Government Overreach

The President addressed the Union Tuesday night, promising more government, more spending, and more taxes.Obviously the President did not read the November memo from America. The majority of the Union rejected the President'...
I applaud House passage of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. I first introduced the bill in 2011 during my time as House Judiciary Committee chairman and was a lead sponsor when the House passed it in the 113th...
I wrote the foreword to Connor Boyack’s new book Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them. With Connor’s permission, I reproduce it below. (Connor discussed the book as a guest...
The Federal food police are whipping up their latest batch of distasteful government regulations. With a government fist around an iron spatula, the Federal Government has become the new Mr. Bumble from the book "Oliver...
The Federal food police now control what American children are permitted to eat in public schools. The First Lady has said, "We just can't leave it up to the parents.''Several things are wrong about this totalitarian control...
U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA), and I led a group of 25 senators in calling out the Obama...
I want to extend a big thank you to all of you who attended my Town Hall Listening Sessions across Texas’ 19th District these past few weeks. We heard some great ideas about how to best reform social security to make sure...
If you work for a government entity, you are being paid to look the other way. Don’t dare expose what’s really happening in a government entity, or you will be railroaded.When a person is hired by a government entity, the...
Thursday morning I participated in the International Management Facility Association’s 9th Annual Public Policy Forum. I had the opportunity to speak with individuals from across the country about the necessity of getting...
Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 to ensure the federal government and states would work together to efficiently reduce pollution in our nation’s waterways. And in the last forty years, the Administration has...
Foreshadowing. Alluding to the future. Prophesying. We've all heard of these things before. We've heard foreshadowing through the recording made by former President Reagan when he warned of the dangers of socialized...
I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown: A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.Despite this, this...
On Friday, the House of Representatives officially filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for its unprecedented overreach. The lawsuit specifically challenges two facets of Obamacare: the two unlawful delays of...
I issued the following statement on a federal judge’s decision to dismiss all charges in a lawsuit brought by True the Vote, a voter integrity non-profit organization that was aggressively targeted by the IRS.American...
Can you imagine the innovation that could occur if you could get drone service delivered right to you?A lost item in a cab or even better, anti-venom to some region where some unlucky traveler was bitten by a Liberal!This...
Republicans and Democrats are showing America that the government can respect the privacy rights of law-abiding citizens, while at the same time, giving law enforcement the tools needed to target terrorists.The USA FREEDOM...
Remember when President Obama unilaterally delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate without Congressional approval – twice? Or when he tried to grossly expand EPA’s authority? How about when he told us all he needs to push his...
Today, I introduced legislation to dramatically boost transparency of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s listing process for endangered species. This legislation stands as the Senate...
Here in the Land of the Free, we value our rights. Our Founding Fathers set forth clear protections in the Bill of Rights to ensure all Americans would enjoy basic freedoms. And now when any federal politician or law...

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