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.
Today on the Senate floor I underscored the need for pro-growth tax reform in advance of the release of today’s blueprint from the Administration. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here...
President Donald Trump may be willing to wait until September or possibly next year to secure federal funding for his controversial border wall, a shift that could make it possible for Congress to finish work on spending...
There’s no place like Texas, and the Senate’s April recess was a great opportunity for me to visit many parts of our great state. In just a few weeks, I was able to meet with hundreds of Texans in ten cities. Here are a few...
I am here today because legislation that is being proposed will impact our beloved church community. 
Travel and tourism is an important source of economic activity. Every year, millions of visitors to Texas spend billions of dollars in the state, and hundreds of thousands of individuals across Texas are employed in travel-...
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.”
Last week, Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act.  This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an...
Countering Senate leadership’s Senate Bill 6, the Texas House on Thursday rolled out its version of a bill dealing with privacy in restrooms, changing facilities and showers – a proposal that State Affairs Committee Chairman...
The Hamilton musical — which Kevin Gutzman tells me is very good — is making Alexander Hamilton cool.Actually, though, Hamilton has always been a hero of mainstream left and right. That’s usually how you can identify a...
I am so proud to live in a country that cares so passionately about the safety of our children. This is a great starting point we can use toward common ground.I am a registered Republican. I am a Christian. I have a degree...
As the Texas Senate was getting down to work on the “bathroom bill,” Dr. Steve Hotze, an anti-gay activist and longtime business partner of Lt. Gov.
This past weekend I toured former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in the mountains near Santa Barbara, California. Beautifully preserved for future generations by the Young America's Foundation, this modest cabin that...
You will often see me wearing a very special lapel pin. It is a pin with the flag of Texas beside the flag of our nation’s greatest ally, Israel - or as I like to call them, the two Lone Star States. Both states have shown...
When I’m not in Washington, I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on what’s going on in the area. Last week, I did this by meeting with constituents, students and teachers, local leaders, business owners, employees and Texas...
Pensions. Health care. Tax reform. Immigration. All of these issues affect us. Not just 'you' us, but ALL of us. Each individual has a story about how each one of these issues affects their lives.
The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss of 35,600 full-time equivalent jobs resulting from lost leisure travel and convention bookings if Texas...
Wednesday, Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and I sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to review evidence that Lois Lerner, the former IRS Exempt...
It’s funny how the “scandal-free” administration of Obama suddenly finds itself embroiled in scandals.Obama kept a tight lid on scandals, threatening most of the press corps, and of course all the scurrilous politicians in...
Republican lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are advancing legislation that would take aim at certain collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded jobsites around the state.
Opponents say it’s discriminatory, but a key argument in favor of the bill is that it is a public safety measure, though the data to support that argument is largely anecdotal. 

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