As Representative of the 3rd District of Texas, it's my top priority to listen to the opinions and concerns of the good folks in Collin County and to then make sure my vote in Washington reflects the majority. I also respond to constituents' letters, phone calls, and emails - it is their views that guide my efforts and conservative voting record.

For more information on specific legislative issues, please select a link below:
  • 2nd Amendment

    As a 29-year Air Force combat veteran and seven-year POW in Vietnam who fought to protect our democracy and uphold our Constitution, I am a proud supporter of the right to keep and bear arms. Eligible, law-abiding citizens should have the right to pu...

  • Energy Solutions

    Americans want, need, and deserve real energy solutions that will provide affordable energy for years to come and that will also reduce our dependence on foreign oil and unstable countries. Instead of Washington imposing a cap-and-trade scheme on our...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    As a staunch fiscal conservative, I believe Washington should respect hardworking taxpayers’ dollars by living within its means and balancing its budget. That’s why I have voted time and again against out-of-control Washington spending as well as fo...

  • Health Care

    As a Constitutional conservative I believe Washington should NOT dictate what kind of health care plans you should have, let alone FORCE you to buy something you don’t need or don’t want. That is one of the many reasons why I opposed Obamacare since ...

  • Immigration

    My Stance on Immigration 2014 Border Crisis Obama’s Executive Amnesty My Efforts in the 114th Congress to Combat Obama’s Executive Amnesty Passing legislation Introducing legislation Votes on the House Floor Other Key Actions Texas Challenges Former...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    As a result of former president Obama’s anti-growth policies, the economy has experienced the worst recovery since the end of WWII. And the American people know it. Given the numerous hits against the economy by this Administration – from Obamacare, ...

  • National Security

    One of my most sacred duties as your representative in Congress is to “provide for the common defense” as the Constitution has lain out. I believe this is more important than ever because today America faces a wide array of serious challenges around ...

  • Right to Life

    As a Christian, father, and grandfather, I believe in the sanctity of human life. And as a Constitutional conservative, it is a priority of mine to protect our unalienable Rights that our Founding Fathers established in the Declaration of Independenc...

  • Social Security

    For over 80 years, Americans have been paying part of their hard-earned wages for Social Security – a program many Americans rely on in their old age for retirement security. But you may not know this: Social Security also helps Americans in the even...

  • Veterans

    The Third District of Texas is a deeply patriotic community that is home to many veterans. And as a 29-year Air Force Veteran who fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars – and who spent nearly seven years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton POW camp – su...