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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.
North Korea has released an American college student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, U.S. and North Korean officials said Tuesday. Otto Warmbier’s parents said he was in a...
The presentation highlighted significant steps that in-house counsel need to take in anticipation of large scale litigation involving lead contamination of drinking water, as well as other, related environmental issues...
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and I today introduced the Abolish Human Trafficking Act which strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human...
The following is a live briefing of Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
​Gov. Greg Abbott blames infighting between the House and Senate as the reason he is forced to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in July to consider a laundry list of items, from the so-called bathroom...
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells...
I was at the White House yesterday for President Trump’s announcement to reform the U.S. Air Traffic Control System.The plan will transfer air traffic control from the FAA to a non-profit public-private corporation, leading...
Thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, statewide officials and members of our Republican Congressional delegation and our Texas Legislature who have contacted me, not only with their congratulations, but, more importantly their...
New Republican Party of Texas chairman James Dickey's campaign success was predicated upon the assembly of a number of coalitions who used to be at odds on singular issues but came together for the greater good of Texas and...
Early voting is underway in San Antonio and will end on Tuesday June 6.  The Run-Off Election will be on June 10, 2010.  It’s been a long time since San Antonio conservatives have had an opportunity to win, allowing for a...
This week, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which is part of the third “bucket” of Obamacare repeal and replacement. This bill, modeled on successful California litigation reforms, would...
Alright, folks.  I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out.  Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain...
San Antonio entered the battle on June 1 when Mayor Ivy Taylor was out voted on her protest of suing over the Sanctuary City SB4. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, filed a lawsuit in federal court...
Today I questioned former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be downloaded ...
When President Obama signed the 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act into law, it created a system that added more than 400 burdensome financial regulations, allowed banks to become “too big to fail" and hurt small businesses and...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Obamacare’s harmful impact as carriers in the state of Texas are pulling out of the exchanges, leaving some areas with only a few options from which to choose.
Yesterday I attended the White House announcement of the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) system reform and modernization initiative.
The Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin was the setting for the election of the Texas Republican Party Chairman on Saturday, June 3rd.  The standing room only crowd filled with State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) members...
On Thursday, I joined local Texas radio hosts to discuss tax reform, and my efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and lower health care premiums. I also praised the reports that President Trump was expected to withdraw the...
I co-sponsored the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act, introduced by Congressmen Brian Mast (FL-18), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39) and Foreign Affairs...

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