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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.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I discussed my legislation, the Fix NICS Act, which would strengthen the existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by ensuring critical conviction records...
The Big Reveal in the 11/13/2017 issue of the Weekly Standard, is a must read, as it reveals that President Obama engaged in "transparent lies." They answer the questio
On the Senate floor, I praised Republicans for pushing past Democrats’ hypocritical attempts to stall efforts to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found...
When the sun barely peeks over the sky, millions of women and children across the developing world wake up and make their daily, dangerous walk in search of the necessity of life: water. They walk for miles in water-scarce...
On Thursday, May 11, 2017 the City of San Antonio approved a $450M Master Plan to ‘reimagine’ the most prestigious and significant mission in Texas, the Alamo. The Alamo Master Plan has some interesting comments about "...
The Congressional PORTS Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and I, hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss how our nation’s ports prepare for hurricanes, their relief efforts, and the federal government’s...
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I that would require federal and state...
Texans are falling behind the rest of the country in getting vaccinated against the most common sexually transmitted infection — making them more vulnerable to several types of cancer, a new study says.  
Today at a press conference, I discussed what tax reform legislation means for the American economy and the importance of passing the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks...
Should Roy Moore be in the Senate? That is the wrong question to ask. The real question is, should Doug Jones be in the United States Senate? Three weeks ago, I was leaning toward opposing Roy Moore but two things gave me...
Recently, Representatives Bill Keating (D-MA) and I introduced H.R. 4549, the bipartisan “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act,” requiring the State Department to provide a report to Congress reviewing educational...
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over the state's recent revisions to its 2011 voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against voters of color. 
The U.S. Senate took a major step forward for tax reform and the American people early Saturday morning. For the first time in 31 years, the House and the Senate have each passed legislation that will deliver real tax relief...
The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today.
The House Intelligence Committee’s decision to move on their own version of FISA legislation without adequate Constitutional protections for Americans is disturbing and creates a dangerous playing field for the future of 702...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I yesterday issued the following statement regarding the Government of Venezuela’s detainment of six CITGO executives from Texas:
I’ve long been associated with the cause of nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, having written a book on it. Here I discuss various arguments — historical, constitutional, and moral — in favor, with special...
Okay, I hear you.  You're thinking, 'judges'?  Like, the book in the Bible? No, silly. I'm talking about black robes and white powdered wigs and gavels.  You know, the people who are elected at the ballot box to make...
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and I recently penned an op-ed for Roll Call urging the FCC establish a strong deregulatory federal framework for broadband regulations to preempt state and local regulators.

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