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.
Last week, the House passed its repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While this is not the perfect bill, nor the bill I would have written, it gets the ball rolling to bring health...
Looking at the Trump Tax Plan, what grabs you is how the corporate rate is similar to Ted Cruz’s business tax rates, which were proposed in the primary, and how similar Trump’s individual tax plan is to Marco Rubio’s while...
The last few weeks have been full of horror stories from passengers of major U.S. airlines. That's why this Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a full committee hearing to examine U.S....
A patron of an Arlington, Texas, restaurant who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun pulled his weapon and shot a gunman shortly who had just killed the store manager. The assailant and manager died from their wounds at...
San Antonio has a great opportunity to elect a man of action, integrity and leadership. Patrick von Dohlen is campaigning to win a seat on the San Antonio city council for District 9. He and his family are active...
As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I introduced legislation to help wounded warriors who return to work have access to the affordable health care they deserve.  More specifically, the Health...
The real fact of the matter is that these bills won’t do anything. Who is going to police it – are you going to have a police officer standing outside every restroom? And a criminal is going to do criminal things, period....
A short-term spending agreement to keep the federal government open for another week passed the House of Representatives on Friday.The U.S. Senate is expected to pass the short-term deal later Friday and House and Senate...
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act, also known as the “El Chapo Act,” to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall.  The media reports that Cruz...
The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in U.S. history -- with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals -- but left unanswered...
The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the recently passed House Republican health-care bill. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn’t amount to...
On Thursday, I introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now (VETERAN) Act, which would cement in legislation the IRS's current practice of providing eligible veterans the choice to get...
This week, the House passed two important pieces of legislation- the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill and the American Health Care Act. Omnibus
Clinton's emails ended up on Weiner's computer as the FBI director strongly defended his decision to alert Congress just days before the 2016 election about his agency's investigation into emails potentially related to...
Last week, President Donald Trump came out with a plan for tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate and simplifies taxes for individuals. Now, the House Ways and Means Committee has to get down to the hard work of...
When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they provided American citizens with protections for individual liberties including free speech, the right to bear arms, and more. The Fourth Amendment protects Americans...
One doesn’t have to be a PhD to understand the flaws of climate change science as it is presently constituted. If humans are primarily responsible for climate change along with C02, then how does that theory act in the real...
I have not posted since the election in November. Though Trump has done some good things that only very few of his Republican primary opponents might have, I thought the party’s embrace of his oblivion to and sometimes...
On Tuesday I introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act. The bill would reserve any amounts forfeited to the U.S.
A lot of you may be asking yourself "Why would anyone be against a Balanced Budget?"

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