As a fiscally conservative “Jeffersonian Republican,” Congressman John Culberson is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government, individual liberty, and states’ rights. Simply put, John Culberson believes in “Letting Texans Run Texas.”
Congressman Culberson is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. His position on the committee allows him to rein in federal spending and promote less federal regulation and more local control. His subcommittee assignments include the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee, Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the Transportation Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee.
Congressman Brady holds key leadership posts in Congress including Deputy Whip and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee - - considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare.
Congressman Brady is the chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he will focus on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low
A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Kevin’s focus is creating jobs, reducing Washington spending and sunsetting obsolete federal agencies. Congressman Brady is Harris County's longest serving Congressman, representing district 8 since 1997.
County Judge Ed Emmett, first elected in 2007 and most recently re-elected in 2014, serves as the Cheif Executive Officer of Harris County. Judge Emmett is responsible for overseeing the county government along with the 4 elected County Commissioners. In 2007, Judge Emmett oversaw the largest tax cut ever approved by Harris County, reducing the ad valorem tax rate by a full penny. Under Judge Emmett's leadership, Harris County has received AAA Bond ratings and is financially sound. Harris County does not face the economic problems that the City of Houston faces, in large part due to the conservative leadership of our County Judge.Read more
Please join us in congratulating Erin Lunceford who was appointed Judge of the 61st District Court by Governor Greg Abbott. We know Judge Lunceford will continue to use conservative principles on the bench as she has in her career as an attorney and in her position as HCRP Precinct Chair. Congratulations Judge Lunceford!
Washington Examiner, July 20, 2015 - When the Republican Party crowns a presidential nominee one year from now, he (or she) will be handed a campaign organization that is fully staffed and operational in every electoral battleground. That might be the most important component of the top-to-bottom overhaul of the Republican National Committee's voter turnout program undertaken since the 2012 presidential election, as detailed in an interview with the Washington Examiner.
Four years ago, GOP nominee Mitt Romney was outgunned and outclassed by President Obama in the trenches of door-to-door combat for votes in swing states. Obama's advantage was multifold — better data, better manipulation of that data, a better candidate. But the RNC concluded that Obama's advantage stemmed, as well, from fielding a more competent organization that never packed up and went home after he won the presidency in 2008.
The president's campaign stayed in the field and prepared for his 2012 re-election almost from the minute his first race ended, deepening ties to the community. Romney, meanwhile, secured the nomination after a protracted primary fight, and was forced to rush a team with varying experience into the competitive states with barely months to go before voting started — as had every non-incumbent GOP nominee before him.
The party determined not to get caught flat-footed again. So, the RNC took a page from Obama for America's playbook and decided to build an operation that would be permanently deployed and available for the Republican presidential nominee to lease every four years.
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Press Release: Harris County Republican Party announces date for 2016 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
The 2016 Harris County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner will be February 25, 2016, one night before the Presidential Debate scheduled to be held in Houston. Each Republican Presidential Candidate participating will be invited to attend and speak to the attendees. The 2015 Dinner had over 1,200 Republicans attend.
“We are excited to build on the tremendous success of our 2015 Dinner”, said HCRP Chairman Paul Simpson. He added, “To have all the Presidential Candidates right here in Houston should only add to the excitement all Republicans feel toward the 2016 election. We will extend an invitation for each of them to come and speak. The timing could not be more advantageous for us.”
More details will be posted on the website soon with instructions on how individuals can secure a seat to the dinner.
Chris A. Beavers
Beavers Media & Communications
Statement on Supreme Court Rulings
In the last few days, Americans witnessed how judicial activism can erode the democratic principles on which our nation was founded.
As Chair of the Harris County Republican Party, I understand elections and their consequences. But U.S Supreme Courtdecisions last week imposed judges' personal views in place of the will of the people and silenced the voice of voters in Harris County and all of Texas. That’s wrong.Read more
The Texas Tribune - A rush to pass an anti-union bill that languished in the Legislature until last week triggered an angry exchange in a committee hearing Thursday morning that might foreshadow a floor fight in the House next week.
Senate Bill 1968 would end automatic payroll deductions of dues for union and non-union public employee organizations — except for those involving certain police, fire and emergency medical workers. It split Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and promises the same in the House. And it pits business against labor groups, which have been lobbying fiercely to pass (the business groups) or kill (the labor groups) the bill.
Texas Observer - For weeks, the Senate and House have been in a schoolyard scrap over which body has the best approach to decriminalizing truancy, raising the prospect of yet another legislative session ending without reform. Though both the Senate and House have passed bills that would treat truancy as a civil matter, Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) and Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston)—the authors of the competing proposals—are bottling up each other’s bills in the committees they oversee. Still, a last-minute third-way compromise may save the prospects of truancy reform, which has gained broad bipartisan support.
...The compromise, House Bill 1490 by Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), takes a slightly different approach to ending criminal truancy than the Whitmire and Dutton bills.
HB 1490 would shift truancy enforcement’s focus from courts to schools, requiring school districts to adopt a three-tiered system of interventions for truant students with escalating consequences, including community service or restorative-justice programs within schools. Whitmire is sponsoring HB 1490 in the Senate, which has a hearing in Senate Criminal Justice Committee Thursday afternoon.
Watchdog.org - Residential requirements for voting in Texas are murky at best — an official at the secretary of state’s office once said an address could be determined “by the voter.” Living “behind a tree” would be a little harder to use as an address for voting purposes under a bill authored by state Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston.
The bill, which cleared the House with a 94-49 vote earlier this month, only applies in rare cases in which the residency of a voter is challenged. Murphy said his intention is to address just one of the many issues around voting residency. “There are others left for another time,” he said.