Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and I today introduced the Abolish Human Trafficking Act which strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human...
The following is a live briefing of Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
At dawn, in the hard cold rain of the choppy English Channel, thousands of men-boys, really--aboard landing craft assaulted the beaches in a place called Normandy, France. They were under brutal enemy gunfire and artillery...
Last Saturday, I joined old friends, local biologists and anglers in the final day of the 2017 federal red snapper season. Red snapper fishing, both commercially and recreationally, is a big part of the economy and people’s...
Last month, as fans streamed out of a concert in Manchester, they were met by the worst kind of despicable treachery.A terrorist lay in wait with his time bomb to inflict maximum damage on people, killing as many as he could...
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells...
I was at the White House yesterday for President Trump’s announcement to reform the U.S. Air Traffic Control System.The plan will transfer air traffic control from the FAA to a non-profit public-private corporation, leading...
Donald Trump did the right thing by saying goodbye to the Paris agreement and if nothing else, it will begin an honest debate on climate change science, which if truth be told, is dismal.  The other aspect is that for the...
I have had a lot of fun lately on social media talking about my favorite simple carbohydrate: Double Stuffed Oreos (DSOs). I am being transparent when I wrote that I love consuming these simple carbs.
The Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin was the setting for the election of the Texas Republican Party Chairman on Saturday, June 3rd.  The standing room only crowd filled with State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) members...
San Antonio entered the battle on June 1 when Mayor Ivy Taylor was out voted on her protest of suing over the Sanctuary City SB4. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, filed a lawsuit in federal court...
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 ...
Whether people in a society think that most others can be trusted seems to predict many positive social and economic outcomes.
​Gov. Greg Abbott blames infighting between the House and Senate as the reason he is forced to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in July to consider a laundry list of items, from the so-called bathroom...
When President Obama signed the 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act into law, it created a system that added more than 400 burdensome financial regulations, allowed banks to become “too big to fail" and hurt small businesses and...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Obamacare’s harmful impact as carriers in the state of Texas are pulling out of the exchanges, leaving some areas with only a few options from which to choose.
Yesterday I attended the White House announcement of the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) system reform and modernization initiative.
According to a report sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, remaining in the Paris Climate Accord would cost the American economy and workers 6.5 million jobs and $3 trillion in economic growth by 2040. 
Thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, statewide officials and members of our Republican Congressional delegation and our Texas Legislature who have contacted me, not only with their congratulations, but, more importantly their...
New Republican Party of Texas chairman James Dickey's campaign success was predicated upon the assembly of a number of coalitions who used to be at odds on singular issues but came together for the greater good of Texas and...

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