115th Congress

Yesterday on the Senate floor, I urged my colleagues to take up my Fix NICS Act, a bill with broad bipartisan support to help prevent gun violence.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors who use false, deceptive, or unfair marketing to promote dangerously addictive drugs. The DOJ intends to recover the costs of treatment and...
The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied without prejudice. It is assumed that the Court of Appeals will proceed expeditiously to decide this case.” Injunction remains in place, DACA renewal...
I issued the following statement after the President signed Kari’s Law, a bill that amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require multiline telephone systems, common in hotels and offices, to have the...
Bipartisan proposals to provide certainty for Dreamers fared considerably better than enforcement-heavy, hardline bills in the Senate Thursday, but President Trump’s veto threat proved fatal.
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Last year, Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies in West Palm Beach, Florida was sued for a toilet paper dispenser that was not situated at the correct height.  In 2016, a popular Colorado restaurant was forced to close its doors...
CNN has reported that in the months following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, the U.S.
In advance of the vote on $89 billion in disaster relief, I released the following video highlighting the strong Texas spirit in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s damage.
Today Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and I announced we plan to launch a new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. The Planetary Science Caucus will unite members of both...
I'd like to mention briefly two iconic companies that are showing their devotion to Texas in a much different but important manner.  Based in Tyler, they are spreading the good news of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the law that...
Tuesday on the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues to support the Fix NICS Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the background checks system. 
I recently introduced the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations (ALERT) Act, legislation to hold universities that receive federal funding accountable for sexual abuse cases that...
I am encouraged by recent news that Saudi Arabia has decided to give up control of Belgium’s largest mosque that has long been suspected of radicalizing European Muslims. Although Saudi Arabia is a U.S ally in the fight...
Yesterday I voted for the Secure and Succeed Act, a proposed solution for DACA recipients that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults and strengthens border security.  Excerpts of my remarks...
Today on the Senate floor, I told the stories of several DACA recipients in Texas. One of those DACA recipients is Julio Ramos, a biology teacher who is getting his Master’s degree in biomedical informatics. He’s from...
I strongly supported passage of a two-year federal budget that makes a massive leap in rebuilding America’s armed forces while delivering almost $90 billion in disaster relief for Texas and all American families and...
With a federal budget deal completed, the US Senate is now turning its focus to addressing immigration.  On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a group of GOP senators to formally introduce a plan aligning wi
Senate leaders announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday that would provide nearly $300 billion in additional funding, a step likely to avert a Friday government shutdown and end a months-long impasse on...
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed Kari’s Law, a bill that amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require multiline telephone systems, common in hotels and offices, to have the ability to...

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