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As Texas primary voters head to the voting booth, they deserve to know where their congressional candidates stand on vital pocketbook issues such as taxes and spending. Candidates often campaign in opposition to higher taxes, but disregard campaign promises once they take office.

Fortunately for Lone Star State voters, these Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers have made written commitments to oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

Current Members

  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Senator John Cornyn
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (TX-03)
  • Rep. Lance Gooden (TX-05)
  • Rep. Jake Ellzey (TX-06)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10)
  • Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13)
  • Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)
  • Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-17)
  • Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
  • Rep. Troy Nehls (TX-22)
  • Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23)
  • Rep. Beth Van Duyne (TX-24)
  • Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)
  • Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26)
  • Rep. Michael McCloud (TX-27)
  • Rep. John Carter (TX-31)
  • Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)


  • Aditya Atholi (TX-01)
  • Nathaniel Moran (TX-01)
  • James Ellis (TX-02)
  • Rudy Atencio (TX-07)
  • Christian Collins (TX-08)
  • Jonathan Hullihan (TX-08)
  • Morgan Luttrell (TX-08)
  • Mauro Everett Garza (TX-15)
  • Monica De La Cruz (TX-15)
  • Kyle Sinclair (TX-20)
  • Gregory Thorne (TX-22)
  • Ed Cabrera (TX-28)
  • Brett Guillory (TX-38)
  • Jerry Ford (TX-38)
  • Mark Ramsey (TX-38)
  • Wesley Hunt (TX-38)

There are currently 180 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency. 

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”  

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database