Immigration is a privilege that should be reserved for those who come here legally and respect our processes and our laws. Illegal immigration makes a mockery of those who follow the law. Rampant, unchecked illegal immigration is an unstainable burden to American taxpayers who must fund all of the increased costs associated with a porous border: additional law enforcement, health care, and education, not to mention the heartbreak from families subjected to the influx of deadly fentanyl.
One of the consequences of the federal government refusing to secure the southern border is the poison of fentanyl infiltrating our state; last year, an average of five people per day died from fentanyl in Texas alone. That’s why I decided to do something. In the most recent legislative session, I authored HB 6, which creates a criminal offense of murder for anyone that supplies fentanyl resulting in someone’s death. Governor Abbott signed this bill into law on September 1, and we are already seeing the impact of this legislation. Recently, the Tarrant County DA indicted a man in a fentanyl overdose death – the first of its kind to occur since the new law went into effect. In Congress, I will keep fighting to track these people down and get them off the streets.
In Congress, I will combat the “defund the police” radicals intent on undermining public safety and placing our communities at risk. In the Texas House, I authored tough anti-crime laws to keep our streets safe and ensure justice for victims of crime. I authored Molly Jane’s Law, named after a young woman from this area who was brutally murdered by a sexual predator, to give police better tools to identify and capture sexual predators before they commit more heinous crimes. I also authored the bill to stop large cities from defunding their police departments and passed a law to combat human trafficking, including mandatory jail time for human and sex traffickers. To rein in rogue District Attorneys who refuse to enforce laws they disagree with, I helped pass legislation that provides for them to be removed from office.
Americans are overtaxed, and I will support any efforts to return more of their hard-earned money back to them – just as I have done in Austin. As State Representative, I helped pass a ban on a state income tax or wealth tax, and have fought to eliminate the Texas franchise tax. More recently, I worked to pass the largest property tax cut in Texas history.
I am proud to have voted to expand Second Amendment freedoms during my service as a State Representative. For example, I voted to make Constitutional Carry the law in Texas, ensuring that you have the right to ensure your personal safety without government interference. As a member of Congress, I will continue to fiercely protect your Second Amendment rights and freedoms. Here are some of my specific votes in support of your right to keep and bear arms:
I believe strongly that human life is worth protecting, and that has been my consistent record in the Texas House. The Texas Heartbeat bill, which I supported, stated that if a heartbeat was detected then an abortion could not occur. As a result of this bill, at least 35,000 lives have been protected. As State Representative, I voted to defund abortion providers and instead fund alternatives to abortion in order to support those mothers who choose life. In Congress I will continue to stand for the unborn.
The founders intended for Americans to be able to practice their faith and religion free from government interference. Religious liberty is a cornerstone of American life and must be protected. After some local governments closed down churches and houses of worship during COVID, I supported a new law which prevented this from ever again happening.
The so-called Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) movement seeks to inject a liberal political agenda – often targeting our energy industry – into decisions best left to the marketplace and investors. The Biden Administration’s efforts to force ESG upon America’s investment funds would threaten millions of energy jobs, including many here in Texas. In the Texas House, I have voted to oppose ESG policies and will do so in Congress.
"My record proves I will be a conservative fighter who will prioritize border security and the American taxpayer, and I am excited to announce I am all in to serve the people of Tarrant and Parker counties as their next Congressman."
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