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  • “Stop Sign” on North Texas Highway Toll Double Tax
    Posted in Op-Ed on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Every day our Collin County community is growing and thriving with new people and new businesses. In fact, we’re one of the fastest-growing regions in the country! But anyone driving in our community knows we have an unwelcome neighbor: the growing use of tolls in our area. It seems like nowadays we’re surrounded in every direction by toll roads. And while the Dallas North Tollway, Sam Rayburn Tollway, and President George Bush Turnpike are all necessary roads to commute to and from work or get ... Read more

  • Protecting America’s Seniors from Identity Theft
    Posted in Op-Ed on April 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee, one of my priorities is to protect Americans' identities by protecting their Social Security numbers. If you have ever had your identity stolen, you know about the frustration, hassles, and struggles you have to deal with as a result of this crime. Victims can spend years having to prove who they are, including fixing their credit reports and dealing with the IRS. And in a good many cases it wouldn’t have happened if their Social Se... Read more

  • American Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be Paying Illegals $24,000 Amnesty “Bonuses”
    Posted in Op-Ed on March 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Illegal immigration is one of the biggest issues facing America – and Texas – today. Last summer, an unprecedented number of children and families entered our country illegally. This crisis was a direct result of President Obama’s 2012 decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. As a border state, Texas is paying a heavy price in both precious taxpayer dollars and resources to secure the border. What’s worse, communities across the state are bearing the financial burdens associated with las... Read more

  • Putting a Stop to Human Trafficking and Helping Victims Rebuild their Lives
    Posted in Op-Ed on March 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Human trafficking, the world’s modern-day slavery, is a very real problem. But it’s not just happening overseas. Women and children are being sold into sex slavery right here in our own backyard. I wish I could say these evil traffickers hadn’t made their way to Collin County, but unfortunately they have. You may be surprised to know that human trafficking – a $32 billion a year industry – is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable transnational crime. Worse yet, children are the ... Read more