Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding Panama’s announcement earlier this week to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan:
What can be learned from action and lack thereof on certain items during this year's legislative session? Do Texas legislators' priorities represent those of their constituencies?
What the State of Texas needs is more un-elected bureaucrats and more management districts able to pass bonds stealthily and meet without notifying the public. Said no one ever. I can't remember the last time I met a tax...
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Democrats promised that passage of the Dodd-Frank Act would reinvigorate a sluggish economy, protect consumers, and end bailouts, but it accomplished just the opposite.
Yesterday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and I introduced H.R. 2829, “Jane’s Law.” This bipartisan legislation works to close loopholes that allow individuals to cross...
Today on the Senate floor, I addressed the Iran Sanctions legislation the Senate is considering this week. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
Today on the Senate floor, I announced that I will introduce a bipartisan amendment to the Iran sanctions legislation requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report a list of airports at which Iranian airline...
 As society grapples with these complex social issues wrought, in part, by the Internet, it's reassuring to know one of the world's biggest online businesses is seeking a solution.
The presentation highlighted significant steps that in-house counsel need to take in anticipation of large scale litigation involving lead contamination of drinking water, as well as other, related environmental issues...
Over the past twelve months, there have been at least 60 peer reviewed studies showing that our present warming isn’t unprecedented or remarkable. Most people do not realize that we are actually living in a cool period,...
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program helps thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide with effective response strategies to support victims and help prevent future abuse. 
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...
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...
Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion with community leaders and executive board members of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso. There, I discussed the importance of trade to the Texas economy, my efforts in...
Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack."
North Korea has released an American college student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, U.S. and North Korean officials said Tuesday. Otto Warmbier’s parents said he was in a...
The terrorist attacks that have swept the United Kingdom mark yet another chapter in the long war by violent Islamist extremists against the free world. Terrorism in Europe is not a new phenomenon.
This week, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which is part of the third “bucket” of Obamacare repeal and replacement. This bill, modeled on successful California litigation reforms, would...
Alright, folks.  I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out.  Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain...
Americans once thought that the horrors of human trafficking were a foreign problem. However, traffickers lurk all around us right here in America.

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