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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.
After careful consideration, I chose not to raise our country’s debt limit and voted against increasing the debt ceiling. I don’t believe it is fair to our hardworking taxpayers to give the President a blank check to spend...
Saturday, January 19th, I  was invited to speak in defense of our Second Amendment rights at a pro-gun rally Dallas.The First Presbyterian Church of Dallas supported an anti-Second Amendment movement by hosting its 7th...
Somewhere the debate on the gun control issue has taken a horribly wrong turn. Evidence shows that guns dont kill people. People with mental health issues who are taking psychotropic drugs use guns to kill people. We have a...
State Rep. James White has proposed a bill that will require the leaders of Texas to start crunching the numbers and figure out what Texas would look like if it had to be self sufficient... limited or no federal support.......
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder questioning the conduct of the Justice Department over their involvement in the prosecution of...
The following press release was sent to me by Texas State Representative Dan Flynn. Rep. Flynn is proposing a plan to fight back against Obama's gun control executive orders. Obama's executive order #16 clarifies to doctors...
Many employers across Texas cheat the system everyday by misclassifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The result is a loss of tax revenue and unemployment insurance, dodging of child support...
Texas has a history of taking a bold stand. Anyone Remember the Alamo? At the Alamo, Texans took a stand knowing they might lose their lives. They could have surrendered or they could have retreated. They instead stood their...
President Barack Obama is having a press conference today at 10:55 Central Time to announce his plans for gun control in America.  Will he follow the Constitution and simply request legislation?  Or will he take...
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican leadership, released the following statement yesterday in response to President Obama’s press conference:In the...
The debate over gun control in our country has spawned many rumors in relation to the weapons used at Sandy Hook Elementary. Many blogs and other forums are reporting that the weapon removed from the shooters vehicle was the...
Obama's favorability is dropping, and guess what, the NRA is now more popular than Obama. Who would have thought? There are several lessons to be learned.Don't back down! The NRA didn't back down or begin with a compromise...
Texas Congressional District 36 U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman has received numerous death threats made against him and his children from leftist gun control advocates. These threats have been forwarded to the Capitol...
On the north steps of the Texas Capitol at high noon on a cool January afternoon, between 1,500 and 2,000 liberty loving Texans gathered to use their 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech to protect their 2nd Amendment R
January 19th has been declared National Gun Appreciation Day, a day for citizens across America to stand and show your support for the Second Amendment and the individual's right to keep and bear arms. Ronald Reagan said, "...
President Obama released a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence and called on Congress to pass laws restricting gun ownership rights. I am a staunch supporter of the Constitutional right to bear arms. I...
The following is a statement released by Texas Governor Rick Perry in response to Obama’s proposed gun control measures:The Vice Presidents committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of...
The White House has released a transcript of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's annoncement of gun control proposals and executive orders.  As soon as the executive orders, which were signed in a photo-op with...
I issued the following statement regarding yesterday evening’s vote on H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.Under President Obama, the federal government now borrows 42 cents for every dollar it spends. No family...
In 2012, lobbyists for the payday lending industry strived to become the largest campaign donors in Austin. The reason: many state legislators and local municipalities are evaluating limitations to payday lenders by capping...

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