America’s complicated and broken tax code is hurting our economy and, in turn, American families. That’s why I’ve long said we need a simpler tax code that rewards hard work.
A parade celebrating the Astros World Series Championship will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in downtown Houston.
Tonight, the Houston Astros have a chance to make history when they play the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 7 of the World Series.
I reintroduced two bills recently aimed at lowering health insurance premiums and making lifesaving drugs and devices available to American patients suffering from chronic and life-threatening conditions.
In the last few years, the Port of Corpus Christi has become a leading export port, especially since December 2015, when Congress lifted the 40-year crude oil export ban. Oil and other energy related products shipping from...
In reviewing data on gun violence, there are facts and then there are emotional responses divorced from facts.  Often the gun debate is driven by emotional response to stop the violence and logical assumptions that don’t...
Our American society does not recognize that we have been under ‘assault’ in this country for decades. Our way of life is being changed insidiously every week in ways that escapes us. Yet people seem to remain calm...
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and I, members of the Senate Finance Committee, authored the following op-ed in Forbes addressing how revamping our tax system would impact the energy sector:
The number 77 cents on the dollar is often used when discussing the income of men vs. women but this number is based on aggregate numbers of women versus men workers and it doesn’t take in account why this aggregate number...
I am a lawyer, like many of our members on the Judiciary Committee. I served as a prosecutor and as a judge, and we have a lot of those legal beagles on our Judiciary Committee.
A new story struck my fancy, polar bears hold Russian town hostage. It appears that 20 polar bears are staying put around a coastal Russian town, looking for Walrus meat after a major Walrus migration.
Governments, militaries, and civilizations sometimes ignore history to justify their actions against individuals. A bit of history is important here.When the British controlled the Colonies, they heavily taxed the Colonies....
It’s no secret that our tax system is outdated, overly complicated, and full of loopholes, and anyone in Washington can tell you that tax reform – especially bipartisan tax reform – isn’t easy. 
Words matter. But many of us are too busy to research some of the ‘new’ words springing up in society today.  (They’re coming at us fast and furious.) Consequently we assume we understand and move on with life —...
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 469, the Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of...
Along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), I led a bipartisan letter expressing concern to...
Reps. Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA), Beto O’Rourke, (D-TX), Justin Amash (R-MI) and I introduced the USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans,...
I am working with my colleagues in the House to secure all necessary federal dollars for Texas to help our region rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. This week, the Senate passed the second disaster supplemental...
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and I released the following statement after their bipartisan legislation, the PROTECT Our Children Act, passed the U.S. Senate.
Let me begin with the statement that I think we need to do something about the road problems here in Midland.However, I must oppose the upcoming bond for two reasons.

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