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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.
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...
Today, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I, Co-Chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, introduced the BE HEARD Act, new legislation that continues the lawmakers’ bipartisan effort to combat sexual...
New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
The bill overrides local ordinances like Austin's that regulate ride-hailing services and only needs Governor Greg Abbott's signature to become law.
Tuesday I chaired the second of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. Tuesday's hearing titled ‘Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will...
I just got done watching a video put together by an Internet personality known as Sargon of Akkad. It goes into the background of the major people behind the violent left-wing organization By Any Means Necessary.I think you...
I released the following statement after the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, passed the Senate today.  The...
Yesterday I joined Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) in introducing legislation to improve veterans' access to timely health care.
Overall, 39 percent of Texans said it’s important for the Legislature to pass a bathroom law,while 51 percent said it’s not important. While 24 percent rated passing a law “very important,” 38 percent said it is “not at all...
I have always considered public service to be a great privilege. How I can best serve my fellow Texans and my country has, and will continue to be, my guiding principle.
Monday, May 29, marked the 2- year anniversary of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, called the JVTA. Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate worked together in a bipartisan manner...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been allowed for too long to get away with lawless behavior without serious pushback from the U.S. and its allies. He has spent well over a decade doing everything in his power to...
I have authored language in a bipartisan bill, passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, that would provide the Coast Guard authority to reimburse the Port of Corpus Christi for the...
Insurance and other companies are clients where customers are king. Government is our master since it has long broken free of the constraints of constitutionally enumerated powers and actually abandoned its duty to protect...
I'm happy to announce that soon I'll be introducing legislation that reauthorizes several critical provisions to help fight human trafficking and bring us one step closer to ridding our country of this heinous crime.
Opponents of the ban on straight-ticket voting said they’re worried Ron Simmon’s bill will lead to lower voter turnout.
Steel and iron producers in Texas are hoping that before the legislative session ends this month, lawmakers will approve a bill prohibiting the use of cheaper foreign steel in taxpayer-funded construction unless a certain...
That way those who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to keep the peace and promote American interests abroad and defend our homeland can continue the record of public service at home.
Lawmakers in the House have one week to tentatively pass Senate Bills out of the lower chamber. Time is running out for the 85th Texas legislative session. There are a few key issues we're watching today — here's what to...
President Donald J. Trump and other officials across the nation paused to honor fallen law enforcement officers on the 65th observance of the Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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