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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.
I introduced the Cell Location Privacy Act Thursday to protect the privacy of cell phone users. This bill continues the work of recently retired member of Congress Jason Chaffetz.
In line with concerns that tourism officials have raised about the bathroom bill’s effect on the convention business, Curry and Jennings wrote that the bathroom bill could also keep the national church from holding its 2018...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation to phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards to ensure states have time to properly comply with the appropriate standards:
I introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.
“This legislation threatens our ability to attract and retain the best talent in Texas, as well as the greatest sporting and cultural attractions in the world,” the CEOs wrote.
I participated in the third of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. The hearing, titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space...
After years of hard work, I am delighted that the House passed this important measure to support mobile physicians and the millions of Americans who rely upon their essential services.
The United States has many complex foreign relationships. Being the world’s only superpower requires dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of nation-states. The good are obvious. They are America’s allies and partners...
A political tug-of-war is about to break out at the Texas Capitol as Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session kicks off Tuesday.
Despite deep divisions within the GOP, the Senate could vote on a revamped health care bill as soon as next week, Texas Sen. John Cornyn told reporters on Monday, setting a new deadline for the party to pass a long awaited...
The historic Sunset Station in San Antonio was the setting for Governor Greg Abbott’s reelection announcement on Friday, July 14.
I included language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill fulfilling his 2015 agreement with Houston METRO to give voters the choice in building the University Line project that will...
Today on the Senate floor, I urged my Democratic colleagues to stop the endless obstruction of Presidential nominations. Because of unprecedented delay and obstruction from our Democratic colleagues, at the current pace, it...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the updates and revisions made to the Senate Republican plan to reform health care after additional input by Members. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can...
Congress took a big step late last week in fulfilling its most important Constitutional duty: to provide for the common defense. I joined my colleagues in the House to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (...
Yesterday I announced my intention to introduce companion legislation to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally's (R-Ariz.) bill to eliminate a healthcare exemption for members of Congress that was required to be included in the Senate's...
Republicans on Capitol Hill have now proposed spending $1.6 billion of your tax dollars – not Mexico’s money – for construction of a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico.The Hill reports:
When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the ongoing effort to replace Obamacare with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
The Democracy Fund Voter’s project identified Trump’s supporters in 2016 in five different categories: American Preservationists (20%), Staunch Conservatives (31%), Anti-Elites (19%), Free Marketeers (25%), and the...

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