Issue Statements

  • Accountability & Transparency

    Taxpayers deserve transparency and accountability to see how their hard-earned dollars are being used. But too often, tax dollars are tainted with waste, fraud, and abuse perpetuated by backroom deals...
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  • Appropriations

    The most fundamental duty of Congress is efficiently appropriating federal funds to ensure maximum value out of every tax dollar. This is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Throughout my yea...
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  • Budget

    Throughout my tenure in the United States House of Representatives, I have continually advocated for a limited government, fiscally responsible policies, pro-growth solutions and common sense tax reli...
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  • Defense & Veterans

    The safety and security of our nation is one of my top priorities. After the events of September 11th and increasing terrorist activity worldwide, I believe that our Congress must continue to support ...
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  • Education & Special Education

    I believe that education is first, last and always about our children. Every child, regardless of family income, should have the right to a quality education. We need to increase the role of parents i...
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  • Energy

    Volatile energy prices over the past couple of years underscore the critical need for energy independence through a more affordable, reliable, and environmentally-friendly American energy supply.
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  • Environment/Conservation

    As a father of two sons, I understand the need to conserve our natural resources and the environment for the generations to come. I support conservation efforts such as recycling waste, reusing produc...
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  • Health Care & Disabilities

    Since my election to Congress in 1996, health care has been an issue of great importance to me. Americans have some of the greatest health care in the world, and one of my priorities is that all Amer...
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  • Immigration

    One of America's greatest strengths is that we are a nation of immigrants. The immigrants that built this country did so by working hard to contribute to the economy and becoming productive members of...
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  • Jobs

    As American families and small businesses continue to struggle in our current economy, I am committed to pro-growth solutions that will help get the American people back to work. The House Republican ...
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  • Second Amendment

    As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, I am a strong supporter of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Throughout his six terms in Congress, he has consistently voted again...
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  • Social Security

    One of my main focuses in Congress is protecting, preserving, and reforming Social Security. Social Security provides a critical foundation of income for retired and disabled workers, but it will soon...
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  • Tax Relief

    As a product of the private sector, and a past Chairman of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, I understand what it takes for businesses to be successful. Throughout my time in Congress, I ha...
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  • Telecommunications

    In the past decade, the telecommunications industry has undergone sweeping changes lead by technology change and industry convergence. These changes offer the promise of large consumer benefits as wel...
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  • Trade

    Trade is one of the cornerstones of America ’s relationship with other nations. Trade promotes economic freedoms, helps alleviate poverty, and builds more prosperous neighbors and better relatio...
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  • Transportation

    Efficient transportation infrastructure is critical to economic growth. That is why I have long been a leader on transportation issues in the Texas delegation, working with my colleagues to provide a...
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