April 20th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of the non-profit Mercy Ships of Garden Valley, Texas, in recognition of their...
April 11th, 2018
Yesterday I questioned General Darren W. McDew on military vulnerabilities with U.S. Transportation Command [TRANSCOM], including cyber threats to commercial and space assets. I also discussed various training exercises...
March 28th, 2018
Recently, the Commerce Department announced that it would add a new question to the 2020 census asking respondents whether they were citizens of the United States. The news comes after U.S. Sens.
March 20th, 2018
I issued a statement yesterday regarding the fourth bombing in Austin, and urged residents to heed the warnings of local officials:
March 1st, 2018
I recently penned the following letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, urging the Department of Defense to recommend the development and deployment of a space-based missile defense in the 2018 Missile Defense Review (...
February 16th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Andy Oldham to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:...
January 29th, 2018
This past week, I was proud to join Sen.
January 24th, 2018
I joined Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution declaring this week ‘National School Choice Week.’ I also praised Texans celebrating student opportunity and school choice at the over 3,900 school...
January 16th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
January 15th, 2018
I recently introduced the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers (VET) Protection Act of 2017, which would ensure union activity does not undermine the service and care of our veterans and is not subsidized by taxpayers. The...
April 19th, 2018
Yesterday I delivered a floor speech recognizing the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day.Watch my floor speech in its entirety here. The full text of my remarks is below:
April 2nd, 2018
Last week, I penned the following op-ed for San Antonio Express-News, urging Texas universities to protect the First Amendment and “challenge young people to engage with concepts that they have never seen before, including...
March 23rd, 2018
U.S. Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and I called on the Supreme Court to make an audio recording of oral arguments in the highly-anticipated Trump v. Hawaii case available immediately after arguments conclude on...
March 12th, 2018
I released the following statement regarding my support for the First Amendment Defense Act, which I introduced with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). The First Amendment Defense Act would prevent discrimination by the federal...
February 28th, 2018
I recently participated in a town hall at Philadelphia Energy Solutions with refinery workers from along the East Coast. There, I met with and took questions from employees, and toured the facility.
February 9th, 2018
I released the following statement in advance of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony, recognizing the three Texans on the U.S. Olympic team:
January 25th, 2018
Since the Hudson Institute's establishment under Herman Kahn in 1961, it emerged during the Cold War as a leading voice against the irrational madness of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
January 18th, 2018
I penned an op-ed for The Washington Post urging the administration to enforce economic sanctions on both North Korean and third-party entities.
January 15th, 2018
I issued the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
January 12th, 2018
Yesterday, On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and I introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent...