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Congressman Ronny Jackson Endorses Van Taylor

October 30, 2021

I’m endorsing Van Taylor for re-election because Van has long been a strong voice for our conservative values.

While I was serving President Trump in the White House, Van was working to stop Democrats’ socialist takeover in Congress. Today, Van and I are fighting for conservative values like securing our southern border, cutting out-of-control spending, protecting innocent life, and defending our Second Amendment rights.

We are fighting for the future of our kids and grandkids, and I’m proud to call Van a partner in that fight.

Thank you,
Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13)

TX State Senator Bob Hall Endorses Van Taylor

October 20, 2021

The Texas Legislature has passed new congressional maps and one change in our area is most of Hunt county will get a new congressman – the current congressman from next door in Collin County, Van Taylor. Van is a friend and longtime conservative leader. Van Taylor has my full support and endorsement.

The 2022 elections will be here before we know it. We need to rally behind conservatives that can stand up to the debauchery in D.C. From removing voter ID to stripping us of our very basic freedoms, we can’t afford to sit by idly. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in supporting Van Taylor for re-election.

Van was my seat mate in the Texas State Legislature. Together, we were always the top two conservatives in Austin. A trusted ally, Van is always working for freedom and advancing conservative causes. He helped to lead the fight in Texas to pass a landmark voter ID law. In every session, Van dug into election code and worked to make Texas elections more secure.

We need patriots like him in the halls of Congress. I trust Van to defend our freedom in Washington and stop the socialists trying to destroy our country.

Sincerey,
Sen. Bob Hall
TX Senate District 2

Rev. Rafael Cruz Endorses Van Taylor

October 18, 2021

I am proud to support Van for re-election.

At a time where socialist democrats are trying to fundamentally transform America and are hostile to people of faith, Van fights to defend our religious liberties and protect the rights of God-fearing Americans to have a voice in the public square.

Conservatives are in a fight against the anti-American and cancel culture liberal mob. We need conservative champions like Van Taylor to make sure we win this generational battle for the future of our great nation.

Will you join me in supporting Van and standing up to the socialists in Washington?

Sincerely,
Rev. Rafael Cruz

Van Taylor Declares Victory in Race for TX-03

November 3, 2020

FRISCO – Following the release of election results from Collin County this evening, Decision Desk HQ declared Van Taylor the winner in the race for Texas’ Third Congressional District.

Joined by family and supporters in Frisco, Van Taylor released the following statement:

“Representing Collin County in the United States Congress has been an incredible honor. While this has been a challenging year in so many ways, it’s the people of Texas’ Third Congressional District who remind me of why the United States is such an incredible nation.

“In a time when much of the country is divided by partisan politics, in true Texas fashion, Collin County has instead come together to support our neighbors, care for one another, and overcome every obstacle we may face.

“It is this compassion and thoughtfulness that is desperately lacking in Washington. And because of this, we must remain deliberate in our efforts to improve our community and repair our government.

“Collin County is the best place to live, work, and raise a family and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the place I love.”

Van Taylor is a 7th generation Texan, a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Van Taylor served both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate prior to serving Collin County in Congress.

Dallas Morning News: “We strongly recommend voters return U.S. Rep. Van Taylor to office”

October 11, 2020

Because of his consistent focus on bending Congress away from its upward arc of partisan failure, we strongly recommend voters return U.S. Rep. Van Taylor to office.

Since winning office in 2018, Republican Taylor, 48, has been a model of reaching across the aisle to Democrats to achieve results that have a positive impact. He worked with Democratic U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey for example to bring a new veterans hospital to Garland.

His focus on getting members of Congress to just get the basics done is what most Americans want regardless of party.

Taylor, a Marine war veteran and businessman, is a member of the Problem Solvers caucus, a regrettably small group of common-sense moderates who must at times feel overwhelmed by the inability of Congress to even address American legislative problems, much less solve them.

Taylor’s importance in this area is detailed in the little things he does.

A headline in this newspaper once labeled him “Mr. Bipartisan” for having the temerity to openly speak to Democrats inside the House.

He also tells a story of introducing a Democratic representative to a Republican representative. The two congressmen had both served as Army Rangers in the same regiment, yet had never met. Think about that. And as you do, recall that the historically productive Congressional sessions in the years after World War II often involved people of different parties who had shared backgrounds in service.

