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  • Border Security

    Border Security America’s borders are broken. There is no more simple way to say it. Texas pays the price every day with gang violence, human trafficking and drug trafficking. We must shut the back door of illegal immigration, so the front door of le...

  • COVID-19

    Important Updates on the Coronavirus As your Member of Congress, your safety is my top priority, and I want to make sure you are updated and informed on the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news. Please be assured Congress and the Administration—includ...

  • High Speed Rail

    I strongly oppose TCR’s efforts to develop a high-speed rail in Texas. The proposed Dallas to Houston route would threaten the property rights of Texas landowners whose farms, ranches, and homesteads sit along the route – land that has at times been...

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  • Economic Recovery

    Economic Recovery During the Obama administration, hardworking Americans endured the slowest economic recovery in modern times when it comes to economic growth and income growth. But because of historic tax reform and Republican efforts to decrease u...

  • Energy & Environment

    Energy & Environment Energy Texas families, small businesses, airlines, schools, and law enforcement officials are being hammered by volatile fuel prices. Yet, the solution to our energy problems is straightforward – America needs to find more source...

  • Retirement Security

    Retirement Security Social Security As the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am in a good position to address the shortcomings in the current Social Security system and ensure this program is solvent today and in the years to come. P...

  • Spending Reform

    Spending Reform "The nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on the earth is a government program." -- President Ronald Reagan For more than six years, our economy has endured the worst economic recovery in modern times. Our federal government h...

  • Trade

    Trade As the former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, I understand how trade is critical to the prosperity of our nation, and to Texas. Our state is the number one exporting state in the nation, and one of the fastest growin...

  • Your Taxes

    Your Taxes Since day one, one of my top priorities in Congress has been tax reform and to lower the tax burden on American families and ensure small businesses have the capital they need to be successful and create jobs. While Chairman of the House W...