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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.
The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act is a bipartisan bill that would fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other causes of severe vision impairment.
I recently filed House Resolution 1039, the Support Privacy on the Internet Resolution, encouraging edge internet companies and data service providers to include data protections in their policies.
A report issued last week by a group studying the issue of Confederate monuments says Texas should rename its capital city — Austin, Texas.
I recently introduced the Social Security Administration Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6559),which combines new and existing proposals to make commonsense improvements to the Social Security Administration (SSA).  
I issued the following statement applauding House passage of H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017; H.R. 6311 the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018; and...
On the eve of a deadline to reunite families who’ve been detained and separated at the border, Democrats yesterday blocked an effort by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and I to pass the Keep Families Together and Enforce the...
I recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s...
Houston-area officials are moving forward with a plan to improve flood warnings and protections along the San Jacinto River, scene of some of the region’s worst flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
10 years ago this August, Russian tanks rolled across the border into the independent nation of Georgia. After 5 days of bloody fighting, with thousands of innocent Georgians displaced from their homes, the conflict ended...
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
Recently the final John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 conference report passed the Senate, and it will now head to the President’s desk for signature. 
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Name calling in politics is nothing new. Name calling between members of the same political party is also as common as the sunshine is in West Texas. Sadly, political parties tearing themselves apart is also old hat.
Recently, Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and I, released the following statements after the House passage of the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act, as part of H.R.
For almost two decades, humanity has maintained a presence on the International Space Station. Barely 100 years after the first 12-second airplane flight, humans are now living in space. The U.S. government is now debating...
The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads.
My Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act passed recently through the House Financial Services Committee.
We believe that the private sector is best positioned to build, deploy, and secure 5G networks.
I recently announced that the Veterans Clinic in Conroe is nearing the end of construction for a much-needed expansion. The fourth floor of the building will soon host a 3,850 square foot dental facility that will include...
Our communities are only as strong as our weakest link. Right now, there are people in Houston suffering from an addiction to opioids. This creates a ripple effect that impacts their families and friends and their...
Congressmen, Roger Williams (TX-25), Michael McCaul (TX-10), John Carter (TX-31), and I announced that the U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas as the site for its Futures Command Center.

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