I released the following statement in response to the re-designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This legislation has been introduced in the past two Congresses. 
Over a quarter of immigrant day laborers became victims of wage theft while helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. A new report highlights problems faced by disaster recover workers — so-called second responders...
In a low turnout election, a small percentage of voters voted for all of the $1.495 billion City of Houston bond issues.TCR has been quite clear about the fiscal irresponsibility of these bonds and the negative impact it...
Losing the Governorships in deep blue New Jersey and light blue Virginia was not a surprise. However, the loss of at least 15 seats in the House of Delegates in Virginia, many in lean Republican districts, was not expected...
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
President Trump’s energy agenda assures a bright future for Americans. He and his delegation did an amazing job defending free market capitalism, national sovereignty, and our standard of living in Bonn without pandering to...
A previously convicted New Mexico felon will spend more time in jail after a federal judge sentenced him in a case involving stolen valor. The man was also convicted for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Rural communities represent a lot of Texas values. Whether we are working the land or serving the community in other ways, our neighbors in other parts of the state always look to us for the compass when it comes to what...
The OPEN Government Data Act passed the House yesterday. It was included as part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
With an expedited scheduled described as “unprecedented,” a special Texas House committee on Wednesday got down to work examining a wide variety of challenges facing the state as lawmakers study ways to preserve its economic...
SAN ANTONIO – Facing uncertainty brought on by President Donald Trump’s talk of scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement, Texas business leaders on Monday asked Sen.
Since the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) came into force, it has been against the law for illegal immigrants to work in the United States.
Since Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been working closely with the governor’s office, congressional leadership, and the White House to ensure Texas and especially our congressional district are not forgotten and get the help...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the pro-growth tax reform package:
When this sexual harassment battle ends, we may have a Congress full of Mormons, and the Mormons will run Hollywood. Al Franken is the latest to get hit with sexual harassment, and in his case, he even had the event pictured...
President Donald Trump released a new list of potential Supreme Court justices on Friday, adding five new judges to his previous compilation of 20 jurists.
Senator John Cornyn and I issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s passage of our resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.
Today I voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.
“For years agencies and states haven’t complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without consequence,” Sen. Cornyn said.
This final week of negotiations at the United Nations meeting in Bonn, Germany, can be summed up in a few words from Karl Marx, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

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