Over the past several decades, we have seen an ebb and flow of responses stemming from military incursions and the reprisals of terrorists, the world over. Such was the nature of war, as nation states were well defined and...
Last week, the entire nation stopped, following the news of a shooting directed at my friends and Republican colleagues who were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, an annual bipartisan fundraiser that raises...
This Juneteenth, we celebrate 152 years since long-awaited freedom finally came for so many in the State of Texas.
In the coming weeks, President Trump is expected to announce the White House’s intentions to roll back our nation’s policies on Cuba. The details of what changes will be made are not known, but the potential economic impact...
The new program, which will cost $200 million and take some authority away from the Department of Labor, looks to start filling the 6 million vacant jobs in the United States that are vacant, in part, because job training...
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program helps thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide with effective response strategies to support victims and help prevent future abuse. 
Science plays a critical role in the lives of all Americans. Every day, people around the world devote their lives to science and strive to advance our understanding of such complex subjects as human health and the...
Regardless of the constitutionality of the President’s executive order, the potential for abuse should be obvious to all. Arbitrary visa bans for uncertain periods are no way for the government of a developed nation to run...
Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion with community leaders and executive board members of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso. There, I discussed the importance of trade to the Texas economy, my efforts in...
Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack."
To thunderous applause by school board members from around the state gathered in the Alamo City, the presiding officer of the Texas House of Representatives last week said that despite a laundry list of red meat special...
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that signals to Google, Uber and carmakers that they are welcome to test self-driving cars on the state's roads and highways without a driver behind the wheel. 
Overheard at a San Antonio restaurant, “We’re visiting my daughter who lives here and I find it to be such a lovely city, so very conservative.”  On June 10, 2017 with some hope still remaining, the last remnants of a ‘...
John Cornyn and I authored the following op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on what they would like to see in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) based on the Texas model.
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding Panama’s announcement earlier this week to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan:
What can be learned from action and lack thereof on certain items during this year's legislative session? Do Texas legislators' priorities represent those of their constituencies?
What the State of Texas needs is more un-elected bureaucrats and more management districts able to pass bonds stealthily and meet without notifying the public. Said no one ever. I can't remember the last time I met a tax...
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Democrats promised that passage of the Dodd-Frank Act would reinvigorate a sluggish economy, protect consumers, and end bailouts, but it accomplished just the opposite.
Yesterday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and I introduced H.R. 2829, “Jane’s Law.” This bipartisan legislation works to close loopholes that allow individuals to cross...
Today on the Senate floor, I addressed the Iran Sanctions legislation the Senate is considering this week. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.

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