Yesterday I announced my intention to introduce companion legislation to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally's (R-Ariz.) bill to eliminate a healthcare exemption for members of Congress that was required to be included in the Senate's...
Sessions said suspects accounted for more than $1.3 billion in fraudulent transactions across more than 20 states, and at least 120 people were charged for their alleged roles in over-prescribing and distributing opioids,...
I introduced legislation this week to help Americans living with immunodeficiency diseases receive affordable, effective treatments – known as Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatments. Specifically, the bill (H.R. 3172)...
When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.
A United States-built missile defense system on Tuesday successfully intercepted its target during a test run, the US Missile Defense Agency said.
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the ongoing effort to replace Obamacare with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
Despite deep divisions within the GOP, the Senate could vote on a revamped health care bill as soon as next week, Texas Sen. John Cornyn told reporters on Monday, setting a new deadline for the party to pass a long awaited...
The Democracy Fund Voter’s project identified Trump’s supporters in 2016 in five different categories: American Preservationists (20%), Staunch Conservatives (31%), Anti-Elites (19%), Free Marketeers (25%), and the...
"Although I don’t know her, I’ve heard her message many times before, as has every person of color: I’m not being racist toward you, I am not a racist because I have helped minorities before," Castillo said. "As if that...
San Antonio is fast becoming one of the premier LGBTQ cities in Texas.  No, not yet on the same scale as San Francisco or New Orleans, but moving fast towards this distinction.
After years of hard work, I am delighted that the House passed this important measure to support mobile physicians and the millions of Americans who rely upon their essential services.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have now proposed spending $1.6 billion of your tax dollars – not Mexico’s money – for construction of a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico.The Hill reports:
The United States has many complex foreign relationships. Being the world’s only superpower requires dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of nation-states. The good are obvious. They are America’s allies and partners...
A political tug-of-war is about to break out at the Texas Capitol as Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session kicks off Tuesday.
I introduced companion legislation to U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's bipartisan resolution calling for the unconditional release of U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents unjustly detained for political purposes by...
Last year Al-Qaeda nearly downed an airliner in Somalia using an explosive disguised as a laptop. This bomb got past X-ray machines and blew a gaping hole in the aircraft.
I want to tell Megan's story from her point of view and her beliefs. She was smart, kind, ambitious, and funny. She loved other people.After attending high school in Austin, Texas, she enrolled in the University of Alabama....
Every year, thousands of high school students from every congressional district submit their artwork to their member of Congress for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Helping inspire young people to become active in...
Over more than 70 years we have developed a strong strategic partnership with India. We have a lot in common when it comes to national security and counterterrorism.
After months of speculation on the location and format of their first meeting, the two presidents will finally sit down together during a yearly gathering of Group of 20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany.

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