Highway 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 the problem. That’s why I helped increase funding for Texas …

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Second Amendment Rights

The Second AmendmentĀ gives Americans and Texans a fundmental 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 will fight tirelessly to ensure that Second Amendment rights are always protected and was proud to help author legislation finally allowing law-abiding CHL holders to carry on …

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Jobs and the Economy

Uncertainty created by constantly-changing and overreaching government regulations hurts our small businesses and hinders our state’s economic growth. I have twice sponsored legislation to reduce the margins tax that penalizes businesses, and I will continue to work to decrease litigation and regulations so that businesses can grow and create more jobs.

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Border Security

The state of Texas must ensure that taxpayer dollars are NOT being handed out as welfare to individuals who have entered our state illegally. Subsidizing illegal immigrants wastes tax dollars that would otherwise be used to help support and educate Texas citizens. It also sends the wrong signal to law-abiding people who are waiting in line to immigrate to this …

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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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