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Husband, father, cancer survivor, Congressman from the Great State of Texas. Freedom works.
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Sep 27 13 tweets 8 min read
To “Make the Economy Strong,” we must COMMIT to 1) balance the budget in 10 yrs & appropriate to it (stop spending $ we don’t have); 2) unapologetically expand reliable nuclear & gas energy by opening federal lands & permitting… (1/13) #StandUpForAmerica #CommitmentToAmerica To “Make the Economy Strong,” we must COMMIT to… 3) end subsidies distorting toward unreliable energy; 4) use federal investment power & SEC regulatory power to end the anti-free enterprise woke “ESG” constraint on capital. (2/13) #StandUpForAmerica #CommitmentToAmerica
Sep 26 6 tweets 5 min read
This is right by @mirandadevine, as we have said for 2+ months (incl. @StephenM). @GOPLeader is correct, but ALL @HouseGOP must be pressed & @SteveScalise must whip it. @LeaderMcConnell must demand it of @SenateGOP. THREAD: (1/6) nypost.com/2022/09/25/rep… The following 42 House members & 14 senate members have pledged to AT LEAST oppose any “omnibus” spending bill OR “CR” into a lame duck… hardly a big lift, when we SHOULD be holding up funding to force border security... (2/6) #StandUpForAmerica #NotOneMorePenny
Jun 15 5 tweets 2 min read
At 930AM, the @SenateGOP on the Armed Services Committee began debate (in private) on the #NDAA. There will likely be an amendment, again, to draft our daughters. Last year, several GOP Senators voted yes. That was asinine. They should not do it again… (1/5) Those voting no last year:
James Inhofe
Wicker, Roger
Cotton, Tom
Hawley, Josh
Rounds, Mike

Voted YES (or Not Present) last year:
Fischer, Deb
Ernst, Joni
Tillis, Thom
Sullivan, Dan
Cramer, Kevin
Scott, Rick
Blackburn, Marsha
Tuberville, Tommy

(2/5)
Apr 22 8 tweets 4 min read
Thread on corporate America. Too may conservatives are caught up in a 1990’s business school view of laissez-fair economics assuming those corporations are acting to maximize shareholder value as opposed to advancing an agenda & are acting removed from corporate cronyism… (1/8) …Instead, corporate America is - across multiple industries - using massive market power combined with government-corporate cronyism to impact negatively - in real time - the lives, liberty, & ability to pursue happiness of the American people… (2/8)
Mar 10 6 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: @PressSec - having refused to apologize for accusing @CBP agents of whipping Haitians… extends lies to oil: “What additional permits do they need? …The leases are there, the permits are there. I don’t think they need an embroidered invitation..” (1/x) #EnergyFreedom This is stupid, a lie, or both: Oil is around $120 a barrel; do you really think companies don’t want to drill right now? They can’t because of the administration’s assault on reliable American oil & gas. #EnergyFreedom (2/x)
Mar 9 6 tweets 3 min read
#SWAMPSPENDING THREAD: 1) We were sent vote times & “Omnibus” spending bill at 230AM. 2) It is 2700 pages & we vote at 1000AM. 4) Top-line spending appears to be $1.512 Trillion. 3) We are told it is a 6% increase year-over-year, NOT counting Ukraine or COVID Supp… (1/6) … 4) We can’t identify their “baseline” for saying 6% increase, it appears higher, but we cannot tell. 5) We are aware of zero actual changes to USA Oil & Gas restrictions. 6) We are aware of zero changes to COVID vax mandates… (2/6) #DefundTyranny #DefundVaxMandates
Feb 23 6 tweets 8 min read
Thread: Visited @BPUnion @CBP, @TxDPS, & ranchers in Del Rio, Tx w/ 4 @freedomcaucus colleagues, 5 #TxLege Freedom Caucus & @russvought, coordinating to protect Tx from cartels, crime, fentanyl, & devastation of open borders. We will not wait 3 years. #SecureOurBorderNow (1/6) ImageImage Great Americans: @RepMattSchaefer @MattShaheen @BriscoeCain @Toth_4_Texas @brianeharrison @replouiegohmert @RepAndyBiggsAZ @RepCloudTX @RepBobGood @russvought hearing from Border Patrol on the front lines - looking at crumbling fence next to unfinished Trump fence. (2/6) Image
Feb 15 5 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: 7 U.S. Senators have either signed my letter pledging not to fund govt w/ vax mandates or @SenMikeLee’s letter demanding amendment vote punting vax mandates (or both). 43 have not, yet... Here they are: 1. Barrasso, John (WY)… (1/5) #DefundVaxMandates 2. Blackburn, Marsha (TN)
3. Blunt, Roy (MO)
4. Boozman, John (AR)
5. Burr, Richard (NC)
6. Capito, Shelley Moore (WV)
7. Cassidy, Bill (LA)
8. Collins, Susan M. (ME)
9. Cornyn, John (TX)
10. Cotton, Tom (AR)
11.Cramer, Kevin (ND)
12.Crapo, Mike (ID)… (2/5)
Oct 14, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
THREAD. WARNING TO FATHERS WITH SPINES, THIS WILL ANGER YOU: Imagine your 9th grade little girl getting anally raped in her school bathroom and then YOU get arrested at the School Board meeting & labeled a Domestic Terrorist by the leftist National School Boards Assoc. (1/5) …which the (powers child for the left) Attorney General of the U.S. then uses as a basis for an (unconstitutional) order by the DOJ to target parents as domestic terrorists who speak out at (leftist indoctrination) school boards… & then… the guy who raped her… (2/5)
Oct 14, 2021 15 tweets 4 min read
THREAD - “Open letter” to @SouthwestAir CEO Gary Kelly - written, I am told, by an SWA employee & posted to Facebook. It was sent by a friend (who didn’t have link). God bless this employee. #DoNotComply #StandUpForAmerica - “The Big Choice” - READ… (1/15) The Big Choice