Taylor is running against Democrat Lulu Seikaly, a 34-year-old labor attorney and relatively recent arrival to the district. Seikaly describes herself as a pragmatic progressive. We would put the emphasis on progressive.

Taylor is the stronger choice.


Click here to read the entire endorsement.

Allen American: Rep. Van Taylor to host small business webinar, telephone town hall

April 6, 2020

To provide local small businesses with guidance during these uncertain times, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) will be hosting an online webinar with the United States Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

The United States Chamber is working closely with the White House and federal agencies to inform and equip businesses with the most important and current information so that they may prepare their business for the near and long-term impact resulting from the economic effects of the pandemic.

Those interested in participating in the webinar must register at https://vantaylor.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=20. Registered participants will receive an email prior to the event with details and instructions on how to access the webinar.

Instructions will be provided via email to registered participants before the event.

Additionally, to provide information to his constituents and answer their questions, United States Congressman Van Taylor will host a free telephone town hall event at 3 p.m. April 9.

Open to residents of Texas’ Third Congressional District, Congressman Taylor will be joined by local experts and officials. Together, they will provide information and take questions on federal, state, and local efforts to keep Collin County residents safe and healthy.

Residents who wish to participate can sign up online.

Link: https://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/news/rep-van-taylor-to-host-small-business-webinar-telephone-town-hall/article_26f0a222-7842-11ea-a7d7-b370f332b67a.html

Allen American: Rep. Van Taylor to host coronavirus telephone town hall

March 23, 2020

To provide information to constituents and answer their questions, Congressman Van Taylor will host a free, telephone town hall event at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow, March 24.

Open to residents of Texas’ Third Congressional District, Congressman Taylor will be joined by Collin County Judge Chris Hill, State Representatives Jeff Leach and Matt Shaheen, and officials from the Collin County Department of Public Health.

Together, they will provide information and take questions on federal, state, and local efforts to keep Collin County residents safe and healthy.

Collin County residents who wish to participate can sign up online at https://bit.ly/COVID19TTH

Link: https://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/news/rep-van-taylor-to-host-coronavirus-telephone-town-hall/article_c0b4beac-6d3e-11ea-b0dc-7bb45b745d87.html

Princeton Herald: Coffee with your Congressman Set for Tomorrow

February 19, 2020

By Morgan Howard

Princeton’s representative in the U.S. House will visit the area tomorrow.

Van Taylor, a Republican from District 3, will stop by Country Burger in Murphy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. He invites his constituents to drop by for a chat or to ask questions.

He’s held “Coffee with Your Congressman” events in the past and stated that he wants to get to know people from the area in a casual atmosphere.

Country Burger is located at 104 North Murphy Road, Suite 210.

Link: https://princetonherald.com/2020/02/19/coffee-with-your-congressman-set-for-tomorrow/

Men’s Health: The Right and Left Way to Disagree

January 23, 2020

How two Texas congressmen from opposite sides of the aisle make things work.

COLIN ALLRED AND VAN TAYLOR have a lot in common. They’re both freshman lawmakers in the U. S. House of Representatives. They’re both from Texas. They’re both used to being part of a team: Allred spent four seasons in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans; Taylor was in the Marines for nine years. But there’s one major difference: Allred is a Democrat and Taylor a Republican, and at a time when our government (and seemingly every aspect of life) is intensely polarized, you’d have every reason to believe these two aren’t friends and don’t get along. But they are, and they do, and Men’s Health caught up with them during an early-morning workout to learn how they manage it.

Looking over the policy sections on your websites, we don’t see a whole lot that you guys agree on. So how exactly does being friends work?

Taylor: Colin was the first person I called to congratulate on election night in 2018. Our districts are intertwined—we have water issues together and transportation issues together—and I knew I was gonna have to work with him. I came to Congress to get things done for my district, and building relationships is the first step. A relationship begins with a phone call.

Allred: And it does help that we’re friends. You could spend all your time focused on where you disagree with someone. You could have a good argument every day if you wanted to, but you wouldn’t get much done. And anytime you don’t have a relationship with somebody, it’s gonna be easier to demonize them.

Taylor: You want to focus on what you can work on together. You have to accept the arguments on the other side as valid when they are. You don’t want to dismiss them—at least understand what they are so that you are able to converse. Because if you don’t know anything about what the other side is talking about, you’re not going to be able to understand their perspective.

