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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.
House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote.
On March 20th, I introduced H.R. 1600 the Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017. This legislation would make the veterans tax credit permanent and make it easier for employers to take advantage of it.
Federal authorities arrested former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman on charges of using contributions intended for a non-profit in his political campaign. He is also accused of making false statements in an effort to cover...
Last week, the House passed two important bills to help veterans: the VA Accountability First Act and the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. 
Guess what, since 2016, there have been nearly 90 studies showing what common sense dictates: that there is nothing unusual, nothing unprecedented or remarkable about today’s climate when seen in the context of historical...
Original Pizza in Broomfield, Colorado, has been in business since the 1990s. Now they are being sued. The plaintiff claims they do not have ADA-accessible parking signage or proper insulation wrapped around the pipes under...
Today in a press conference, I addressed the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) recent score of the American Health Care Act which estimated the bill will lower premiums by 10% after ten years, reduce the deficit...
The census counts the population every ten years. But the Census Bureau also sends out a mandatory, intrusive, personal and more time consuming 28-page document called the American Community Survey.
South Korea's Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country's conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China.
The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – has been one failed promise after another. The fact is, this law has hurt far more Americans than it has helped.
On the third day of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing, I on the Senate Floor highlighted the support Judge Gorsuch has received from both sides of the aisle and the shifting reasons Democrats have offered to oppose...
As Americans across the country are finishing up filing their tax returns, I reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act (H.R. 1599). The two-page bill does just as it sounds – it would prohibit...
Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, I delivered an opening statement praising President Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy left by the...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday issued the Trump administration's starkest warning yet to North Korea, saying that a military response would be "on the table" if Pyongyang took action to threaten South Korean...
Accompanied by his wife, Happy, five of their nine children and numerous supporters, Patrick von Dohlen filed as a candidate for San Antonio city council District 9. His independent, strong voice will resonate well with the...
Today on the Senate floor, I previewed next week’s hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his...
If you are following the National and Texas laws on who gets to use which public bathrooms, then you are fully aware that the Texas Privacy Act SB6 aka the bathroom bill, has become quite ‘controversial’ because those that...
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union have become clearer.
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the American Health Care Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.

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