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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 The amendment would have reinstated the 19th Century Holman Rule, which Democrats rescinded in 1983 when they held the majority.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...
Setting the Stage: TX Primary

Setting the Stage: TX Primary

We’re now inside two weeks before the first-in-the-nation regular midterm primary election, as the Texas early voting process is now well underway in preparation for the March 6th regular primary vote. A total of 76 candidates are running for major statewide office,...
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...
Van Taylor Announces Run for Congress

Van Taylor Announces Run for Congress

After hinting at a campaign for months, a leading conservative state legislator has officially announced that he intends to run for higher office. On Wednesday, State Sen. Van Taylor (R–Plano) announced his candidacy for United States Congress, declaring his resolve...
Jeff Leach Announces Run for Re-Election

Jeff Leach Announces Run for Re-Election

Putting speculation that he would pursue higher office to rest, State Rep. Jeff Leach (R–Plano) has announced that he will instead run for re-election to his current seat. In a statement posted to Facebook earlier today, Leach said that he “[looks] forward to running...
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...