February 15th, 2018
Over the weekend, I went to the Texas-Mexico border near Laredo. On this, my 20th border trip, I spent time along the river with the Border Patrol.
February 9th, 2018
The State Department has announced that it is adding Pakistan to a special watch list for severe violations of religious freedom. The long overdue decision recognizes that Pakistan’s shameful policies target and encourage...
February 5th, 2018
I released the following statement regarding the public release of the House Intelligence Committee Majority memo.
January 29th, 2018
Peace Corps volunteers represent what is best about America. They are our angels abroad.They give years of their lives to help other people. They build goodwill across the globe for the United States.
January 25th, 2018
I applaud the recent sanctions applied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But there’s more work to be done.
January 23rd, 2018
Rebecca grew up in a small town in southern Oregon. She was on the honor roll, and she played varsity sports.She graduated high school early and immediately enrolled in Oregon State University. However, when her daughter was...
January 21st, 2018
My friend, Sammy Mahon, from Baytown, Texas, drives a jet-black Peterbilt tractor all over America, and he asked this logical question: Why does it take 60 votes for the Senate to make a decision? He said: Well, the rule—I...
January 17th, 2018
Five years ago, one of my constituents—Mr. Victor Lovelady—was brutally killed at the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria. Victor was killed not just for who he was, but also for what he represented. He was killed...
January 12th, 2018
I salute the Houston Fire Department and Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
January 10th, 2018
Monday, I released the following statement after President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act into law.
February 14th, 2018
Last year, Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies in West Palm Beach, Florida was sued for a toilet paper dispenser that was not situated at the correct height. In 2016, a popular Colorado restaurant was forced to close its doors...
February 7th, 2018
Those who meet Asia Graves today are typically struck by her self-assuredness and strength. Nothing in her demeanor or speech hints at the darkness and trauma of her past. The only noticeable clue is the deep scar on her...
February 2nd, 2018
In 1949, the Jewish people declared Jerusalem the capital of their reborn nation. As Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, announced: “There has always been and always will be one capital only – Jerusalem the...
January 26th, 2018
Iran and North Korea continue to threaten the world with their nuclear ambitions. But they do not just terrorize the international community.Iran and North Korea systematically repress and persecute their own people. We all...
January 24th, 2018
North Korea continues to be one of the great menaces of our time. Its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them onto American shores, threatens the lives of millions and needlessly risks a major war...
January 22nd, 2018
It is important that Americans know who the Chinese are, what they are up to, and what their plans are in the future. We will start with North Korea No question about it: China could rein in North Korea and little Kim if...
January 19th, 2018
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee, and I introduced the Job TOOLS for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to expand...
January 16th, 2018
The deviants of the slave trade operate all around us. Human trafficking occurs in our country, our States, and in our cities.
January 11th, 2018
Wednesday, I released the following statement regarding the USA Rights Act, which was offered as an amendment to S. 139 – the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.
January 8th, 2018
Cracks are forming in the iron grip of the Iranian regime. The latest wave of protests sweeping Iran demonstrates yet again that dictatorial regimes are inherently doomed because they lack the enduring consent of the people...