Issues

  • Agriculture

    America depends on a thriving agricultural industry. Texas’ 11th congressional district is the home to thousands of families who make their living from the land. They raise cattle, goats and sheep; grow wheat, sorghum and cotton; and produce the milk...

  • Defense

    The first priority of the federal government is, and must remain, defending our nation. Period. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I know the dangers our people, our nation and ...

  • Energy and Environment

    Our nation is blessed with abundant energy resources. From traditional energy sources like oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear, to promising new sources like wind, solar, geothermal, and others, we must have a national energy strategy that is rooted ...

  • Family Values

    As a Christian, I believe that God knows us and fills us with life at the moment we are conceived. I am a strong supporter of the right to life and am committed to protecting the lives of all people, especially those unable to protect themselves. Acc...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Our nation is in a budgetary crisis. Last year, the federal government borrowed about 40 percent of all the money it spent. And today, our national debt stands at more than $18 trillion, with more than $8 trillion added in the past six years under th...

  • Immigration

    As a lifelong West Texan, I have seen the struggles our communities face with illegal immigration. Our immigration system is broken, and the status quo must not continue. A step-by-step approach to immigration reform should consist of three parts, st...

  • Second Amendment Rights

    Like most Texans, I enjoy hunting and shooting. As a gun owner, lifetime member of the NRA, and a congressman with an A NRA voting record, I am an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment. I am committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding ind...

  • Veterans

    I am proud to serve the veterans and their families of Texas’ 11th congressional district. These men and women answered their nation’s call and left their families and homes to protect our nation and keep us safe. Texas has a long and proud tradition...