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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.
Millions of data sheets spit out of the printer inside a thick-walled, secure facility. Across the top are Americans’ names, a list of phone numbers dialed, the time and date called, and the frequency in which they called or...
I released the following statement after voting for a motion that would give Congress a role in the Administration’s imposition of tariffs on imports related to national security:
Recently, Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and I released the following statements after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2259, the bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical...
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China. 
Well ahead of the next regular session of the Texas Legislature, starting in January, the issue of whether cities can require private employers to provide paid sick leave is shaping up as a potentially major debate for...
Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last night, I discussed the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and...
Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26) and I toured an anti-trafficking non-profit, while discussing the action Congress has taken in recent months to combat this growing problem.
Brett Kavanaugh
President Trump has announced he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the...
What is happening in our country today is becoming progressively harder to believe every day.  Worse, people are getting hard to believe!  With the advent of political correctness — lying to others with a...
Y'all done gone and done it.  No, seriously.  Y'all, and by y'all, I mean Empower Texans done gone and made me defend John Cornyn.  It's absolutely the last thing I thought I'd ever do since he has been the subject of...
This bill will help address the looming water crisis facing North Texas and provide certainty to Texas’ water supply.
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I sent a letter to General Gustave F.
Texas has released a plan for how it wants to use some settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Hurricane Harvey recovery.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts. 
After President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, Congressmen Kevin Brady, Lamar Smith, and Pete Sessions released the following statements.
We see more examples of ‘hate speech’ toward our country every day.  No way can someone be proud of their country.  What are you thinking?  America is evil!  If you find this hard to believe, ask yourself why ...
The president is expected to unveil his choice from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.
Recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to target and hold accountable three Nicaraguan individuals for their...
Burgess town hall
Unlike many congressmen who are canceling Town Hall Meetings, Congressman Michael Burgess continues because he views them “as part of his obligation and communication plan.” As a servant leader being totally accountable to...

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