115th Congress

Today I asked President Trump to immediately announce a delay of Obama’s fiduciary rule. This misguided rule was yet another example of the Obama Administration’s one-size-fits-all approach to governing that allowed...
Last Friday, thousands of Americans descended on Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life.
U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and I introduced a bill to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop plans for the future of U.S.
Iran remains the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror and the biggest destabilizing force in the Middle East, despite the lopsided deal struck by the former Administration.
Last week I proposed a bill to require the declassification and release to the public of information on past terrorist activities of individuals detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, who have been transferred or...
Last week, the House and Senate took an important first step towards the repeal and replacement of Obamacare by passing a budget resolution.
Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and I introduced H.R. 440, the SHAME Act. The bi-partisan bill will ensure that federal judges have the ability to publish the names and photographs of criminals...
Yeserday I reintroduced two bills, alongside Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) respectively, that will protect Americans from the threat of radical Islamic terror, directing...
Obamacare hurts millions of Americans with increasingly high premiums and deductible costs for individuals, families, and businesses. That's why one of the first things that Congress is doing this term is repealing and...
On Friday I spoke about the need to repeal Obamacare and provide the American people with a more affordable alternative during an interview with Fox News’ Happening Now
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and I introduced legislation Monday to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. ...
For decades Members on both sides of the aisle have supported the Hyde Amendment, a critical measure that prevents any federal funding of abortions. I firmly believe that it is morally wrong to use any hard earned taxpayer...
I look forward to continuing the progress we have made on the Space, Science, and Competitiveness subcommittee in advancing a bipartisan NASA reauthorization bill that will provide NASA with the stability it needs and ensure...
This week the House passed Kari's Law Act 2017 (H.R. 582). This legislation is designed to prevent another tragedy by requiring all Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) to have a default setting that allows people to directly...
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.
I spoke about the importance of intelligence gathering capabilities at yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to be Director of the Central Intelligence...
I am in support of a measure to amend the Security Act to define an "angel investor group" and to clarify the definition of general solicitation to ensure that startup companies are able to participate in events such as "...
Last week, the U.S. House passed H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, a bill designed to provide greater congressional oversight of burdensome regulations issued during the final days of a president’s term. 
The new Congress hit the ground running last week to show support for Israel in the wake of the United Nations anti-Israel resolution passed last December.
Today I voted in support of H. Res. 11, which rejects the recent anti-Israel United Nations resolution. The House adopted the opposition measure by a vote of 342 to 80. The UN resolution condemned some Israeli settlements...

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