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  • With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, I released the following statement: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has helped bring about the lowest unemployment rate since December 2000, but even with more jobs being created, many...
  • The world today is in a new era of great power rivalry. Resurgent Russia and China are challenging U.S. interests across the globe.Both are rapidly modernizing their militaries to directly challenge America’s dominance on the battlefield and to undermine...
  • At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.Last month, Senator Cornyn...
  • As you may be aware, Texas has roughly 300,000 human trafficking victims, including nearly 79,000 minors who have been forced into prostitution or other forms of sex trafficking. Sadly, Houston has the highest number of trafficking victims nation-wide....
  • I authored the following Op-Ed in the Waco Tribune highlighting the historic reforms included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are already making a difference for Texans and their businesses.New tax law already benefiting Texas...

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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Houston...

Pete Sessions
Today I led 24 of his colleagues in introducing a resolution to provide support to religious leaders and ensure their continued access to affordable housing in the communities they serve. H. Con. Res.
tx man prostituting girl
A Texas man will spend up to 40 years in a state prison for sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution. His girlfriend also pleaded guilty and faces sentencing in the near future.
The shift by terror organizations to the web around 2005 (Al Qaeda, et al.) moved terrorism from the confines of print material and phone conversations into the mainstream. The impacts felt over the past decade were...
Millions of data sheets spit out of the printer inside a thick-walled, secure facility. Across the top are Americans’ names, a list of phone numbers dialed, the time and date called, and the frequency in which they called or...
I released the following statement after voting for a motion that would give Congress a role in the Administration’s imposition of tariffs on imports related to national security:
Recently, Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and I released the following statements after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2259, the bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical...
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China. 
As the war waged in Syria has moved forward with YPG (Kurdish) troops in the North and U.S.-supported FSA and Iraqi Troops in the East, ISIS took major hits and was reduced in operational functionality over 2017.
Well ahead of the next regular session of the Texas Legislature, starting in January, the issue of whether cities can require private employers to provide paid sick leave is shaping up as a potentially major debate for...
Can we just stop? I know it's the fault of people on the left AND the right, but could we just stop politicizing EVERY issue and every item? We're politicizing food; most recently with Blue Bell ice cream, and over the past...
Brett Kavanaugh
Today on the floor, I discussed the latest Democrat stall tactic to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.  
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​Members of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered to endorse Republican Representative John Culberson (TX-7) at a Burton construction site in Houston on Friday, July 7.
Judge Kavanaugh
We've already begun to hear rumblings from our Democratic colleagues that they're going to want to see every scrap of paper that ever came across Brett Kavanaugh's desk, and my suggestion would be they focus on his twelve...
This bill will help address the looming water crisis facing North Texas and provide certainty to Texas’ water supply.
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I sent a letter to General Gustave F.
Texas has released a plan for how it wants to use some settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Hurricane Harvey recovery.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
military veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military veterans, including one of the creators of the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, and a policy expert responded with concern to reports that the...
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts. 
Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last night, I discussed the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and...

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