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.
Please permit me to share a short personal observation. Saturday, while driving on the Gulf Freeway South of Houston, I noticed flags flying at half-mast. That wasn’t terribly unusual in today’s endless and instantaneous...
Once we were California dreaming and California was the place that you would go to pursue your dreams. Today, it is the state where you are from, not where you are going. When the largest state, population wise, is failing...
The U.S. Senate stood on the side of liberty today as it killed two measures aimed at restricting the rights of law-abiding private citizens.  In a vote of 54-46, the Senate rejected the expansion of background checks to...
The 2013 True the Vote national summit kicked off with a bang. After an opening video welcome for Texas Governor Rick Perry, several hundred attendees from across the nation heard from experts on election reform and voter...
Toni Anne Dashiell at the NRCToni Anne Dashiell was elected as the Texas GOP National Committeewoman on April 6, 2013. She is the current Chairman of Kendall County Republican Party and is past president of the Texas...
Today I introduced legislation that would make it more difficult to raise taxes on hardworking Americans. The government already takes enough money from Americans. President Obama raised taxes by $1 trillion under...
I support legislation to address the legal chaos surrounding the President’s unconstitutional recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management...
The following is being released by True the Vote:WHO/WHAT: True the Vote, a citizen-led initiative to promote fair and free elections, will host its third annual two-day summit on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13,...
The President’s Budget By The Numbers $8.2 Trillion In New Debt $1.1 Trillion In New Taxes $964 Billion In New SpendingThe budget President Obama finally released today is months late and so full of gimmicks that the...
This is Part II of my personal interview with Tom Pauken who is seeking the position for Governor of Texas. We must not be blind to the achievements and failures of our Texas leadership at such a critical time as now....
Last week President Obama signed a law which will severely limit the STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge). Thereby telling America that Congress, as in matters of budget and benefits, should not be hampered...
Yesterday I questioned Dr. John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on the President’s research priorities.I questioned Dr...
A Portland, Oregon, woman arrived home to find an intruder in the shower! The Portland homeowner called out “Why are you in my house taking a shower?”The uninvited shower guest replied, “I’m sorry…my name’s Timothy James...
I’ve been getting quite a lot of calls and emails lately asking about ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and other federal agencies. I’ve been...
If you talk about the IRS don’t do it via email or text—the agency you mailed a check to this week can eavesdrop without a search warrant or probable cause. Since 2009 the IRS has held the position that the Fourth Amendment...
The U.S. income tax code is infamous for its complexity (think special interest lobbyists), and its “progressive” nature—named not for the fact that it increases with increasing income but rather, because it was the...
Texas highways and roads moved one step closer to being safer and properly maintained after a hearing this week in Austin about HB 3094 by Republican Representative Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress). Currently there is little...
Travis Harris was just beginning a robbing bender in Miami. But then Travis made a very bad decision when he thought he saw a potentially great mark in a family having lunch at Burger King. Travis brandished his hand gun and...
The IRS claims that its agents do not need warrants to read private electronic communications, including email and text messages. The ACLU uncovered the policy yesterday following a Freedom of Information Act request. Writes...
Greg Abbott - Your Liberty -- as a United States citizen -- was weakened and threatened when the Obama Administration helped the United Nations pass the Arms Trade Treaty. Immediately after this disappointing vote, I wrote a...

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