I was recently recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities im
We are in a new age of warfare. Once was a time when bombs, bullets, ships, planes, tanks, and artillery were all that great powers needed to vanquish or intimate their foes.
This week, Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA-3) and I, co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, called on the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) to address a report from the Veterans Affairs Office of...
Today I appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to discuss the Democrats’ coordinated disruption during the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Excerpts...
A federal judge in Houston is not a fan of protections for young undocumented immigrants but, for now, has rejected a request from the State of Texas to shut down a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. ...
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A federal judge in Texas on Friday denied the state's request to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying the state had waited too long to file the suit and the results of ending the...
A grand jury in Texas returned a felony indictment against a man accused of grabbing a MAGA hat from a teen’s head at a San Antonio Whataburger in July.
Our lawmakers talk a lot about our broken immigration system these days, but they have not been productive in fixing it. The latest liberal talking point is to call for abolishing ICE.
Ten years ago, Russian tanks rolled across the border into the independent nation of Georgia. I was there and saw the little green men with my own eyes. After five days of bloody fighting, with thousands of innocent...
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The tax reform we enacted last year is producing results. Instead of having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, the United States is a more attractive place to work and save and invest.
The socialist movement is not a recent phenomena.  It has, in fact, been gaining ground over several decades of constant ‘pushing’ by the Left.  One of the many early proponents of socialism in America was Norman Thomas
Judge Brett Kavanaugh promised to serve as an independent justice if confirmed to the Supreme Court, as he sparred with Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his views and past work for former...
As a mother I can’t imagine the pain of a parent when losing a child under any circumstance, but especially under a tragic circumstance. I have family and friends close to me who have gone through such a painful ordeal, but...
It would seem that a good deal of people still don’t know what’s going on in this country.  And it would seem that the three primary reasons for this situation are: ignorance, apathy, and propaganda.  You either don...
Billionaire George Soros is undermining our democratic allies in Europe. For decades he has spent billions of dollars financing activists, journalists, and politicians to challenge democratically elected leaders who do not...
If you’ve read any of my articles on this topic in the past, they were only a lead-in to what we know now.  Some view the Democratic Socialist of America party (DSA) as merely a small handful of malcontents who just want...
This week, at a press conference, I highlighted the work Chairman Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee have done in ensuring a thorough vetting process for Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation with more than 400,000...
Police in Montgomery County, Texas, are searching for an apparently shackled woman. A doorbell camera captured an image of the subject ringing a bell at 3 a.m. on Friday.
In advance of the U.S. Army Futures Command’s activation ceremony in Austin Friday, I discussed the importance of the new command on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here. 

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