It’s time to embrace the national discussion instead of finger-pointing who’s to blame over last weekend’s meltdown. The elephant in the room IS the mandate and the termination of thousands of employees and disruption of air travel after Nov 24th… (2/15)
Sep 19, 2021 23 tweets 10 min read
THREAD re: Tx role combatting #NationalBorderCrisis. Summary: Feds refuse to enforce, Tx leadership has fought back (in court & with $/rhetoric/action), Tx still getting crushed & b/c feds abandon Constitution, Tx must consider going farther, extraordinary measures. Read… (1/23) …Clearly it’s the job of the fed govt to secure the border & the Constitution (Artlce IV, Section 4) guarantees a Republican form of govt & to protect against invasion. Yet, @JoeBiden & Mayorkas are willfully (& impeachably) refusing to faithfully execute the laws - e.g… (2/23)
Sep 18, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Agree. THREAD: I filed discharge petition on April 20th (we’re “high” on border security) to force vote on HR471 - @RepHerrell’s bill to require Title 42 (communicable disease health laws) enforcement, which Trump used. 5 mos later, 149 GOP, 0 Dems... #NationalBorderCrisis (1/7) …Why no more? Well… a) @HouseGOP leadership has not whipped the bill. They should be asked why. b) When we had 110 in July, I mentioned this on @TuckerCarlson and he blasted them - and boom, we got about 40 more… so now everyone asks me who is not on it & I’ve… (2/7)
Sep 2, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Message to Republicans & Democrats - including @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP colleagues. I do not trust you to do anything at all, much less say you will draft my daughter to “non combat” roles. Why don’t I trust you? Let’s see - THREAD: (1/9) #DontDraftOurDaughters Maybe it’s because you (both R&D) have amassed $30 trillion in debt and are blowing through trillions more… all while giving lip service to “balanced budgets” for decades… (2/9)
Sep 1, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
State of the Border:

While I was at the Border in Laredo with @tedcruz and @NancyMace last night, Border Patrol found 29 humans being smuggled in a trailer at Charley 29 Checkpoint.

#BidenBorderCrisis #ImpeachMayorkas We moved down to the Rio Grande where a group of 30+ migrants and coyotes were waiting to cross into the United States
#BidenBorderCrisis
#ImpeachMayorkas
Aug 12, 2021 12 tweets 6 min read
What a surprise: @CNN pushing out dishonest propaganda to run cover for the Biden administration.

Since @brikeilarcnn won't tell the truth about this border crisis and my efforts to stop it, I will.

THREAD (1/12) To start, this graph is what CNN wants you to believe about Biden’s COVID protocols at the border, but the red line starting in May appears to show the CUMULATIVE number of T42 expulsions since Biden took office, not MONTHLY number
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Aug 2, 2021 17 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: PRELIMINARY JULY BORDER NUMBERS
(USBP only, subject to increase)

Total encounters: 205,029

Total known gotaways: 37,400

1.3 million for FY 21 so far

Largest monthly encounter number since 2000. Total is bigger than every full-year total since FY21

Breakdown below: RGV Sector

Encounters - 81,034
Got Aways (known/recorded)- 5,219
Jul 31, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Yesterday in McAllen: @CBP overwhelmed. No room to process illegals inside, so have to wait outside under bridge. Just in 24 hrs in 2 stations, encountered over 3,400 (1700 MCS & 1300 RGVS). Currently holding over 7,000 illegals w/ some 5,000 waiting… #BorderCrisis (1/5) …It’s over 100 degrees. The 2 stations have combined capacity of 620 – holding 7000! From Agent with over 2-1/2 decades of service -  “they are way past capacity – so aliens sit outside because where do you take them? …it’s a nightmare – people want to go to bathroom… (2/5)
Apr 23, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Finally able to compare amended Senate version to the original (& House companion) one I cited below (all that was available at time) & @SenateGOP claims victory b/c it’s allegedly slightly “less bad,” & yet entire intent remains to tie awful crimes to speech & thought... (1/4) ... It specifically retains “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force,” which the name in & of itself is absurd... but now having a ever-so-slightly modified task from issuing “best practices” for mitigation to “raising awareness” of “hate crimes” during the COVID-19 pandemic... (2/4)
Apr 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The @SenateGOP is utterly worthless. An absolute embarrassment. Good luck reclaiming the majority voting for absolute and total garbage COVID-19 “Hate Crime” legislation: “The term ‘COVID–19 hate crime’ means a crime of violence (as such term is defined in section... (1/4) ...16 of 18, United States Code) that is motivated by—
(A) the actual or perceived race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person; and... (2/4)
Dec 10, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Today, a number of my colleagues will be filing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas regarding the election results of several other states. Respectfully, I will not join because I believe the case itself represents a dangerous violation... (1/5) ...of federalism & sets a precedent to have one state asking federal courts to police the voting procedures of other states.

To be certain, the reckless adoption of massive mail-in ballots and changes to important signature matching (& other rules) in these and other... (2/5)
Nov 26, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Today, we unapologetically thank God for America. We thank Him for the blessings of liberty & remember the Americans before us who risked everything to settle, work, & defend this land – all so that we might live free... (1/5) #HappyThanksgiving #StandUpForAmerica ...Today, we demonstrate our thanks by rejecting calls from Americans living bountifully off the sacrifices of these previous generations to tear America down from the inside... apology by apology, statue by statue, tradition by tradition, norm by norm... (2/5) #StandUpForAmerica