NPR's Michel Martin looks ahead to votes on immigration this coming week in the House with congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who's seeking legal protections for so-called Dreamers.
The opioid epidemic has affected thousands of victims and their families; unfortunately, it has touched every community in our nation, including Houston. In 2016 alone, 2,831 Texans died of an opioid overdose, which is a 7.4...
I released the following statement following the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. I originally took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn Stanford Rapist Brock Turner and the...
U.S. Air Force officials arrested a man wanted for desertion since 1983 in California last week. The captain disappeared without a trace, leaving both family members and the Air Force in the dark.
Recently, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and I penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the status of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in the United States...
A new report by research firm IHS Markit says oil production from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico could more than double by 2023.
Last week the House passed a “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, a $15 billion rescissions package, and a critical bill to curtail gang violence in our communities.
After weeks of uncertainty about the planned US-North Korea summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a "comprehensive" document.
May 29th marked the 3-year anniversary of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA). This legislation officially declared that modern-day slavery will not be tolerated in our country. 
Just hours before President Trump’s historic nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the Trump administration is hinting at the bargaining chips the president may have in his back pocket as he readies for the...
Delegates from the Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for immigration reform at their annual meeting this week.
Yesterday I made the following statement after the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2016 Clinton email investigation was released:
Today we honor the United States Army, the oldest of the five military branches, on the 243rd anniversary of its founding.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has promised to bring two different immigration bills to the floor for a vote in the House sometime next week. Ryan’s decision to hold a vote on the two bills came as
Representatives of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution in favor of immigration reform — and affirming the dignity of immigrants — at their annual meeting...
Today on the floor, I urged Senate colleagues to support the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the my legislation to help juvenile victims of sexual assault have greater access to justice.
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ/DHS) will be publishing a quarterly report on immigrant incarceration in federal prisons because of an 
I released the following statement in support of the comprehensive package to maintain our nation’s water resources infrastructure: 
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical measure to fight our nation’s most notorious street gangs:
Many people have not even heard of this group, much less understand what their objective is. Why would anyone be concerned about democrats who have socialist leanings?The answers to these questions should be of concern to...



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