Transportation Funding

TxDOT has been underfunded over the past two decades and as a result, our roads are overcrowded while the state has placed too much emphasis on toll roads. Tolling our highways one lane at a time is not a viable, long-term solution to improve congestion. It is merely coping with an ongoing problem. As more and more people move to …

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Second Amendment

The Constitution gives Texans the fundamental right to own and carry firearms and to use them in defense of our lives and property. These rights should never be taken away. I have fought tirelessly to ensure that our Second Amendment rights are always protected. I helped author legislation to lower license-to-carry fees and reduce the classroom hours required to attain …

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Border Security

As the Chair of Veteran Affairs and Border Security in the Texas Senate, I have helped oversee nearly one billion dollars of new funding to improve border security and stop the flow of immigrants entering the country illegally. I also helped author legislation to stop so-called sanctuary cities so that criminals who are here illegally are handed over to federal …

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Education

Every child hasĀ a unique set of talents and skills, but they cannot develop these without the support of good teachers, rigorous schools, innovation in the classroom, and involved parents and community mentors. Education is the great equalizer. We must hold our schools accountable for the success of our students and that includes measuring their success from one year to the …

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Fiscal Responsibility

Limiting the size and scope of government is the best way to ensure freedom and prosperity for all. It is imperative that we say NO to the liberal tax-and-spend mentality that has gotten so many state economies in trouble. I support marketplace solutions, not government mandates, and I will balance the budget with spending cuts, NOT accounting gimmicks or tax …

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