You may have already heard or read about the scheduled ‘protest’ in Portland this weekend.  And sure enough, it happened, just as predicted.  Yes, we knew that Antifa was going to be present and accounted for — and they were...
I recently chaired a hearing entitled “The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New Discoveries.” During the hearing, expert witnesses discussed progress that the National Aeronautics and...
For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs...
With an unsecured border and 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in America today, it’s clear our nation’s immigration system is broken and has failed to do its job for many years. For the sake of our national security...
I recently filed House Resolution 1039, the Support Privacy on the Internet Resolution, encouraging edge internet companies and data service providers to include data protections in their policies.
A report issued last week by a group studying the issue of Confederate monuments says Texas should rename its capital city — Austin, Texas.
I recently introduced the Social Security Administration Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6559),which combines new and existing proposals to make commonsense improvements to the Social Security Administration (SSA).  
Almost nobody likes the term “fake news.”The establishment uses the term to refer to misleading information spread on social media.The establishment does not use the term to refer to war propaganda in the mainstream media....
I issued the following statement applauding House passage of H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017; H.R. 6311 the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018; and...
The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads.
Recently, President Donald Trump said he would be willing to shut the government down if Congress does not pass immigration reform, tweeting, “A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous...
A new program aimed at saving the lives of lost migrants recorded its first saves this week.
The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act is a bipartisan bill that would fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other causes of severe vision impairment.
Recently the final John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 conference report passed the Senate, and it will now head to the President’s desk for signature. 
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Name calling in politics is nothing new. Name calling between members of the same political party is also as common as the sunshine is in West Texas. Sadly, political parties tearing themselves apart is also old hat.
Recently, Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and I, released the following statements after the House passage of the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act, as part of H.R.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and I recently visited EnerVest, Ltd. to participate in a roundtable with senior executives from various oil and gas companies. Following the roundtable, Sec. Perry and I toured BP Energy’...
For almost two decades, humanity has maintained a presence on the International Space Station. Barely 100 years after the first 12-second airplane flight, humans are now living in space. The U.S. government is now debating...
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station discovered unexploded WWII-era ordnance near the Arizona-Mexico border. The unexploded round appears to have become unearthed during recent rains in the...
On the eve of a deadline to reunite families who’ve been detained and separated at the border, Democrats yesterday blocked an effort by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and I to pass the Keep Families Together and Enforce the...

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