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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.
President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to promote calls for the Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal activity by his former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton -- citing a Fox News analyst who...
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced they will extend the comment period to March 9th, 2018 - an additional 17 days - for the Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Draft Environmental Impact Statement....
Early voting has begun for the Primary Election on March 6, the day Republicans decide who will be the nominees against the dark side, the Democratic Party. There will probably be many runoff elections in May. One of those...
I issued the following statement after Ways and Means Committee Republicans concluded their annual retreat to lay out their policy agenda for 2018:
Are you part of the radical Left?  Right?  Moderate?  Many Americans today refuse to watch the news on television, hear it on radio, read about it in a newspaper or from the internet..?  Being an ostrich with your head in...
To truly reform the visa program, legislation should do away with the lottery entirely by mandating that visas be issued to the 85,000 H-1B applicants who would be paid the most.
View Red Sonja's endorsements for the 2018 Primary elections.
I am encouraged by recent news that Saudi Arabia has decided to give up control of Belgium’s largest mosque that has long been suspected of radicalizing European Muslims. Although Saudi Arabia is a U.S ally in the fight...
I’ve often said that California leads our nation in trends (primarily because of Hollywood). They’ve had an impact on the entire world at times.  But Texas is also a strong influence on parts of our country.  It has...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Andy Oldham to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:...
Hurricane Harvey unleashed torrential rainfall – greater than 60 inches in some places – killing 88 people and displacing 30,000. Slamming ashore about six months ago, Harvey caused an estimated $198 billion in damages,...
Social conservative leader, Gary Bauer's comments on the latest mass shooting are worth a read.
This is the third part and conclusion of an effort to review, analyze, and report on an ancient, out dated, theory of property common law called “public nuisance”, and its use and abuse by groups, through the American legal...
Before the Austin City Council had even taken its final vote to approve a new requirement for private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, Republican members of the Texas Legislature were already saying...
I recently introduced the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations (ALERT) Act, legislation to hold universities that receive federal funding accountable for sexual abuse cases that...
We in America face a number of threats worth our time and attention in preventing.  Every day we see more threats in the news we’ve identified previously, and new ones too often that we wouldn’t have anticipated.
Venezuela is in deep trouble.  Their people are starving, there are riots in the streets, and people are being killed if they resist the communist movement.  We read articles about them and feel some remorse for the...
Mark Keough and Craig Doyal
There is much heated debate right now over skyrocketing property taxes in Texas and who is to blame. Who's the real culprit? Who's been fighting to cut your property taxes in Montgomery County?
Bipartisan proposals to provide certainty for Dreamers fared considerably better than enforcement-heavy, hardline bills in the Senate Thursday, but President Trump’s veto threat proved fatal.
Yesterday I voted for the Secure and Succeed Act, a proposed solution for DACA recipients that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults and strengthens border security.  Excerpts of my remarks...

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