“The staggering increase in illegals crossing our border that we know nothing about is a serious threat to our communities.”
Though vacancies like Ratcliffe’s would normally be filled in a special election, Ratcliffe’s vacancy occurs too close to the November election in order to conduct an election and runoff.
Securing four more years for President Trump will secure the safety and prosperity of this country for decades to come.
The vote came, unsurprisingly, on partisan lines, with 49 Republicans voting in favor of approving the nomination and 43 Democrats voting against.
Two candidates attempt to replace the most liberal Republican congressman in Texas.
Beto O’Rourke says churches and religious organizations that don’t support same-sex marriage should face government punishment, including the loss of tax-exempt nonprofit status.
“A statewide U.S. Senate race right now is simply not something that fits with the chapter in life that we’re in.”
Historic “Howdy, Modi!” event in Texas is the largest-ever address by a foreign leader in America.
“Being able to build such a substantial war chest this early shows that we will be able to bring the fight to Kay Granger in March.”
Republicans won CD-17, currently held by Rep. Bill Flores, by 15 points in 2018.
While it might sound good in Washington, impeachment proceedings might not be welcome at home for some congressmen.
“Chairman Nadler has said publicly he is ‘impeaching the president – right now,’ and has clearly initiated the impeachment process, in direct violation of the law.”
The former Colleyville City Councilman is set to challenge the 23-year incumbent from her right in the 2020 Republican Primary.
With the retirement of Congressman Mike Conaway, candidates continue to pour into the race for the open congressional seat.
“I hope we don’t do that. I think that would be a serious mistake.”
A group of Democratic legislators just concluded a press conference calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to accept and use more of the federal stimulus money. But the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility says this "California-based prescription" will make things worse by straddling the economy with bigger government. He called on the Legislature to make immediate cuts to property taxes the business tax as a way to effectively free the economy and help all Texans.
Ronald Reagan said a government office “is the closest thing to eternal life we will ever see in this world.” Which is why the rush to grab the federal government’s so-called stimulus money is worrisome. Texas House members last week to a tentative step in reaching for the tainted dough — and straddling taxpayers with big ongoing costs.
It was 217 years ago today that our nation’s Bill of Rights went into effect, having been ratified by three-fourths of the states. These first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, authored primarily by James Madison, were designed to accomplish two ends: firmly limiting the powers of the new federal government and clearly defining the rights of individuals.
Now that the dust from the election has settled, we can see more clearly the direction in which we should proceed;or can we?
So the nation’s governors are asking for a collective bail-out. Their profligate spending, patterned after the excess of Washington, has left states gasping for cash. Well, not every governor or every state. Texas’ Rick Perry and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford are saying thanks, but no thanks.
In a disturbing development, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a letter today to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson saying the state may need to borrow $7 billion from the federal government to pay its bills. This indicates just how vital it is for Texas lawmakers to keep a lid on spending.
Few things are more disgusting than having our principles sold-out by our political leaders. Make no mistake, the proposed federal “bail-out” of the credit market is a sell-out of our fundamental beliefs about freedom and the role of government. The action will burden us with debt and, worse, create horrific precedent for generations to come.
According to the Dallas Morning News, State Rep. Rick Noriega who is currently campaigning to take over John Cornyn’s senate seat believes that the Texas education system needs to be overhauled How does he want to achieve this overhaul? He wants to spend more of your tax dollars on the federal level.
That individuals find it all but impossible to find health insurance is a function of disfunctional public policy. Tax policy highly favors employer-provided health insurance, further removing individuals from seeing the real cost of the care they receive. It also ties people to their employer in ways that are economically unhealthy.
This week marked "cost of government day" — the date in which the average American has now paid the cost of taxes and regulations handed down from federal, state and local governments. The date, July 16, means Americans work more than half the year to pay for all the government we enjoy.