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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.
Business groups are raising concerns about a proposal in Austin aimed at requiring employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for workers. It’s a discussion that’s playing out before the Austin City Council. 
In a low turnout election, a small percentage of voters voted for all of the $1.495 billion City of Houston bond issues.TCR has been quite clear about the fiscal irresponsibility of these bonds and the negative impact it...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the pro-growth tax reform package:
When this sexual harassment battle ends, we may have a Congress full of Mormons, and the Mormons will run Hollywood. Al Franken is the latest to get hit with sexual harassment, and in his case, he even had the event pictured...
Rural communities represent a lot of Texas values. Whether we are working the land or serving the community in other ways, our neighbors in other parts of the state always look to us for the compass when it comes to what...
The OPEN Government Data Act passed the House yesterday. It was included as part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
With an expedited scheduled described as “unprecedented,” a special Texas House committee on Wednesday got down to work examining a wide variety of challenges facing the state as lawmakers study ways to preserve its economic...
Last Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee introduced our proposal that would enable more Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and send less of their money to Uncle Sam here in Washington, D.C.
Texas Association of Business released their legislator scorecard this morning. This scorecard, called For the Record, is a ranking of all Texas legislators based on how they voted for pro-business policies in the...
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and I recently announced our bipartisan push to amend and improve the USA Liberty Act, to ensure that the bill adequately reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program:
I released the following statement in response to the re-designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This legislation has been introduced in the past two Congresses. 
Losing the Governorships in deep blue New Jersey and light blue Virginia was not a surprise. However, the loss of at least 15 seats in the House of Delegates in Virginia, many in lean Republican districts, was not expected...
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
President Donald Trump released a new list of potential Supreme Court justices on Friday, adding five new judges to his previous compilation of 20 jurists.
Today I voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.
“For years agencies and states haven’t complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without consequence,” Sen. Cornyn said.
This final week of negotiations at the United Nations meeting in Bonn, Germany, can be summed up in a few words from Karl Marx, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
(Throughout this article, I purposely use the word man-made in front of climate change to be more accurate since the debate about climate change is not if climate change exists, it does, but what causes it.
Last week on the Senate floor, I announced plans to introduce legislation that would incentivize federal agencies, including the military, to expeditiously and efficiently upload the already-required criminal conviction...
I released the following statement after supporting a measure to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from the Act's registration requirements:

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