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“We find ourselves in a critical phase to help the thousands of Puerto Ricans who urgently need help and to determine the serious damages caused by Hurricane Maria,” Governor Rosselló said in a statement.
 Hurricane Harvey is shaping up to be a major theme for the next Texas legislative session. House Speaker Joe Straus is asking committees to begin working on long-term solutions to Harvey-related problems. Straus wants...
Today on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of the United States remaining proactive with national security measures by reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Excerpts of my remarks...
As our nation begins to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 470 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation...
I appeared on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ and Fox News’ ‘Hannity,’ to discuss my priorities for fundamental tax reform.When asked about my objectives on tax reform on ‘Mornings with Maria,’ I discussed the need for...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted recovery efforts led by our military during natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, as the Senate considers the National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of my remarks are...
"I'm going to aggressively demand answers on how his tragic event took place," Gov. Rick Scott said. "... I am also asking available first responders to immediately check in with the health care facilities in their area to...
Today on the Senate floor, I commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and discussed the importance of passing the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for our nation’s military....
State officials say it could take up to months before homeowners see any state or federal relief and that has revived some talk about the governor calling lawmakers back to the capitol for a 2nd special session to look for...
I announced that I intend to vote ‘yes’ on the Hurricane Harvey relief package today.I am very pleased that we were able to get strong bipartisan support for major federal relief for the millions of Texans hurting from...
My OPEN Government Data Act is one step closer to becoming law, after the bill’s language was included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the Senate passed Monday evening.
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I yesterday introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, which would make houses of worship eligible for Federal...
Indivisible Denton asserts that their agenda is merely “being involved in political activity that’s democratic in nature “and their actions are “no more radical than that”[i], while attempting to discredit and savage the...
As power is restored, debris cleared and water in the northern party of the district I represent recedes, people are starting to rebuilt their lives after Hurricane Harvey. It is important that people are aware of resources...
I released the following statement after supporting the passage of all 12 appropriations bills:
Earlier this week I announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement.
Symbolic of poor planning and neglect of our regional flooding problem, the City of Houston has a proposed bond issue for November of around $1.6 billion, and the amount for flood control is zero! This time we need to get it...
After months of talking with those who live and work along the Texas border and my colleagues in Congress, this past week I introduced border security legislation called the Building America’s Trust Act.
Today I voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund...
Yesterday,  I voted in support of the $7.85 billion emergency supplemental appropriations package for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The House passed H.Res. 502, Making Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief, by a...

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