Issues

PRESERVING THE CONSTITUTION

For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, we must rekindle respect for the Constitution. As a constitutional conservative, I feel outraged at the President’s lawlessness. America is a nation of laws. It is the President’s duty to enforce all of our laws – not just the ones he happens to approve. The Constitution must be respected and upheld in its entirety. Texans want, need, and deserve a smaller, limited government that respects personal liberties and fundamental...

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RESTORING FISCAL DISCIPLINE

My record speaks for itself. As a fiscal conservative I have voted time after time to get Washington's fiscal house in order, most recently voting AGAINST the bloated Omnibus budget in December. Not only have I voted for balanced budgets and tough but necessary spending cuts, I've stood up against the Administration's wasteful spending agenda. I've also not been afraid to stand up against Republican leadership when it was the right thing to do. That's why I also made tough but necessary votes...

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FIGHTING TO PERMANENTLY REPEAL AND DEFUND OBAMACARE

Many have felt the negative impacts of this President’s bad health care law personally or know someone who has. President Obama has given his bureaucrat buddies – including his close friends at the IRS – power over your health care. Sadly, millions of Americans have lost their health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. As a result, countless Americans also must pay higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. On top of these terrible facts, employers have acknowledged...

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STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY

Today, Social Security pays out more in benefits than it collects in taxes. This is a bright red warning flag that we must take action NOW while there is still time. Members of the so-called Baby Boomer generation retire at a rate of 10,000 a day. Failure to bolster Social Security now will not only shortchange Americans who are currently receiving Social Security, but younger generations as well. We MUST AND WE WILL fairly and responsibly fix Social Security now. We must act not only for those...

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OPPOSING TAX INCREASES

If given the chance, Democrats in Washington want to raise your taxes. I will continue to fight to stop that. Americans are struggling under this President’s so-called “economic recovery,” and the last thing our nation can handle are additional tax hikes.

PROMOTING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

America is blessed with vast resources, it’s time we tap into America’s resources that will create American jobs and American energy. America must maintain an “all of the above” energy policy with the ultimate goal of energy independence. Our energy policy should support increased energy production right here at home, on U.S. soil, from a variety of sources without creating new barriers or increasing our reliance on foreign energy – often times from unreliable dictators who...

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SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS

As a 29-year Air Force veteran and a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam for nearly seven years, I know what it’s like to serve your country far away from home and feel like some of your fellow Americans don’t care about you. I will not let that happen again as new generations of men and women serve in harm’s way. Time and again, I have stood up for our brave and selfless men and women in uniform to ensure they have the support and resources they need - both while they actively serve and...

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THWARTING TERRORISM

Radical Islamists and home-grown terrorists aim to destroy the American way of life and core values we hold dear – like faith, family, and freedom. These terrorists feed on fear. We must not stand down and we cannot send mixed messages with our efforts. We must use every tool and weapon in our arsenal with the goal to win. We cannot live in fear in our own homes, schools, and churches. That is why I am committed to keeping this country safe and doing all we can to ensure America will...

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STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Having been to the border numerous times, I've seen firsthand how porous our southern borders are. Enough is enough! The border must be secured once and for all. Simply put, we need more boots on the ground to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. While we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. That means NO AMNESTY. It also means the President FINALLY must get tough about the enforcement of our immigration laws. That means NO government benefits for illegal immigrants....

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PROMOTING LEGAL IMMIGRATION

We must secure our border, enforce current immigration laws, and responsibly repatriate the recent influx of migrants. There is no chance that the House will pass the Senate “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill as is – not on my watch anyway. In addition, I highly recommend attending a Citizenship Ceremony, sometimes called a Naturalization Ceremony. (Contact the local USCIS office to learn more.) You will feel immense pride in the glorious melting pot that is America and utmost respect for...

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PROTECTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT

With an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, I am a firm believer in our Right to Bear Arms. I also strongly believe it is our responsibility to guard this personal freedom.

PROTECTING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.

DEFENDING THE CULTURE OF LIFE

With a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee, I stand firm in the fundamental belief that life begins at conception.