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Andrew Breitbart once said, "If you can't sell freedom or liberty, you suck."  Yep, that pretty much sums up my weekend at the Texas GOP convention a few weekends ago.  Let me expound.
I penned an op-ed for Fox News expressing my support for the nomination of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the op-ed, I highlight Sen. Lee's track record of success and proven dedication to the U.S.
My top priority in Washington continues to be getting federal assistance to our neighbors impacted by Harvey. I work each day to ensure families and businesses affected by the storm have access to the financial help they...
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
Pakistan continues to be an unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. For two decades, we have hoped that Pakistan would clear the terrorist safe havens along the Afghan border and end its support for terrorist...
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense. This is the fourth of twelve appropriations bill to be passed by...
All of us have been touched by cancer, either through a loved one or through the experience of a personal diagnosis. Without adequate funding from Congress, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) would not be able to facilitate...
While world leaders and CEOs of global companies are in town for the 2018 World Gas Conference, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and I introduced the Protect European Energy Security Act. The bill requires the...
Recently, I voted yes on important legislation that supports the House’s continued action to fight sex and drug traffickers. H.R.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said on Wednesday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S. judicial body, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly...
Yesterday, I released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Long-Term Disaster Recovery Investment Plan.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will allow protesters to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby during the U.S. president’s upcoming visit, Khan’s office said on Thursday.
The Trump administration plans to encourage colleges to ignore race in their admissions process, abandoning guidelines that called on universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal and...
I am pleased to see the EPA move forward with its policy of allowing for temporary hardship relief from its annual Renewable Volume Obligations. While renewable fuels play an important role in our country’s all-of-the-above...
Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I attended the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America’s (SARDAA) presentation of the Hearing Voices of Support (HVoS) Perception Changing Art...
At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific...
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted the standard of confirming Supreme Court Justices during mid-term election years by former President Obama.  Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
I released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act: 
Following my recent visit to the Rio Grande Valley, I addressed the flooding in South Texas on the Senate floor.  Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the approval of the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) $5 billion Hurricane Harvey recovery plan. At the time of the announcement, I said the...

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