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.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate election integrity org True the Vote and its associated Tea Party group, King Street Patriots, immediately before the IRS and DOJ...
It would seem reality has finally, at long last, over-ridden the default setting for government workers' “Big Government-loving” worldview.As shown in the latest issue of Governing:State and local government officials...
This week, the House will vote to clear the way for the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline will stretch from oil sands in Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas, which could bring greater energy security to America by...
In socialist France, you can actually pay taxes MORE than you earn.More than 8,000 French households found this out the hard way as their tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper...
The following press release was sent out by the NRA's Institute for Legislative Affairs:As we reported last month, on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United...
The events that have unfolded over the past week are showing big government at its worst. First we learned more details about the Obama administration’s coordinated attempt to misrepresent the September 2012 terrorist attack...
Think about the things that Texas is known for. Oil, trucks, cowboys, cows and big city life. Also, a gun loving governor and a booming economy. Oh, yeah and the myth that everything is bigger in Texas, right? We've got...
Earlier this week, TexasGOPVote reported on the attacks on King Street Patriots and True the Vote by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies under what appears to be a high level coordinated effort to harass...
Last week, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials admitted that they targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny in 2012. Specifically, the IRS flagged groups that had “tea party” or “patriot” in their application for...
Tea party groups' allegations that the IRS has long been targeting them for their political beliefs were recently confirmed by an apology from the IRS. The scandal gained traction as congressional leaders began efforts to...
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) went to the floor of the Senate on Monday, May 20, 2013 and made an absolute fool of himself. Shortly after the devastating and tragic tornado had struck Moore, OK, with its huge loss of...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) asked former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman yesterday to apologize for targeting Texans, and he refused. An excerpt of their exchange is below, and the full video can be found at the...
You know things are bad for an Administration when members of their own party come out against them. Well that’s exactly what happened to the Obama Administration last week. They can no longer hide from the problems that...
“You’ve grown up hearing voices…warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices…Because what they suggest is that we can’t be trusted.”–President Barack Obama, May 6,...
This week, I introduced H.R. 1962, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013. This bill will protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their confidential news sources in federal court proceedings. Specifically, the...
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, I questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department’s investigation into allegations that IRS employees intentionally targeted conservative organizations,...
The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently published a paper analyzing President Obama’s proposed FY 2014 budget. TSCPA began its non-partisan analysis by quoting from the President’s budget message...
Here is a thought: what if our atmosphere needs more CO2 as opposed to less? Harrison Schmitt, former astronaut and current professor at University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Professor William Happier of Princeton wrote...
You want to know the meaning of Benghazi? It is very simple: the only person so far who has been punished was the filmmaker Nakoula Basseley. Nakoula produced the now infamous youtube video on the prophet Mohammed, which we...
The IRS has now admitted that they harassed conservative groups in the run up to the 2012 elections as they released this statement, “The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative...

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