Securing Our Borders
Given the current terror threat facing the United States, Kyle believes it is now more important than ever that we secure our border with Mexico. Cartel smuggling networks are also overrunning farmers and ranchers along the Texas border, and the same networks that smuggle illegal immigrants into our country are used to smuggle drugs and spread related violence. While the Obama Administration failed to address the problem, Kyle has worked to increase Texas’ efforts on the border, voting to increase DPS patrols and other state resources along the Rio Grande.
Remaining Fiscally Conservative
Texas’ economy is strong because our government is limited. Kyle is committed to controlling spending, keeping taxes low, protecting the Rainy Day Fund and reducing fraud, waste and abuse. Prioritizing the private sector will empower Texans to build businesses, hire workers and run their lives with minimum government interference. Since he was first elected as Texas House Representative in 2012, Kyle has supported over $5 billion in tax cuts. By ending tax diversions, Texas has been able to pay for these tax cuts and control government spending.
Protecting Private Property Rights
Private property is the fundamental right upon which all other rights are based. Kyle will continue to work against high speed rail projects that could result in vast eminent domain condemnations of privately owned land. Additionally, he will secure the water rights of farmers and ranchers, stopping the water grab from unaccountable entities that seek to curtail these rights. Serving on the House Natural Resources Committee, Kyle has worked to protect the rights of landowners while advocating for investments in water infrastructure that will support our state’s growing economy.
Cultivating Texas Agriculture
Agriculture is still one of the biggest engines of the Texas economy. It’s vital to promote a statewide water plan that puts farmers and ranchers first because agriculture can only be strong when they have access to water. Free trade and open markets will also help Texas agriculture thrive. Kyle will stand up to the EPA and other federal agencies that misuse their powers to promote a liberal environmental agenda that threatens the health of the state’s agricultural economy. Kyle’s experience demonstrates how responsible and profitable agricultural businesses can promote sound land and environmental conservation without unnecessary federal agency intervention.
Improving Children's Education
Kyle believes that an educated workforce is necessary to maintain our state’s record-setting economic growth. He has supported higher teacher training standards, early childhood education programs and increased vocational opportunities.
Defending the 2nd Amendment
In addition to ranching, Kyle owns and operates a dynamic hunting business. He firmly believes in the second amendment, and in 2015, Kyle co-authored several pieces of legislation aimed at protecting our right to bear arms including: campus carry, open carry, and a constitutional amendment guaranteeing our right to hunt and fish.