May 22nd, 2018
As Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee, I joined Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), who is a senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member on its Terrorism,...
May 16th, 2018
Rice University Student Body President Justin Onwenu was born in Detroit, grew up in Alabama and moved around a lot as a kid. He lived in rural, suburban, and urban Alabama with his mom.
May 14th, 2018
On May 14th, 1836, Texas officially became a free and independent nation. After the decisive victory at San Jacinto a few weeks earlier, interim Texas president David G. Burnett met with the defeated Antonio Lopez de Santa...
May 10th, 2018
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and I released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed by bipartisan vote, H.R. 2152, ...
May 1st, 2018
It is a distinct honor for me to talk about the great relationship we have with Serbia as co-chair of the Congressional Serbia Caucus. Serbia is a great friend of the United States. As a Texan, I have great admiration for...
April 27th, 2018
America’s Peace Corps volunteers are our angels abroad. They represent the very best we have in America, but right now, we are not doing enough to protect them.
April 23rd, 2018
Identity theft is a problem across the United States. It affects millions of Americans each year.
April 17th, 2018
The Russians lied.In 2013, the Russian bear entered into a sweeping agreement with the United States. The deal, Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons would be removed by the middle of 2014.Russia would guarantee this agreement...
April 11th, 2018
Last week Bill Keating (MA-09), the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and Ranking Member, and I introduced House Resolution 810 to reaffirm the vital importance of the US-...
April 6th, 2018
I rise today to honor the brave men and women of the Spring Fire Department. For 65 years, Spring firefighters have run in where we run out.
May 21st, 2018
Human trafficking is a plague on our city, town and nation. It is a menace to our society and must not be tolerated. Fortunately, we have outstanding organizations brave enough to bring awareness to this horrific crime. ...
May 15th, 2018
The skies of Houston, Texas were filled with ominous clouds on May 17, 2016. The school bell rang, dismissing students from John Marshall Middle School.
May 11th, 2018
It’s that time of year again, ballparks are back in swing. You will be hard pressed not to find a little league game being played just about any day of the week. Most kids know the thrill of lacing up their cleats, wearing a...
May 3rd, 2018
Our historic relationship with the Arab Gulf states is strategically crucial. The ties we maintain allow us to project power to contain threats like Iran and secure key shipping lanes for global commerce while also providing...
April 30th, 2018
I released the following statement following the historic summit between North and South Korea.
April 25th, 2018
The first board of her keel landed on the dockyard with a loud thump. It was 107 years ago today, April 17, 1911.One year later, she sailed smoothly into Newport News, Virginia, harbor, christened the USS Texas, BB–35. She...
April 20th, 2018
Alexander Hamilton was 21 years of age; Aaron Burr, 20 years of age; James Monroe, 18; James Madison, 25 years old. These young Founding Fathers, some of America’s most notable names, were college age when they stood against...
April 16th, 2018
Down in Houston, Texas, you can find several remarkable individuals celebrating huge milestones this year. Clarewood House Senior Community is home to 11 centenarians.Centenarians, simply put, are people who live to see over...
April 10th, 2018
I released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation announcement regarding the seizure of Backpage.com.
April 4th, 2018
I released the following statement regarding a potential deployment of the U.S. Military to the U.S- Mexico border.