• CR and Obamacare

    While I am relieved the Senate proposal to end the government shutdown allowed the country to pay its bills, kept agreed upon spending levels and required people to verify their income when seeking subsidies under Obamacare, it did not go far enough ...

  • Obamacare Alternatives

    Here's a quick glance at a few alternatives to Obamacare. Republican Study Committee Obamacare Alternative H.R. 3121, The American Health Care Reform Act Fully Repeals The President’s Health Care Law End billions in taxes, eliminates thousands of pag...

  • Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    One way to make the government more efficient and effective is to crackdown on waste, fraud, and the abuse of federal dollars. As a subcommittee Chairman on the House Oversight Committee, one of my chief responsibilities is serving as a government “w...

  • Energy Independence

    Rising energy costs hurt families. The cost of fuel not only effects the price you pay it the pump, it effects the cost of everything you buy. It’s time for an energy solution that will stabilize energy prices and lead us to domestic energy independ...

  • Healthcare

    As parts of Obamacare begin to show up in people’s everyday lives, the public is seeing just how terrible the law actually is. People who initially supported it are changing their minds as they see higher costs and lower quality of care. I have voted...

  • Homeland Security

    The future of our nation depends on a strong national defense, and strengthening our homeland security against threats both foreign and domestic is always a priority. Recent events like the Boston Bombings and attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya th...

  • Immigration Reform

    Our current immigration system is broken. We wouldn’t have 11 million undocumented people in this country if it wasn’t. We need long-term solutions that will benefit our nation and secure our future. I sit on the House Judiciary Committee which is wo...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    One of my top priorities in Congress is to restore the American dream so everyone can live a life they love with a good job and financial security. To do this, we must help grow our economy, and create jobs. In Texas, we’ve seen that lower taxes and ...

  • Regulatory Reform

    There is the lack of common-sense used in developing new government regulations. Too often, red tape prevents people from starting a business, buying a home, or investing in innovation. These are the values that created our nation’s economy, and we s...

  • Second Amendment

    Growing up in a farming and ranching family, guns have been part of my life since I was a child. My grandfather taught me the importance of gun safety, marksmanship, and our right under the constitution to own and use guns. I take my oath of upholdin...

  • Seniors and Veterans

    The most important thing seniors and those close to retirement age should know is that any reforms to Medicare and Social Security that I have supported would not have affected their current benefits. We must never rip the rug from under our seniors ...

  • South Texas Military Facilities

    The 27th district is home to the shining star of the depot system, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), as well as Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC). CCAD saves taxpayers millions every year by repairing and upgrading our helicopters for much les...

  • Syria

    I share your concerns regarding a U.S. military strike against Syrian forces. Fortunately, it now appears that, with Russia’s help, we may be able to rid Syria of chemical weapons without military action. Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is und...

  • Technology and Entertainment

    As a former broadcaster (who still appears on the radio regularly) and founder of an internet start-up company, I realize the importance of technology and innovation. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Propert...

  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    Having quality transportation infrastructure by land, air, and sea is imperative to America's continued economic success. Whether it’s expanding air service to local airports, ensuring that our waterways, like the Gulf Intracoastal and our ports are ...