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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.
Republicans warned Obamacare would be a disaster. And we are right.One of the biggest problems posed by the government shutdown was that it obscured how bad Obamacare really is. News media attention is focused on closed...
As the Texas Republican Primary now kicks into full gear in the sprint to the March 4th Primary Election, Texas Attorney General Candidate, Barry Smitherman (currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission), sat down...
Happy New Year to all of you who read TexasGOPVote.com. Today launches the sprint to the March 4th Texas Republican Primary Election.
Did Harry Reid mean run ‘from” Obamacare?Reid told The Hill: “I think for sure it will be a net positive. I think so by then for sure.” He added that because Senate Democrats have offered their input to the White House on...
One of the biggest issues potentially facing the next Attorney General of Texas may well be defending the 2nd Amendment rights of Texans against President Obama's Administration's signing of the United Nations Small Arms...
Al Sharpton certainly didn’t plan on black people blaming Obama for their troubles in Chicago.
Uncle Sam is crying “uncle,” at least for the fiasco that is HealthCare.gov (aka Obamacare), and running to the private sector for help. The White House incompetence is beyond belief. Where the website runs, the program will...
As 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to write you to explain my vote on the recent budget bill and to share with you a few recent highlights.Last week, the House voted on a budget bill (H.J. Res. 59). Though the media has...
This post is a continuation of a series I began on Russell Kirk’s 10 principles of conservatism and how they can be incorporated into today’s political climate in hopes of stabilizing the Republican Party and putting it on a...
I joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and several lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday challenging EPA’s power to interpret the Clean Air Act (CAA) in a way that...
I wish you and your family a year of happiness and success as we move into 2014. I also would like to thank you for your support in the last year and look forward to working with you in 2014.A new year means new beginnings...
One of the most important, but least followed, races in this coming primary is for the office of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Besides overseeing the collection of state sales and gross margins taxes, the Comptroller...
As 2013 comes to an end, some 50 percent plus of Americans must ask themselves, "How did we vote for Obama twice?" While the elites consider Obama the most brilliant of American Presidents elected in our time, there...
As we're nearing the new year, what do you think has been the biggest government scandal of 2013? Is it the NSA spying on Americans? What about the DOJ targeting reporters? Or how about the Benghazi cover-up? But don't...
This week, my fellow government "watchdogs" and I took our oversight efforts over the Obamacare #fail and its botched website out of the Committee hearing room and into ground zero for navigator issues: North Texas.I headed...
Today, along with all 20 Republican Science, Space, and Technology Committee members, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy highlighting serious problems with the agency’s proposed New Source Performance...
The global climate change extortionists can’t be happy about the EPA’s leading expert on climate change going to prison.But that’s just where John C. Beale is going, as he pled guilty to shamelessly accepting almost $1...
Today I joined a House Oversight Committee field hearing in Dallas on the Obamacare Navigator program. Navigators are hired to explain Obamacare and help people sign up for coverage. However, there are a number of concerns...
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the witness list for next week’s field hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Dallas, Texas. This is the fourth in a series of...

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