Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later

    Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later

    On Monday at 5:30pm, the United States Senate will vote on the most sweeping immigration reform proposal it has considered in almost 3 decades – and it will do so having only seen the nearly 1200 pages of text for approximately 72 hours.  Americans – including myself, my fellow senators and our staffs – are still trying to figure out exactly what is in the new Schumer-Corker-Hoeven | Read More »

    Restore Growth First – Defund Obamacare

    For the last four years, our economy has grown at just 0.8% per year. As a result of this anemic growth, 23 million Americans are struggling to find work, and millions more are being denied a fair opportunity to achieve the American dream. Economic growth these past four years has been a small fraction of historic levels: since World War II, our economy has averaged | Read More »

    Debt Ceiling Debate a “Come and Take It” Moment

    The words “Come and Take It” have been a rallying cry of liberty in Texas since 1835. In the first battle of the Texas Revolution that eventually led to our independence, 140 brave Texians stood their ground against tyranny with these defiant four words and a cannon. Today, America is facing a similar moment in the debt ceiling debate. As Erick Erickson has articulated so | Read More »

    Challenging Times for Conservatives, Yet I’m Optimistic

    Folks, we’ve invited Ted to the RedState Gathering on August 1st and I hope you’ll come to Atlanta to meet him. He is the real deal and we’re glad to have him on our front page. — Erick These are challenging times for conservatives, and our fundamental liberties are being threatened from Washington like never before. Nevertheless, I’m very optimistic. Across Texas and nationally, there | Read More »