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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’ve never been prouder to be a Houstonian than when we all stepped up to help each other during Hurricane Harvey. It was a great privilege for me to be a part of that effort. 
The money will accelerate several projects in the park, including a central connector that will be built over Memorial Drive and connect the two sides of the park. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said it’s the largest gift to...
A grand jury in San Jacinto County, Texas, returned a three-count indictment against its county judge for alleged burglary of a county office, tampering with a government record, and forgery. Two of the charges are state ...
I joined Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) as the Republican co-lead sponsoring the Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 4005).
Recently, I joined a bipartisan group of 66 senators, led by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), in a letter to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, demanding the release of wrongfully imprisoned...
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. I am working every day to ensure that every family and business affected by this terrible storm has the financial help they need to rebuild and...
Recently, the House passed multiple bills to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in over two decades. I released the following statement: 
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of the non-profit Mercy Ships of Garden Valley, Texas, in recognition of their...
Yesterday I delivered a floor speech recognizing the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day.Watch my floor speech in its entirety here. The full text of my remarks is below:
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan package to make bold reforms to the Internal Revenue Service:
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the success Texas has had with recidivism reduction programs and the benefits of incorporating them in prison reform at the federal level with my bipartisan legislation, the ...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and I penned an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle highlighting the major need to upgrade the regulations that govern disaster relief, and to reform the Stafford Act so that FEMA wil...
The first board of her keel landed on the dockyard with a loud thump. It was 107 years ago today, April 17, 1911.One year later, she sailed smoothly into Newport News, Virginia, harbor, christened the USS Texas, BB–35. She...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I emphasized the importance of confirming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next Secretary of State and highlighted Democrat hypocrisy on his nomination.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
Today marks the first day of early voting for the May Uniform Election that includes the Special Election to fill the seat of Houston City Council Member Larry Green, who died last month of an accidental drug overdose.
Identity theft is a problem across the United States. It affects millions of Americans each year. 
Alexander Hamilton was 21 years of age; Aaron Burr, 20 years of age; James Monroe, 18; James Madison, 25 years old. These young Founding Fathers, some of America’s most notable names, were college age when they stood against...
In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine was confirmed as NASA’s 13th administrator
After Harvey’s devastation caused the largest housing disaster in the history of the country, I worked relentlessly to ensure that Congress provided the necessary funding for our communities to recover.  Our neighbors and...
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I recently introduced the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 to authorize a nationwide law enforcement program focusing on the reduction of violent crime....

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