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  • With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, I released the following statement: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has helped bring about the lowest unemployment rate since December 2000, but even with more jobs being created, many...
  • The world today is in a new era of great power rivalry. Resurgent Russia and China are challenging U.S. interests across the globe.Both are rapidly modernizing their militaries to directly challenge America’s dominance on the battlefield and to undermine...
  • At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.Last month, Senator Cornyn...
  • As you may be aware, Texas has roughly 300,000 human trafficking victims, including nearly 79,000 minors who have been forced into prostitution or other forms of sex trafficking. Sadly, Houston has the highest number of trafficking victims nation-wide....
  • I authored the following Op-Ed in the Waco Tribune highlighting the historic reforms included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are already making a difference for Texans and their businesses.New tax law already benefiting Texas...

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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Houston...

Recently, Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and I released the following statements after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2259, the bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical...
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China. 
As the war waged in Syria has moved forward with YPG (Kurdish) troops in the North and U.S.-supported FSA and Iraqi Troops in the East, ISIS took major hits and was reduced in operational functionality over 2017.
Well ahead of the next regular session of the Texas Legislature, starting in January, the issue of whether cities can require private employers to provide paid sick leave is shaping up as a potentially major debate for...
Can we just stop? I know it's the fault of people on the left AND the right, but could we just stop politicizing EVERY issue and every item? We're politicizing food; most recently with Blue Bell ice cream, and over the past...
After President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, Congressmen Kevin Brady, Lamar Smith, and Pete Sessions released the following statements.
Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26) and I toured an anti-trafficking non-profit, while discussing the action Congress has taken in recent months to combat this growing problem.
Brett Kavanaugh
President Trump has announced he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the...
What is happening in our country today is becoming progressively harder to believe every day.  Worse, people are getting hard to believe!  With the advent of political correctness — lying to others with a...
Y'all done gone and done it.  No, seriously.  Y'all, and by y'all, I mean Empower Texans done gone and made me defend John Cornyn.  It's absolutely the last thing I thought I'd ever do since he has been the subject of...
Texas has released a plan for how it wants to use some settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Hurricane Harvey recovery.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
military veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military veterans, including one of the creators of the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, and a policy expert responded with concern to reports that the...
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts. 
Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last night, I discussed the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and...
The Texas Education Agency is starting the search for organizations to help school districts overhaul special education following a federal finding that the state had effectively denied students with disabilities access to...
We see more examples of ‘hate speech’ toward our country every day.  No way can someone be proud of their country.  What are you thinking?  America is evil!  If you find this hard to believe, ask yourself why ...
The president is expected to unveil his choice from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.
Recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to target and hold accountable three Nicaraguan individuals for their...
Burgess town hall
Unlike many congressmen who are canceling Town Hall Meetings, Congressman Michael Burgess continues because he views them “as part of his obligation and communication plan.” As a servant leader being totally accountable to...

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