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.

Today, on the sixteenth anniversary of one of our nation’s darkest hours, we pause and remember the thousands of innocent lives lost, and the heroism of firefighters, law enforcement officials, first responders, and Good...
A Florida mayor issued mandatory evacuation orders for his beachfront community while calling Irma a “nuclear hurricane.” The Category 5 hurricane is expected to hit Florida on Sunday morning.
Due to continuing rain and flooding in Houston, I regret that roadways are blocked and I will be unable to travel out of the city to join Gov. Abbott, Sen. Cornyn, and other state and local officials down in Corpus Christi...
The Texas lawmaker was speaking to the two networks about his state's preparations for the Category 2 hurricane, which is likely to strengthen to a Category 3 by the time it makes landfall. Harvey is expected to be the...
President Trump’s Afghanistan speech on Monday night was a rude awakening for Islamabad. Those in the Pakistani military and intelligence services who thought they could keep betraying the United States while accepting...
Yesterday I issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Barcelona terrorist attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, killing over 13 people and injuring 80 more. Details are still developing.
Earlier this week, I called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into the acts of domestic terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and Saturday.
Last week, I held my third law enforcement roundtable with more than 20 sheriffs, police chiefs, ICE agents and Border Patrol officers. This has proven to be a great tool for increasing communication, collaboration and...
The rogue nation of North Korea is the greatest threat to U.S. national security and to the peace and stability of the entire world. Kim Jong-Un’s recent ICBM tests and revelations that the regime has miniaturized a nuclear...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through...
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.
Two and a half days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and dropped more than 2 feet of rain, thousands of people in Houston and along the Gulf Coast have been displaced. Texas Gov.
Parts of Texas may become uninhabitable for weeks or months according to a Friday morning statement from the National Weather Service.
As Hurricane Harvey grows in strength to a Category 2 storm and approaches Texas, local officials have a message to those considering riding out the storm: "Get out now."
 In these trying circumstances, with no great policy options available to him, we would especially commend Mr. Trump for making a difficult and very presidential decision about future American policy.
Catalan police say the van driver is still on the run on Thursday night. Two men have been arrested. More than 100 injured.
A man who allegedly used a knife to rob a Walgreens drug store on the outskirts of Houston is in jail after police identified him from a very distinctive facial tattoo.
Two unarmed store owners thwarted an armed robbery when they fought off two men with handguns. Police report no injuries from the incident but the two would-be robbers eventually escaped.
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.
I am urging my Democrat colleagues to end their months-long blockade of President Trump’s Executive Branch nominees. 

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