Democrats on Saturday blocked a quorum in the House for the third time this year as the Legislature kicked off its second special legislative session called to pass the GOP elections bill, among other legislation —...
Both our nation’s military and ordinary Americans rely on satellites and GPS, whether it be in ensuring our national security or to tasks inherent to our daily lives like driving to work, using the ATM, or calling a friend....
Vietnam has demonstrated its strategic value in the Indo-Pacific region, and remains a welcome partner in security cooperation. However, the Vietnamese government continues to demonstrate a troubling record in human rights,...
The false narrative that all police are bad and that all criminals are victims is killing Austin and killing communities across our country.
The United States will require thousands of border agents to wear body cameras, according to two officials and government documents, a major operational change that could increase oversight of agents and also help capture...
This vital piece of legislation will give children and their families access to proper medical care from the very start to give the child a fighting chance. I am proud to be a voice for the most vulnerable among us.
I recently delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging my colleagues to support my amendment to the infrastructure package that would remove harmful regulations on the emerging cryptocurrency industry.
Houston Police Department (HPD) stats show homicides in the region have increased 42 percent from this time last year, and 91 percent since 2019. Some reports have suggested the city now leads the nation in rising murder...
A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who have broken quorum, paving the way for those who remain outside the state to return home without threat of arrest....
This bill will thwart drug cartels and human traffickers who utilize the more than 230 tunnels currently in existence to smuggle narcotics, weapons, and cash back and forth on the border.
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.
At an event in Houston, Texas on Thursday, I made the following remarks about the Biden administration’s unconstitutional extension of the federal eviction moratorium without Congressional action.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is expected to announce a mandatory vaccine policy for all 1.3 million active-duty US military on Friday. It will follow a similar mandate issued last week for all federal employees and...
Yesterday on the floor, I called for a vote on my amendment to make several categories of infrastructure investments eligible for leftover, unspent Coronavirus Relief Fund and State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars....
Austin is in trouble because of a reckless Democrat City Council that is endangering its citizens.

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