Federal

Federal Archive

Barton Retirement Creates Opening In CD6

Veteran Texas Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis), a former Energy & Commerce Committee chairman, has apparently taken the advice he was reportedly receiving from many local Republican leaders and activists advising him not to seek re-election. Mr. Barton, recently coming...

Joe Barton (Finally) Calls It Quits

Disgraced US Rep. Joe Barton, finally succumbed to mounting pressure from conservatives, will not seek reelection in 2018. According to the news site Axios, Barton made his decision on Thursday. "I've always listened to people in Texas and worked for them in...

O’Hare to Barton: ‘Retire from Congress’

In a strongly worded statement posted to his Facebook page, Tarrant County's Republican Party chairman has called on US Rep. Joe Barton to retire by the end of the year. The statement comes after lurid revelations of Barton's sexual activities were revealed in the...

,

Texans Can Drain The Swamp

In Swamp Country, there is a fight between Obama appointee Leandra English and President Trump to lead the bureaucratic, inefficient, and unconstitutional Consumer Financial Protection Board.  (I've previously stated we should get rid of all unconstitutional federal...

US House Advances Tax Cuts

Texas’ delegation to the US House voted down party lines for the historic tax cut on Thursday. Authored by US Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) who chairs the Ways and Means Committee, the measure is designed to lower rates and simplify the federal tax code. On this...

The Open Seat Map

If the Democrats are to capture the House majority next year, they will have to score well in the burgeoning open seat category, but so far the map does not appear particularly favorable for them.  Though a strong showing in the 2017 odd-year elections, particularly...

Kevin Roberts Announced for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District

Since U.S. Congressman Ted Poe, who represents Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, the grassroots and party insiders have been buzzing with who will step up to try and fill his seat. And now that field is starting to take...

Stop the Obamacare Tax on Health Insurance

The president of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility recently sent an open letter to Texas' congressional delegation asking them to stop the health insurance tax from taking effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The text of the letter can be found below. Members of...

Lamar Smith’s Retirement

Veteran Texas US Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) rather surprisingly announced yesterday that he will not seek a 17th term in the House next year. Mr. Smith was first elected in 1986, and has averaged 81.5% of the vote during his 16 election campaigns. The lowest win...