Government

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.
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Attorney General Eric Holder went before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday in a inquiry over the botched Fast and Furious Operation. The hearing was led by Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and...
I want to make just a short follow up to my last installment of the Daily Rant. Can the president use the military to arrest anyone he wants, keep that person hidden away from a judge and jury, and lock him up for as long as...
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Elizabeth Perez, conservative candidate for Houston City Council At-Large #2 sent the following in about this Saturday's Cain-Gingrich Debate:Okay, we heard the POTUS and the Speaker of the House give their arguments for the...
The House Judiciary Committee today passed a bill to restore accountability to government regulations. Sponsored by Congressman Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) and I, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H...
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Governor Perry announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination for president on Saturday, August 13, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. His announcement was hailed as the start of what was to be an immensely...
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Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan, bicameral group in Congress has unveiled a plan to significantly reform the federal regulatory process and reduce unnecessary burdens on job creators. House Judiciary Committee Chairman...
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The following was written by Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones:According to Former British Prime Minister, Dame Margaret Thatcher, “Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history; America is...
National unemployment remains stubbornly high, with the latest figures for July showing 9.1 percent unemployment. Even Texas – which has done better than any other state in the nation in adding private sector jobs over the...
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Naji Filali of the Harvard Political Review interviewed me the other day. A sample:HPR: As a senior fellow at the Mises Institute, you have your fingers on the pulse of current policy debates. Which policy...
Michele Bachmann won the 2011 Ames Straw Poll with 28.6% of the vote. Below is an interview and transcript of Chris Wallace interviewing Michele Bachmann after her big win in Iowa.
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Now that the Liberal mainstream media has decided what we should think about our GOP candidates, it may be time we take a good hard look at them through their eyes.
Louie Gohmert (TX), Paul Ryan (WI) and two other Wise Republicans Voted NO!I have long been one of only a few Republican conservative activists openly opposing the politically popular call for a Balanced...
This Saturday, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will debate each other in a one-on-one modified Lincoln-Douglas style debate.Newt Gingrich:There is no doubt Gingrich is a master Politician and sometimes he can capture that...
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In this interview, performance artist and educator Kanene Holder discusses her train of thought when deciding what to write on her sign she was bringing to the Occupy Wall Street protest. She explains her decision to write...
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Yesterday I wrote to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) about the implementation of Greenhouse Gas Regulations under the Clean Air Act. I wrote the letter using a tool provided by the National Write Your Congressman (NWYC)...
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For years, I’ve said that the European all-consuming and ostensibly all-providing state could not survive. As America has followed in its wake and recently pulled almost alongside, nor can Europe’s model survive for us. To...
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During my visit to Iowa for the Presidential Debate and Ames Straw Poll, I was very pleased to see a variety of different groups supporting Governor Rick Perry for President.At the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, an Iowan was...
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John Cornyn, U.S. Senator (Texas) and Dianne Costa, candidate for U.S. Representative, CD-25 (Texas) each made visits to drought stricken Texas agricultural areas last week and commented on the $5.2B in losses faced by Texas...
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This past legislative session, freshman State Representative Raul Torres (HD-33) introduced HB3149, legislation that would bring corporate efficiency to government agencies using the Lean Six Sigma method to eliminate waste...
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The results of the August 11, 2011 Ames Straw Poll are as follows:Candidate PercentageMichele Bachmann                     28.6%Ron Paul  27.7%Tim Pawlenty  13.6%...

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