Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement after a roundtable discussion with law enforcement in Austin hosted by the House GOP American Security Task Force:The radical leftist effort to defund and degrade the heroic men and women of law enforcement has made Austin, Texas a more dangerous place to live, just as it has … Continue reading Texas Rep slams Austin officials for Defund The Police murder spree
Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to abortion activists’ attempt to block the Texas Heartbeat Bill: Abortion extremists are once again on parade to the courthouse in their latest attempt to block a democratically passed law because it dares to protect innocent, unborn children from the lies of the abortion industry. … Continue reading Chip Roy rips abortion radicals over lawsuit targeting Texas Heartbeat Bill
Following the Biden administration’s announcement of new gun control measures, a direct affront on our second amendment rights, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) and his colleagues from the Texas congressional delegation sent a letter to Governor Abbott in support of the Governor’s efforts to resist these unconstitutional infringements and urging him to continue to fight against … Continue reading Chip Roy and Texas colleagues urge Abbott to fight radical Biden gun control schemes
Texas becomes the twenty-first state to remove the requirement for law-abiding citizens to obtain a government permission slip to carry a firearm.
Gun owners in the Lone Star State, as well as around the country, are celebrating as a 150-year-old gun control law has been repealed
Chuck DeVore moved his family from California to Texas a decade ago. The move was prompted by several factors, he says, including “seeing [California] drifting further and further to the left.” Today, many people are making the same decision that DeVore, vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, made: They are leaving California for the Lone … Continue reading Will California Expats Turn Texas Blue? Here’s the Surprising Polling Data
One dysfunctional federal welfare program is contributing to a national labor shortage. Now, we can add Texas to the increasingly long list of states opting out. The program in question is the federal government’s pandemic expansion of unemployment benefits. At the start of the crisis, Congress expanded benefits to new categories of workers and added … Continue reading Texas Just Became the Latest State to Opt Out of a Broken Federal Welfare Scheme
On March 2, former US Senator Al Franken mocked Texas for lifting all its remaining COVID-19 restrictions. “Gee, we here in Texas haven’t screwed up royally in a whole two weeks!” Franken tweeted. “I know! Let’s lift the mask mandate!” https://twitter.com/alfranken/status/1366914021203574785?s=20 Despite what Franken and many other critics predicted, Texas didn’t see an explosion in … Continue reading Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite Nearly 20M More People and No Restrictions
As millions of Texans suffer from a lack of electric power, heat, and water, the “never let a crisis go to waste” crowd is in full swing on both sides of the political aisle. Half-truths and misinformation have flooded social media outlets and policy discussions, blaming specific fuel sources, the deregulated structure of Texas’ electricity grid, … Continue reading Reasons for Texas Blackouts and How Best to Avoid Them Going Forward
Anyone who advocates for “Market Urbanism”—aka free-market city policy—must grapple with a common response: “but then we’ll get a bunch of Houstons.” The implication is that Houston is a sprawling mess of traffic, pollution, and bad architecture, and has become this way due to no regulation. The city doesn’t have zoning, after all, and skeptics … Continue reading What’s the Cause of Houston’s Growth?