October 16th, 2017
Last week, I toured areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey with Governor Greg Abbott, including Rockport, Port Aransas and Refugio. Debris removal and housing continue to be top priorities, and with most schools reopened (...
October 11th, 2017
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
October 10th, 2017
Today's repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan marks the next crucial step in a new era of transparency based on sound science. Through several hearings and oversight of the former administration's overregulation, the...
October 4th, 2017
Last week, after a caller to a radio program I was on suggested it, I reintroduced the Properly Reducing Overexemptions For Sports Act or PRO Sports Act. This legislation would exclude major professional sports leagues from...
September 27th, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Tuesday, Reps. Ted Poe (TX-02), Brian Babin (TX-36), John Culberson (TX-07), Al Green (TX-09), Gene Green (TX-29), and Pete Olson (TX-22) introduced the bipartisan Texas Flood Accountability Act of 2017,...
September 14th, 2017
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...
September 6th, 2017
During my trip to Corpus Christi, Rockport, Austin, all around the state, these are the stories I heard in Houston, Beaumont, and other cities; all of them devastated. But in none of them was their spirit destroyed
August 31st, 2017
Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation recently argued that the RAISE Act, a bill introduced by Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA), wou
August 18th, 2017
I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26, 2017 - November 1, 2017....
October 12th, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state’s congressional delegation could get “rolled” on a hurricane relief bill that is about to be voted on in the House of Representatives. The governor expressed his disappointment in...
October 11th, 2017
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
October 6th, 2017
Yesterday, I, along with Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), filed H.R.
September 28th, 2017
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...
September 19th, 2017
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...
September 12th, 2017
The Abolish Human Trafficking Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S.
September 5th, 2017
The Trump administration on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA -- a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
August 25th, 2017
President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, H.R. 2288, into law this past Wednesday.
August 10th, 2017
Supporters of the RAISE Act are counting on the media, voters, and policy makers to focus on talking points supporting the bill rather than its actual substance. Those supporters want the debate over this bill to be “...