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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.
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and said Moscow would maintain hopes of improving relations while waiting for political infighting in...
Recently, U.S. officials stated that Russia deployed a fully operational cruise missile. This is a violation of the arms control treaty between the United States and Russia. 
The campaign promises of President Donald J. Trump to construct a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico – yes, a border wall – are now turning into actual requests for proposals by the federal...
Last week I joined President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) at a White House ceremony where the president signed the bipartisan Cruz-Nelson NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 into law.Video of the bill...
A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout...
I was disappointed the House did not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon. While I wasn’t happy with some aspects of this bill, I believed it was the best option we had for actually repealing Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – has been one failed promise after another. The fact is, this law has hurt far more Americans than it has helped.
On the third day of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing, I on the Senate Floor highlighted the support Judge Gorsuch has received from both sides of the aisle and the shifting reasons Democrats have offered to oppose...
As Americans across the country are finishing up filing their tax returns, I reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act (H.R. 1599). The two-page bill does just as it sounds – it would prohibit...
Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, I delivered an opening statement praising President Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy left by the...
Today, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and I, along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), introduced the PROTECT Our Children Act to reauthorize the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force...
Today I highlighted Senate Democrats who have indicated they will not go along with their leadership’s strategy to attempt the first successful partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in our nation’s history. Excerpts...
The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday voted in favor of seeking another referendum on independence, setting the stage for a clash between the British prime minister and the first minister of Scotland.
Monday on the Senate Floor, I urged his Democrat colleagues to ignore the pressure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and special-interest groups to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Texas is the proud home of more than 170,000 servicemembers and roughly 1.5 million veterans. Within our state’s borders lies Military City, USA – also known as San Antonio – and many military installations, large and small...
House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote.
I think I may have found a new favorite term of endearment for my very own congressman; 'porker of the month'. 
On March 20th, I introduced H.R. 1600 the Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017. This legislation would make the veterans tax credit permanent and make it easier for employers to take advantage of it.
Federal authorities arrested former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman on charges of using contributions intended for a non-profit in his political campaign. He is also accused of making false statements in an effort to cover...
Last week, the House passed two important bills to help veterans: the VA Accountability First Act and the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. 

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