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  • A political tug-of-war is about to break out at the Texas Capitol as Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session kicks off Tuesday. At Abbott’s behest, lawmakers will be back in Austin at a potential cost of roughly $2 million of your tax dollars, to debate...
  • Last week the House Armed Services Committee marked up the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I was proud to see the NDAA for FY18 pass out of committee to give the people protecting us what they need to combat the most...
  • Lawmakers in North Carolina are taking very seriously something that's been described as a “cancer eating at the heart" of the construction industry: The misclassification of craft professionals paid as subcontractors when, by law, they should be...
  • Science plays a critical role in the lives of all Americans. Every day, people around the world devote their lives to science and strive to advance our understanding of such complex subjects as human health and the environment.To uphold the highest...
  • Nationwide one-size-fits-all migration laws aren’t working, so the federal government should let states try their hand at regulating economic visas.

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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...

He stood on the Senate floor in Washington, all 99 senators and the vice president at his attention, and delivered an indictment of the modern era's hyper-politicized environment.
I included language in the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill to urge the Secretary of State to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag known to have flown at the Battle...
We’re great for talking points about being the heart and soul of Texas but when we stand up to say that our businesses are in jeopardy, those same folks don’t seem to listen.
Let’s Just Cut Taxes.  With yet another health care legislation disaster, it is time for the Congressional GOP to come up with another strategy.  At least, they will have one significant victory.  How about cutting taxes? ...
I introduced the Cell Location Privacy Act Thursday to protect the privacy of cell phone users. This bill continues the work of recently retired member of Congress Jason Chaffetz.
Former Congresswoman Linda Smith (R-WA-03), President of Shared Hope International, and I authored the following Op-Ed in the The Hill on the fight against human trafficking, highlighting my bill to end this heinous crime,...
I released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s recertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal:
I released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation to phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards to ensure states have time to properly comply with the appropriate standards:
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...
I introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.
We did not elect you to practice politics. We elected you to use good judgement, and to make sound decisions that benefit Texans.
Saudi Arabia is a crucial ally in the fight against terrorism. Many of the same terrorist organizations that threaten the United States also desire to overthrow the Saudi government and break our partnership.
Criminal justice advocates and fiscal conservatives are pointing to a program in Louisiana aimed at skills training for prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola as a model for how states should go about designing...
Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
The historic Sunset Station in San Antonio was the setting for Governor Greg Abbott’s reelection announcement on Friday, July 14.
In line with concerns that tourism officials have raised about the bathroom bill’s effect on the convention business, Curry and Jennings wrote that the bathroom bill could also keep the national church from holding its 2018...
I included language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill fulfilling his 2015 agreement with Houston METRO to give voters the choice in building the University Line project that will...
On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law and granted birthright citizenship to all those born in the United States who are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government. The purpose of the...
A new soccer stadium in St. Petersburg, a luxury apartment complex in Moscow, all brought to Russia by North Korean slaves. That is right.These slaves get almost no wages, no holidays, with little food or sleep. Little Kim...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018:

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