Government

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.
Along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), I introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to allow Community Development Block Grants to be used to create partnerships with nonprofit...
One of the most high-profile Republicans in the United States, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, this week took issue with the GOP attorney general of his own state’s effort to end protections for certain young undocumented...
Along with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, I introduced the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders.
I’m pleased that the President has ended this dangerous agreement with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. The Iran Nuclear Deal does nothing to prevent the financing of their global terror network or their...
In our last article regarding the FBI, ‘FBI Culture — Weak by Comparison‘, we showed how the FBI is being corrupted and made irrelevant — which is the 35th goal of the 
San Antonio has the opportunity to take the bull by the horns. In a city driven by Liberals and Progressives from all directions and vacillating on socialism, it is essential that the Republican Bexar County Chair be...
133 troops have been killed in aviation mishaps in the past 5 years, including 16 pilots and crew killed in 6 separate aviation crashes during a three-week span last month. This next hearing will allow members to review the...
It is a distinct honor for me to talk about the great relationship we have with Serbia as co-chair of the Congressional Serbia Caucus. Serbia is a great friend of the United States. As a Texan, I have great admiration for...
In response to the news that North and South Korea intend to work toward a formal end to the Korean War and dismantle the North Korean nuclear program, I – the last Korean War veteran in Congress – released the following...
I released the following statement following the historic summit between North and South Korea.
Everyone knows the IRS needs to be reformed from top to bottom. From absurd wait times when calling the IRS, to property seizure abuse, this is an agency that desperately needs to be reined in and restructured to actually...
NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., to help develop traffic systems for its flying car project which it hopes to start testing in 2020.
The Iran Deal is a deeply flawed agreement. As I have previously said, this deal has an insufficient inspection regime, insufficiently addresses long range ICBM missile development, and is limited to 10 years, giving the...
Recently on the Senate floor, I responded to the attacks on the record and service of President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and urged my colleagues to confirm Gina Haspel. Excerpts...
One would expect President Obama's apologists to call the incredible acquisition of thousands of documents related to the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program no big deal, but it is a monumental deal.
Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) and I yesterday led a bipartisan group of seven senators in a letter to Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who have been imprisoned by the regime in Burma for documenting the ongoing...
In my previous article, ‘California — A Glimpse into America’s Future?‘, I discussed the lawless nature of that state and how it is becoming more dangerous every year.  It has only been days since that article and now an...
I introduced the Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species (SAVES) Act, which would remove regulatory burdens for ranchers and conservators engaged in captive breeding of exotic wildlife, while promoting animal...
Hello out there all of you beautiful people!  It's TPC back to write about a topic that I could 'write' about with my eyes shut!  Can you guess what it is? If you guessed local, unheard of elections, then you guessed...
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I introduced the Substance Abuse Prevent Act to fight drug addiction, including opioids. 

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