June 21st, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted problems with the Democrats’ proposal to solve the family separation crisis at the border and called on my colleagues across the aisle to join the Keep Families Together and Enforce...
June 18th, 2018
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I released the following statements after President Trump signed our Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a...
June 13th, 2018
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.
June 5th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I urged my colleagues to pass the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our troops and support our nation’s military when the Senate considers it. Excerpts of my remarks...
May 25th, 2018
I made the following statement after the Senate Banking Committee passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), legislation I introduced to strengthen the review process of the Committee on...
May 22nd, 2018
I, along with 31 of my Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging the Administration to work closely with Members of Congress to ensure the...
May 18th, 2018
On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and me, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018, which would authorize a nationwide law enforcement...
May 16th, 2018
On May 15th at a press conference, I discussed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vote on Gina Haspel’s nomination and urged a bipartisan effort to confirm her. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be...
May 9th, 2018
Along with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, I introduced the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders.
May 3rd, 2018
I released the following open letter to Texans on the National Day of Prayer:Dear Fellow Texans:On this 67th annual National Day of Prayer, communities across the nation are gathering together, men and women of all faiths,...
June 19th, 2018
I recently discussed my plan to update and reintroduce my 2014 legislation, the HUMANE Act, to keep parents and children who’ve been apprehended at our border together while they wait for their court hearings. Excerpts of my...
June 15th, 2018
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:
June 11th, 2018
Recently on the floor, I discussed the potential national security threat China poses to our country through foreign investment. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
May 29th, 2018
I spoke last week about Congress’s record of accomplishments under Republican control and highlighted economic gains for Texans, regulatory relief for small businesses, and the confirmation of new judges in particular.
May 23rd, 2018
I released the following statement today after the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders, passed the U.S. House of Representatives:
May 21st, 2018
On Friday, I traveled to Santa Fe, Texas after the horrific shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School.
May 16th, 2018
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation to our Justice Served Act of 2018, which would provide funds to...
May 10th, 2018
Along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), I introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to allow Community Development Block Grants to be used to create partnerships with nonprofit...
May 8th, 2018
Recently on the Senate floor, I responded to the attacks on the record and service of President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and urged my colleagues to confirm Gina Haspel. Excerpts...
April 30th, 2018
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I introduced the Substance Abuse Prevent Act to fight drug addiction, including opioids.