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.
Today I signed on as a co-sponsor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, which was introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).With the President refusing to show leadership and the Democrat-controlled Senate refusing to pass a...
Democrats, deluded media and leftist academicians and other “experts,” are as usual, much on about the urgency to add “revenue” measures to a debt-reduction program. By this, of course, they mean tax increases, and...
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I intended to give an everyday illustration of how government regulation corrupts markets and actually consolidates market inequalities, but that will wait a few days. This somewhat follows up on Tuesday’s post, in which I...
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The June 14th weekly Dallas County Commissioners’ Court public meeting yielded fewer fireworks than the previous week’s, but more troubling conduct by some of our Commissioners. Last week the Democrat-controlled DCCC, after...
The heroic Foundation for a Free Society is producing a documentary on nullification. Here’s a trailer:
I released the following statement regarding the House’s rejection of a measure supported by the Obama Administration to raise the national debt limit by $2.4 trillion without any conditions for fiscal responsibility by a...
Today, I issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats’ plan to forego producing a budget and ignore entitlement reform because it is politically expedient:Senate Democrats have given their game plan away:...
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Have you wondered why your children lecture you about the environment and where they get their misinformation? The answer is critical to fulfilling your parental responsibility to rightly educate your children and to protect...
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If the scared Republican leadership in Washington would look at a government shutdown from the perspective of Dr. Harold Pease and disregard the scare tactics of the mainstream media then we might have a chance of reducing...
Update: For the video where Obama salutes Marines with a coffee cup, click here.When President Obama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to a rare living recipient of that award last year (Army Staff Sgt....
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NRCC - Revelations out late last week uncovered that the Chinese government may be buying more U.S. government debt than previously thought, in possible violation of international agreements and at potential risk to U.S....
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We have professional politicians running our country whose theory on government is a mess, to say the least. These policy makers and elected officials lack the clarity, simplicity, and intellectual honesty to live up to...
Thursday, I spoke on the Senate floor about the Democrats’ calls for new stimulus spending, the debt ceiling negotiations, and unemployment:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tuesday to cosponsor Senator Portman’s (R-OH) bill to reduce...
I filed an amendment Tuesday to the Economic Development Administration reauthorization bill that would halt the proposed listing of the Sand Dune Lizard to the Endangered Species List. His amendment would exempt the Sand...
Responding to reports that the Obama Administration will oppose efforts to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), I issued the following statement:Citizens have a fundamental right...
The following interview with Texas Representative Warren Chisum is one of a series of interviews conducted by VOCES Action and TexasGOPVote with members of the Hispanic Republican Conference in the 82nd session of the Texas...
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In Part 1 last week, I argued that the federal government is constantly and unashamedly acting unconstitutionally and is only reinforced and never challenged by the media and education establishment. And I said that...
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Update: State Rep. Ken Legler passed away Friday, June 1st. TexasGOPVote would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and share this interview in his memory.The following interview...
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NOTE:  This article is about a bill in the 2011 Texas Legislature.  That bill did not clear Calendars and did not become law.  See new story about 2013 HB 700 in the current legislative session for...

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