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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.
Throughout his ascendancy at the Texas Capitol, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has proven time and again the ability to adapt to the political environment. Unlike many in the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party from which he...
Last Friday night, an Israeli family sat down for Shabbat dinner to celebrate the birth of a new grandchild, but a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist put an end to this joyous occasion.
Yesterday, the House unanimously passed bipartisan legislation – introduced by Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and I – to improve Medicare Part B programs for patients with significant health challenges and the health...
He stood on the Senate floor in Washington, all 99 senators and the vice president at his attention, and delivered an indictment of the modern era's hyper-politicized environment.
We’re great for talking points about being the heart and soul of Texas but when we stand up to say that our businesses are in jeopardy, those same folks don’t seem to listen.
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 introduced the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks (JAWS) Act, H.R. 3377, on Tuesday.
I released the following statement applauding passage of a measure to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, North Korea, and Iran:
Please don't be distracted by the current "bathroom" debate in Austin. The more serious battle brewing in the Texas legislature's special session is between rural and urban Texas.
I included language in the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill to urge the Secretary of State to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag known to have flown at the Battle...
Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
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 (...

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