January 16th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
January 4th, 2018
I issued the following statement commending the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for changing its policy to ensure houses of worship are now eligible for federal disaster relief assistance.
December 21st, 2017
Co-written with Emma Ashford
December 8th, 2017
ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that's surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it's a prime example of a campaign promise kept.
August 24th, 2017
President Donald Trump took office with a promise to drain the swamp, but the federal agency that manages the government’s two million civilian employees is making it harder to do that. Under a new policy, the Office of...
August 11th, 2017
We are now almost eight months into the Trump administration. There are 564 key positions that are political appointees, of these, 370 have no nominees, 7 are awaiting nominations and 139 formally nominated but most not...
August 2nd, 2017
I am urging my Democrat colleagues to end their months-long blockade of President Trump’s Executive Branch nominees.
July 13th, 2017
Republicans on Capitol Hill have now proposed spending $1.6 billion of your tax dollars – not Mexico’s money – for construction of a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico.The Hill reports:
June 15th, 2017
Regardless of the constitutionality of the President’s executive order, the potential for abuse should be obvious to all. Arbitrary visa bans for uncertain periods are no way for the government of a developed nation to run...
June 8th, 2017
Today I questioned former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be downloaded ...
January 10th, 2018
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
January 3rd, 2018
I issued the following statement in support of the peaceful protestors speaking out against the Iranian regime:
December 20th, 2017
President Trump’s new National Security Strategy puts the safety of Americans first. Unlike the previous Administration, President Trump articulated a clear and convincing plan for America’s national security and foreign...
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...
August 22nd, 2017
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.
August 4th, 2017
The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 209,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
July 19th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I urged my Democratic colleagues to stop the endless obstruction of Presidential nominations. Because of unprecedented delay and obstruction from our Democratic colleagues, at the current pace, it...
June 28th, 2017
Shortly after the announcement Monday, Trump celebrated the high court's decision, saying in a statement that it was a "clear victory for our national security" that would allow the travel suspension to "become largely...
June 8th, 2017
The following is a live briefing of Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.