Simplifying & Reducing Your Taxes
Our tax code is so complex that the former IRS Commissioner has to hire an accountant to prepare his tax returns. Individuals and businesses spend about 6.1 billion hours each year complying with tax-filing requirements. Whatever your situation, I think most of us can agree that taxes are too high and our tax code is too long and too confusing. I have long supported an approach to tax reform that not only makes the tax code and the tax filing process simpler, but also keeps more money where it belongs: in your pocket.
I was recently awarded the National Federation of Independent Business's "Guardian of Small Business" award for my support of small businesses. I'm proud of my conservative record fighting for Houstonians in Congress. Click "more" to learn about other awards I've received and my voting history.
House Budget Cuts $5.5 Trillion
I supported the House budget because it is designed to cut $5.5 trillion in spending and balance the federal budget in less than 10 years, while giving Congress the tools we need to totally repeal Obamacare and prevent the looming bankruptcy of Medicare and Social Security. It stops the trend of out of control federal spending and deficits while funding important priorities like national security and law enforcement.
ATF Reverses Course on Proposed Ammo Ban
The ATF made the right call by reversing course on a misguided plan that would have trampled on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. In the meeting I had with ATF officials last Thursday, I brought up the serious concerns I had with the proposed framework – all things I had heard from my constituents. By the end of our discussion, we had come to a consensus on how to best move forward. All of us in Texas love law enforcement and want to help ATF officers stop gun smugglers, drug smugglers and other criminals – not law-abiding American sportsman who use this ammo every day for target practice, shooting competitions and hunting.
Restoring the 10th Amendment
Restoring the 10th Amendment will do more to restore our individual liberty and limit the size, power, and cost of the federal government than anything else Congress could do. Restoring the 10th Amendment will restore the American Republic that President Washington and the Founders created. On the first day of the 114th Congress, I authored and introduced legislation that would restore our Constitutional republic. Click "more" to read about my legislation.