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  • Agriculture

    A Better Way for Agriculture The farming and ranching industry plays an important role in the 13th District producing close to $8.6 billion in agricultural products each year. Our area is number one in Texas for cattle, horses, hogs, wheat, and corn...

  • Cybersecurity

    A Better Way for Cybersecurity Cyber is deeply ingrained in virtually every facet of our lives. We are very dependent upon it, which means that we are very vulnerable to disruptions and attacks. Cyber threats pose a significant risk to our national s...

  • Economy

    A Better Way to Grow Our Economy One of the top concerns that comes up no matter where I go is all the red tape and regulations that are coming out of Washington. It seems that there is no aspect of our lives that the federal government is not tryin...

  • Energy

    A Better Way to Strengthen Our Energy Sector Energy is not only critical for U.S. national security, economic well-being, and stability, but also to the folks who live in our part of Texas where distances between communities are significant and our a...

  • Executive Overreach

    "Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” President Obama consistently shows utter disregard for the rule and enforcement of law. From Obamacare delays, a failure to enforce...

  • Federal Budget

    "In thinking about our financial problems, the crucial first step is to understand how we got in this position. If we are not clear on what caused the problem, we will have a hard time solving it." Federal Spending and the Debt If we are to pass alon...

  • Government Overreach

    A Better Way for Government President-elect Trump will have an opportunity to bring the nation together as we work to confront the enormous challenges that face us, but it must be done within the constitutional framework that the Founding Fathers cre...

  • Health Care Reform

    American Health Care Act On May 4, 2017, I voted in support of the "American Health Care Act," (AHCA), which repeals and replaces much of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” also known as Obamacare. I also voted for another bill, H.R. 2...

  • Immigration

    A Better Way on Immigration America is a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. It is clear that our immigration system is broken and that reform is vital to our country’s national security and economic future. But a rush to pass immigration refo...

  • Medicare

    "Today, one in seven Americans receive Medicare benefits. This number grows daily as does the gap in funding. We cannot wait any longer to put politics aside and have an honest, straight-forward conversation about how we can save Medicare." Common Q...

  • National Security

    A Better Way for National Security The Constitution states that our national defense is among the federal government’s top priorities. We cannot enjoy our many freedoms if our nation is not safe and secure. That means the federal government should fo...

  • Second Amendment

    “Our Founding Fathers considered this right important enough to make it a prominent part of our Constitution. I will continue to push for legislation that will protect the Second Amendment rights of all of our citizens and oppose any attempts to infr...

  • Taxes

    Tax Reform To create jobs, grow the economy, and improve everyone’s standard of living, we need to let hard working taxpayers keep more of the money they earn. We also need to simplify the tax code. House and Senate Republicans and the Administratio...

  • Small Business Regulation Request



  • Social Security

    “Medicare and Social Security are two of the most important federal programs. We must look for honest and direct ways to protect benefits for those currently receiving them, for baby boomers, and for future generations to come without bankrupting the...

  • Thoughts on Government

    People often ask about my views of government. It is a good time to share those views as we consider individual issues like federal spending, our national debt and deficit, and national security because it gives us a chance to sit back and look at t...

  • Trade

    The Facts about International Trade and Texas: More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the U.S. The state of Texas has been ranked the number one state for U.S. exports 13 years in a row, totaling $289 billion in 2014 alone. In ...