|Standing Against the Green New Deal|
|The Green New Deal continues to be a topic of concern, and I spoke on the House Floor about the devastating effects the proposal would have on our economy, our allies, and even environmental protection.
Take a look at the video for highlights from my speech:
|Tell Me What You Think About Voter ID|
|States like Texas require voters to present identification to help ensure the integrity of our elections process.
But recently the House majority passed H.R. 1, a bill (which I opposed) that would cripple voter ID laws by allowing anyone without an ID to simply sign a statement saying they are who they say they are.
Do you support requiring identification to vote in elections? Take this one-question survey and let me know.
|A Threat to Election Integrity & Our Constitutional Rights|
|H.R. 1 – if it became law – would not only obstruct voter ID laws (see survey above) but would also set us up for potentially large-scale voter fraud, expand censorship of political speech and violate our First Amendment rights.
H.R. 1 expands government censorship of political speech through numerous burdens imposed on citizens, civic organizations, and other groups involved in the political process. Even the typically liberal ACLU opposed the bill over its violation of free speech rights.
This bill is not "for the people" - it's for the politicians. H.R. 1 would require federal matching funds at a 6:1 ratio for campaign donations up to $200, meaning that for every $200 donation a politician receives, the federal government would donate $1200 of taxpayer money to that campaign as well. Tax dollars of residents in our part of Texas should not be forced to finance campaigns of politicians in New York City.
I offered an amendment which would have guarded against non-citizens registering to vote, but unfortunately the majority rejected the amendment.
So I opposed this unconstitutional, one-size-fits-all Washington mandate that would dictate to states how they should carry out elections, and I am committed to protecting my fellow Texans' constitutional rights and our election integrity.
|Find Out About Applying to U.S. Service Academies|
|One of my privileges as our district’s representative is to nominate local students for admission to our U.S. Service Academies.
My office will be holding info sessions on March 23 for 8th-12th grade students interested in learning about the military academies and the nomination process. Students, parents, teachers, and counselors are encouraged to attend.
|Defending Our Values, Serving My Fellow Texans|
|Recently I stood up for the right to life of children who are born alive after botched abortion attempts, as Congress again rejected legislation that would keep these children safe. The humanitarian crisis on our border continues to grow. And my office is working hard to assist veterans and all of our district residents in navigating issues with federal agencies.
I stopped by the 1440 KEYS studio to talk with Bob Jones about all this and more. Give it a listen!
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