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  • What's no longer up in the air is this: for many Texans, Floridians, and Puerto Ricans, targeted tax relief will serve to make a difficult year just a little easier.
  • Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project. When complete, the Ship Channel...
  • As Hurricane Harvey swept through the southern part of our state, we have seen the images of the devastation and the destruction brought upon by this horrific storm. However, with these horrific images, we have also seen neighbors helping...
  • President Trump announced Tuesday that he is rescinding the Executive Action issued by President Obama in 2012 known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA”, leaving thousands of children and young adults in limbo.The following are some of...
  • “A Republic, if you can keep it.”These were the words Dr. Benjamin Franklin replied on the final day of deliberations at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 when asked about the type of government the delegates had created. Franklin was clearly...

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Joe Pojman, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an independent, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, pro-life organization whose goals are to protect innocent human life from conception through natural death through peaceful, legal means...

A military chief, General Eduardo Ano, told reporters yesterday, "Isnilon Hapilon and the last of the dreaded Maute brothers, Omarkhayam, are both dead." The Straits Times Reported yesterday that Isnilon Hapilon, the leader...
I’ve heard a great deal of disbelief come from contacts of mine regarding nuclear weapons and N. Korea.  If we listen to ‘the media’, it sounds like they’re just making a lot of noise with no real threat of truly hurting us...
Senate Bill 4, which was packaged and sold by Governor Greg Abbot as a means to improve the safety of Texans, will actually make Texas a more dangerous place for everyone to live.
As a kid, I found a common game to play (especially for boys) was ‘King of the mountain’.  The idea was that everyone would gather around a mound of dirt and one or two kids would get on top.  The objective of the game was...
After Sam Houston’s Texian army defeated the colonial Mexican army at the battle of San Jacinto and forced General Santa Anna to order all of his troops south of the Rio Grande, in 1836 Texas declared independence and became...
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s intention to expand the use of association health and short term insurance plans:
When is the rot of politicization of everything and the spread of political correctness going to stop? We don't know about you, but I have had enough.
In legal writings spanning over a decade, Ho has maintained a position on one thorny issue — birthright citizenship — that pits him against many prominent Republicans, including the president who appointed him.
I always talk about local elections and the importance of making your voices heard. School board elections, college system trustee elections and city council elections are ones that I often think of when I think local. As...
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
I authored the following op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News over the weekend on how the principles laid out in the Republican framework for tax reform would benefit Texans: 
Last week, I toured areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey with Governor Greg Abbott, including Rockport, Port Aransas and Refugio. Debris removal and housing continue to be top priorities, and with most schools reopened (...
Analysis of the Las Vegas shooter’s motivation and mindset is going to take months to process — however the short term impacts of the scale and severity of the massacre raises important issues about soft targets and the need...
After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be...
Homeland. Family. Patriot. Sacrifice.Those are the words on four panels that now stand side-by-side in Cedar Park, Texas. Notably cut out from the black granite panels is the silhouette of a soldier standing tall in salute,...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state’s congressional delegation could get “rolled” on a hurricane relief bill that is about to be voted on in the House of Representatives. The governor expressed his disappointment in...
I released the following statement today after my bill to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned, along U.S.
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today making the case for Texas to be the home for Amazon’s newly announced second headquarters. Multiple metropolitan areas in Texas are pursuing the new facility...
Today's repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan marks the next crucial step in a new era of transparency based on sound science. Through several hearings and oversight of the former administration's overregulation, the...

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