Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

A grand jury in Texas returned a felony indictment against a man accused of grabbing a MAGA hat from a teen’s head at a San Antonio Whataburger in July.
In advance of the U.S. Army Futures Command’s activation ceremony in Austin Friday, I discussed the importance of the new command on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
For 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article 1 constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” In today’s dangerous world we...
Following the President’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, U.S.
You may have already heard or read about the scheduled ‘protest’ in Portland this weekend.  And sure enough, it happened, just as predicted.  Yes, we knew that Antifa was going to be present and accounted for — and they were...
Recently the final John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 conference report passed the Senate, and it will now head to the President’s desk for signature. 
The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads.
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of...
tx man prostituting girl
A Texas man will spend up to 40 years in a state prison for sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution. His girlfriend also pleaded guilty and faces sentencing in the near future.
Police in Montgomery County, Texas, are searching for an apparently shackled woman. A doorbell camera captured an image of the subject ringing a bell at 3 a.m. on Friday.
Iran is continuing its march across the Middle East. At this moment, it is consolidating its gains in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Iraq. 
London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that a man was under arrest on suspicion of terrorism after driving through a group of pedestrians and then ramming a gate outside the Houses of Parliament in the British capital....
President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:
With an unsecured border and 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in America today, it’s clear our nation’s immigration system is broken and has failed to do its job for many years. For the sake of our national security...
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station discovered unexploded WWII-era ordnance near the Arizona-Mexico border. The unexploded round appears to have become unearthed during recent rains in the...
Adidas declined to comment on whether the chip could be a vector of a Russian hack.
Congressmen, Roger Williams (TX-25), Michael McCaul (TX-10), John Carter (TX-31), and I announced that the U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas as the site for its Futures Command Center.
WWI Memorial
One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, the war to end all wars came to an end. Over 4 million American doughboys went off to fight on the battlefields and in the brutal trenches of Europe. 
The shift by terror organizations to the web around 2005 (Al Qaeda, et al.) moved terrorism from the confines of print material and phone conversations into the mainstream. The impacts felt over the past decade were...

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