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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.
Along with 21 bipartisan Senators, I introduced the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, a bill to fund school security improvements and invest in early intervention and...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I urged my colleagues to take up my Fix NICS Act, a bill with broad bipartisan support to help prevent gun violence.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
Click here to watch the results come in as Texas Republican Primary voters head to the polls Tuesday, March 6th. There will be some hotly contested races all the way from the county level to the state and...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a measure to enhance criminal penalties for websites that facilitate sex trafficking: 
Gov. Greg Abbott has surprised many observers of Texas politics by actively campaigning to defeat three incumbent Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives in their bids for re-election – Lyle Larson from San...
The Republican Primary will be over March 6 at 7:30 pm. I have a mountain of mailers telling me who the most conservative, the most pro-life, the most fiscally conservative candidates are to vote for. I have to laugh because...
Gov. Greg Abbott has now traveled to two Republican Texas House members’ districts to campaign against them, repeatedly call them “liberals,” and make clear that even uttering opposition to a key mechanism for his...
Texans have already set a record for early voting in a non-presidential primary election year, and there’s still one more day to go on Friday.
The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors who use false, deceptive, or unfair marketing to promote dangerously addictive drugs. The DOJ intends to recover the costs of treatment and...
It is a distinct honor for me to talk about the great relationship we have with Serbia as co-chair of the Congressional Serbia Caucus along with EMANUEL CLEAVER of MO. Serbia is a great friend of the United States. 
During many conversations regarding politics today, person-A will refer to ‘they’, which is typically followed by person-B asking, “And who are ‘they’?”  The answers to this question are often difficult to respond with...
Last year, Congress passed landmark legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation cuts taxes in every income group.Now, Texans are seeing the impact of this pro-family, pro-growth tax reform. And so are the...
The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest court in Texas for deciding criminal justices issues. There is no one better qualified than Judge Dib Waldrip to be elected to Place 8 on the Court.
This weekend, I presented the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service to Professor Jeremy Winston.
I authored the following Op-Ed in the Waco Tribune highlighting the historic reforms included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are already making a di
One of the main concerns for residents of Montgomery County is the increasing property tax burden. The county and state government finance systems are so complex that it is easy for misconceptions to arise about how the...
With the primary elections coming up this Tuesday, March 6, Republican voters should take note of the race for Texas House District 13.
I'd like to mention briefly two iconic companies that are showing their devotion to Texas in a much different but important manner.  Based in Tyler, they are spreading the good news of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the law that...
I recently penned the following letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, urging the Department of Defense to recommend the development and deployment of a space-based missile defense in the 2018 Missile Defense Review (...
I recently participated in a town hall at Philadelphia Energy Solutions with refinery workers from along the East Coast. There, I met with and took questions from employees, and toured the facility. 

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