Since your districts are next to each other, you guys automatically have something in common. What’s the best way to talk with a colleague you either don’t know or don’t particularly like?

Taylor: Start with family.

Allred: Always ask about their families. Then: “How’s life treating you?” Especially with the new members: “How are you settling into D. C.?” The older members: “How did you settle in?” Once you start talking to each other along those lines, you pretty quickly realize how many similarities you have.

Taylor: The other key to talking with people is to know where they are. Whenever I’m talking to anyone of Congress, I say, “Hey, this is what I think. This is why I think you should do this. But you need to do what’s good for you in your district.” It’s important to have those conversations and be honest with each other.

Allred: I always have a harder time when I feel like somebody’s repeating talking points. It’s like: I’m trying to have a conversation with you; you don’t need to lobby me. You’re also probably not going to change my mind just with talking points that we’ve all heard on the news.

How much of the bickering and vitriol that we see on TV is real and how much of it is just for show?

Allred: I don’t think that it’s as pervasive as it might seem on TV, but there are certainly people in D. C. who don’t like each other.

Taylor: And TV gravitates toward those people. “Hey, wanna go on TV and bash the other side?”

Allred: Also, it’s not like “Allred and Taylor Come Together to Work on Moderate Bill” is raging news.

More and more, it seems like that divisiveness is seeping into our everyday lives. What’s a solution to that? Other than working out together.

Taylor: You can’t just watch cable news to get your information. You have to get out of your ideological bubble.

Allred: Same with social media. We’ve got algorithms that enforce your existing worldview. All of us now have to be more proactive about getting outside of our little bubble and have an understanding of all sides of the issues.

Taylor: We need to think about these conversations as an opportunity to educate ourselves and learn from other people. It’s a smart thing to have a diversity of perspectives. No two people agree with each other all the time. If you don’t believe me, ask your significant other.

Allred: And there are important differences! Don’t get me wrong. And that’s what our elections are about. That’s democracy. That’s healthy. What isn’t healthy is when you assume that the person who disagrees with you is also a bad person. Because if you can’t disagree without thinking someone else is bad or evil, then you start pulling apart the seams of our country, and we have to be very careful about that.

Link: https://www.menshealth.com/health/a30567632/allred-taylor-disagree-agreeably/

McKinney Courier-Gazette: Taylor introduces cybersecurity legislation

December 16, 2019

United States Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX-03) last week introduced bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives to help protect state and local governments against cyber attacks.

State and local governments often house sensitive data on their systems including financial information of utility customers, medical records, election data, and criminal records. The same is true for associations, small businesses, and the general public. However, these local entities are falling victim to ransomware and other cyber-attacks at an increasing rate, oftentimes, with limited resources to safeguard their systems.

H.R. 5394, the Strengthening State and Local Cybersecurity Defenses Act aims to address growing cybersecurity threats, by requiring the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in coordination with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), to increase engagement with smaller units of government.

State and local government bodies such as the Texas Department of Information Resources, the cities of Plano and Frisco, and the McKinney Independent School District have also voiced strong support for Taylor’s legislation.

“Public school districts are data-rich targets that cybercriminals are targeting more and more frequently,” McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel said. “Unfortunately, most districts do not have the resources to effectively combat these attacks on their own. As such, it is legislation like Congressman Taylor’s Strengthening State and Local Cybersecurity Defenses Act that promotes sharing of resources between local, state, and federal entities. I certainly believe this act is critical to protecting our district data.”

“As cyberattacks become increasingly common and threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, it’s imperative we develop effective strategies to prevent and stop these attacks. Just this year in Texas alone, more than fifty local governments and school districts were hit by ransomware attacks,” Taylor said. “My commonsense bill will ensure smaller units of government will have knowledge of and access to the tools and resources available to protect their digital systems.”

Original cosponsors of the Strengthening State and Local Cybersecurity Defenses Act include Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Mike Rogers (R-AL-03), and Representatives Al Green (D-TX-09), Will Hurd (R-TX-23), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Michael Guest (R-MS-03), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08).

More information on H.R. 5394 can be found at vantaylor.house.gov.

Link: https://starlocalmedia.com/mckinneycouriergazette/news/taylor-introduces-cybersecurity-legislation/article_c229eaa6-2035-11ea-8728-af2357fde852.html