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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.
R-Texas, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and I last week introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and...
The clock begins its inexorable tick to closing time and Republican members of the Texas Legislature such as myself are left to contemplate that which will  define the session and our political legacies. Most of us will hew...
Today on the Senate floor, I reacted to last night’s airstrikes in Syria. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
For eight years, I have joined my colleagues in the fight to repeal and replace the train wreck that is Obamacare. This was the call heard around the nation for years, particularly leading up to President Trump's historic...
An anti-union measure that some worry is unconstitutional has now been sent to the Texas House of Representatives by the Senate, moving much more quickly through the process than a similar proposal did during the last...
There comes a time in the lives of attorneys when they confront things being done in the name of The Law that cannot, by any stretched interpretation or any intellectually honest review, be accepted or condoned as “being...
Today on the Senate floor, I addressed the attempt by Senate Democrats to launch an unprecedented partisan filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
Senate Democrats secured enough votes Monday to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, increasing the likelihood that Republicans will enact a rules change to ensure his confirmation and...
The evil group, ISIS, intentionally targeted Christians worldwide because of their religious belief. But ISIS did not only target Christians. They targeted any religious group, including some Muslims who disagree with them...
Republicans now have a Republican House and a Republican Senate and a Republican president who is ready to sign their legislation. It is blatantly obvious to all Americans that the Republican House is in chaotic disarray, it...
Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow conservative majority and marking a much-needed political victory for President Donald Trump...
On Friday I appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” with Shannon Bream to discuss the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and my efforts to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
The move is part of a shakeup that removed Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, from the council's principals committee.
When the president is fighting the Freedom Caucus, the Heritage Foundation, and the Club for Growth and threatening to fight their re-election he is making a BIG MISTAKE! Turning for help to moderate Republicans and...
This week, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Throughout this process, America has seen Judge Gorsuch’s incredible intellect, sterling character and devotion to the rule of...
“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people...
Local government matters, just like the title of the blog states.  The title has dual meaning, actually.  Events that take place within local government are 'matters' and those things are important, or they 'matter'. ...
Last week, Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), and I jointly reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to open up government data to improve services and support new...
I authored the following OpEd on CNN.com ahead of Monday’s vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
The intolerable left-liberal columnist Mike Royko once said, “It’s much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it’s easier to give someone a finger than a helping hand.”

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