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Commentary: Wendy Davis to Challenge Rep. Roy

Commentary: Wendy Davis to Challenge Rep. Roy

Late last week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brain trust, members of the House Majority leadership including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and most of the Texas Democratic delegation announced they are supporting an event to encourage former Lone...
Chip Roy Wins US House Bid

Chip Roy Wins US House Bid

Conservatives fighting the swamp in Washington are getting reinforcements from southwest Austin. Chip Roy, former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, won his election Tuesday night for the U.S. House. Roy beat Democrat Joseph Kopser for the 21st Congressional...
Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) sponsored an amendment to reduce the salary of an out of control bureaucrat to $1. The amendment would have reinstated the 19th Century Holman Rule, which Democrats rescinded in 1983 when they held the majority. The...
Swamp Spending

Swamp Spending

Congressional Republicans and Democrats actively colluded last week to spend even more of your money in Washington, D.C. in the omnibus funding bill. The swamp has declared war on taxpayers. It is sickening to think that the Democrats got more spending out of a...
US House Advances Tax Cuts

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...
Lamar Smith’s Retirement

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...
the Texas Re-Draw

the Texas Re-Draw

The special three-judge panel considering Texas redistricting, which long ago declared the state’s 35th Congressional District as a racial gerrymander, issued a ruling earlier this week that contains re-drawing deadlines. Early in the decade the panel declared...
GOP’s New Entitlement For Illegal Aliens

GOP’s New Entitlement For Illegal Aliens

Illegal aliens might be the biggest beneficiaries of the GOP “replacement” to ObamaCare proposed by the Republican leadership in the U.S. House. Is your Republican congressman going to let that happen on Thursday? Very possibly. Members of Congress are poised to vote...