Imagine what the government can do with technology. Government can track your speed, and now it can give you this warning, if you are speeding!
The LRAD systems weigh from 15 to 320 pounds (6.8 to 145.1 kg) and can emit sound in a 30° beam at 2.5 kHz. Read more »
Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national political aspirations, in a less-than-civil exhibition match of polarized views. Sen. Patrick typically presents Read more »
Now that spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner, many families are planning vacations to Washington, D.C. From April’s Cherry Blossom festival through the 4th of July celebrations, spring and summer are great times to visit our nation’s capital.
If you are planning a trip to the Washington, DC area, I can help facilitate tours of many Washington landmarks such as the recently reopened White House, United States Capitol, Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. My staff is happy to answer any questions that you may have as you plan a memorable trip for your family, church, or school group. My website has additional information Read more »
I recently posted about what I think is a practical and necessary prescription for campaigning, pursuing, and unifying all Republicans. It is hardly a novel ambition, but has become ever more so in the popular culture, only nominal in the Democrat party, and unfortunately quite endangered in the Republican Party. I modified those comments and asked for another posting days later. I hoped to generate more comments Read more »
Last week, Brandeis University reversed its decision to award Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her women’s rights work, and withdrew her commencement speaking invitation.
Reason given: some of her past statements are “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” True reason: an online petition signed by 6,000 that declared that Hirsi Ali had engaged in “hate speech” because she denies that Islam is a religion of peace. Read more »
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Michael Williams notified Beaumont ISD's school board president and superintendent Monday that a conservator will be appointed immediately to take over the school district.
"This is a critical time for the district and its students, as well as for the community as a whole," Commissioner Williams Read more »
When leaders in your Federal Government:
1) consistently violate the law
2) show a complete disregard for the Constitution and Bill of Rights
3) Refuse to answer We the People who question their actions in Congressional hearings Read more »
Every week, I hear from farmers, ranchers, and small business owners who are hoping for a simpler, fairer tax code that will help them grow their businesses. Tax reform can help us strengthen the economy and create jobs. How? Well, for one thing, small businesses waste about 1.7 billion hours each year on tax compliance. And small businesses spend more than $18 billion each year on tax compliance costs Read more »
Despite promises to the contrary, it appears that State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) voted on bills that affect her clients and favorably impact the bottom line of her law firm.
“I have never done anything in a way that represents a conflict in my voting and something that would benefit me personally,” she said in an interview, but state records seem to tell a different story. Read more »
Yuri Maltsev, an adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev’s government, tells the story of his defection to the U.S., and relates stories from his life in the Soviet Union.
While at Moscow State University, he received special permission to read forbidden, anti-communist books. He was told to take his permission letter, get in the elevator, and press the button that had no number on it. Read more »
Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.
In other words, immigration reform and border security are mutually dependent – not mutually exclusive. To have one, we must have the other. The condition is an “and” – not an “either/or” – situation. We must have both, and we must have both now. Read more »
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-RX), Rep. Roger Williams (R-RX) Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Sen. John Cornyn pay respects to the three soldiers killed at Ft. Hood. Read more »
Tommy Lynn Sells was executed on Thursday, April 3 and Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas was executed on Wednesday, April 9 in Huntsville, Texas. The fact that these two executions made national headlines caught my attention. Judge Vanessa Diane Gilmore, a US District Judge Read more »
Congressman Jim Costa and I joined members of the bipartisan Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus to honor this year’s outstanding individuals that have gone above and beyond to helping victims of crime. Costa and I cofounded the bipartisan Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus in 2005. This year, I awarded Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia with the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Award for Public Awareness for his service to Harris County, specifically on the issue of combatting Human Trafficking
Houstonians are lucky to have the finest Sheriff in the nation protecting us. Sheriff Garcia is a lawman who has dedicated his life to making Houston safer, keeping criminals off the Read more »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill originally pushed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that will prohibit any country from appointing a known terrorist to be an ambassador from that country to the United Nations. Sen. Cruz and House sponsor Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) called on President Obama to sign the bill into law.
In a rare showing of bi-partisan support, the bill received unanimous support in both the House and the Senate. Read more »
Over the past several months, the House of Representatives has investigated the IRS’s intentional targeting of conservative groups and political opponents of the president. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, has worked diligently to pursue the truth and found that former IRS Exempt Organizations division Director Lois Lerner played a central role in the scandal. Read more »
The chatter around the Capitol so far about the race for the Texas Senate seat formerly held by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, has primarily focused on the two House members in the contest: Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands and Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe. But, a lesser-known candidate by the name of Gordy Bunch, a successful businessman and a member of the equivalent of the city council in The Woodlands, says he’s working hard to get his supporters out and “get ‘er done” in the May 10 special election.
Bunch, who was first elected to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors two years ago, says he’s been able to use his business experience to help create one of the best-running governments in the state. Indeed, The Woodlands has seen taxes decrease and debt has been paid down while services have been expanded. Read more »
Remember Lois Lerner? Yeah, the lady who was at the head of the IRS and the one who allegedly started targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups from having tax-exempt status in hopes to halt their progress in raising up conservative candidates and taking issues to the streets. Read more »
I released the following statement after the House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal, the Path to Prosperity. The budget cuts spending by $5.1 trillion over time, and balances in ten years.
Our country can’t go on spending more than we take in. That’s not fair to American families who work hard to balance their own budgets and pay their taxes. We owe it to them to make responsible decisions. Read more »
I issued the following statement honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which is being celebrated at this week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas:
With the signing of the Civil Rights Act nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson brought together Americans of all walks of life to make a solemn, public vow to at long last uphold the work of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Hector P. Garcia, Barbara Jordan and the many civil rights leaders who Read more »