August 17th, 2018
There have been many accomplishments this last year and a half, but perhaps the greatest has been the new energized state of our economy.
August 15th, 2018
Today I spoke on the Senate floor about Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist from Houston who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago, and met with his parents, Marc and Debra Tice.
August 13th, 2018
The following video was released highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.Background:The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been...
August 2nd, 2018
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.
July 24th, 2018
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
July 17th, 2018
We've already begun to hear rumblings from our Democratic colleagues that they're going to want to see every scrap of paper that ever came across Brett Kavanaugh's desk, and my suggestion would be they focus on his twelve...
July 13th, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
July 9th, 2018
President Trump has announced he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the...
June 28th, 2018
Following my recent visit to the Rio Grande Valley, I addressed the flooding in South Texas on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
June 25th, 2018
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, making the case for Austin to be chosen as the site of the new Army Futures Command Headquarters (ARFCOMHQ).
August 16th, 2018
Today on the floor, I urged the Farm Bill’s conference committee to strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, similar to my amendment to the Senate Farm Bill.
August 14th, 2018
President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:
August 7th, 2018
Senate Republicans continue to build on our record of accomplishment in the 115th Congress by passing legislation to benefit Texans and the economy, as well as confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees at a record-...
July 27th, 2018
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...
July 18th, 2018
Today on the floor, I discussed the latest Democrat stall tactic to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
July 16th, 2018
I released the following statement after voting for a motion that would give Congress a role in the Administration’s imposition of tariffs on imports related to national security:
July 11th, 2018
Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last night, I discussed the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and...
June 29th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted the standard of confirming Supreme Court Justices during mid-term election years by former President Obama. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
June 26th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed my recent trip to the Texas-Mexico border and the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, legislation to ensure immigrant families can stay together while they await their court...
June 22nd, 2018
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate John Garrison as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler: