Despite concerns that gambling in Texas would boost crime in the state, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's opposition to allowing gambling to gain a foothold in the Lone Star State, the House State Affairs Committee and its Chairman, State Rep. Chris Paddie, plan to hold a hearing on the controversial issue Wednesday morning in Austin.
"This is a massive Social Welfare Spending Program, combined with a massive tax increase on Small Business job creators. I can't think of a worse thing to do than that," said Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, noting that his fellow Republicans in Congress are concerned about the administration's massive scale of unrelated spending – with more still to come.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of 2 election security bills, Senate Bill 1234, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and Senate Bill 598, by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham
Am I the only one who finds it head-scratching that President Joe Biden – who wants to spend $2 trillion of taxpayer money on "infrastructure" – is the same president whose first act in the White House was to kill a multibillion-dollar oil & gas pipeline that would create some 15,000 jobs?
The deep personal toll of the crisis on our Southern Border's been on full display for weeks, but was best encapsulated in the tragic video of a 10-year old boy abandoned by the group he was traveling with desperately asking for help. The heartbreaking reality is the toll this crisis has taken on the children being trafficked into the U.S.
"As a father to six, seeing unaccompanied children (in conditions like this) is heartbreaking. Freeman Coliseum will be at capacity this weekend, and I have three other facilities like this in my district," said Cong. Tony Gonzales Friday after visiting the Unaccompanied Minors Temporary Housing Facility.
Texans want secure elections, strong and reliable rural broadband, a resilient electric grid, and good pro-life policies. I'm glad to report that the Texas Senate has passed Comprehensive Legislation on each of those topics.
The Democrats’ manner of debate these days can be boiled down to one thing: Label everything conservatives do as "racist." It’s a clever tactic because it avoids discussing the actual merits of an issue (they always lose on the merits,) and puts conservatives on the defensive.
When critics of the filibuster argue that the Senate is “undemocratic” because of it, what they really mean is our Nation's Federal System requiring buy-in by various levels of government should be weakened. Back in 2017 – when Republican Donald Trump was president – 31 of 48 Democrat Senators signed a bipartisan letter unashamedly arguing for it.
Awareness months are helpful because they bring public attention to issues facing many of our friends & families. Autism is no different, and April is National Autism Awareness Month. Here's some helpful things you need to know.
"Texans are not overcome when faced with adversity; Together, we can protect the vulnerable, help victims find healing, and bring offenders to justice," reads the Governor's proclamation asking Texans to come together to build awareness around the issue of sexual assault and to recognize the courage of survivors.
"The least we can do for our brave men & women who have died fighting for our great country, and for those who are actively defending our freedom, is to have our national anthem played before sporting events, which would not be possible without them," said Senator Dawn Buckingham of her bill passed by the Senate on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken in response to President Biden’s plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from USAID and the U.S. State Department into territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.
ttorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas decrying its refusal to take custody of criminal illegal aliens, including dangerous felons and drug manufacturers, as required by federal law.
When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game National Anthem, fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or even watching games. So why is Major League Baseball also allowing itself to be used by taking a knee on the All-Star Game?
Texas is coming back stronger than ever because our fiscal foundation is strong and our conservative budgeting principles are sound.
Recent polling indicates that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of our border security and immigration system.