In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and what kind of policies should be rejected – in...
I released the following statement after a bipartisan bill I authored with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to crack down on elder abuse was signed into law by the President today.
Today I penned the following op-ed for the New York Times urging the State Department to relist N
Unfortunately, the "merit-based" reforms Trump and his allies propose are unlikely to advance any of these aims and, if anything, will hurt American workers by slowing economic growth and eliminating jobs.
I applauded EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s Monday announcement that he is ending “sue and settle” practices within the agency, and urged my colleagues in Congress to pass the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and...
“We’ve learned from experience that sometimes the FEMA dollars and the SBA loans that people get is just not enough, especially for vulnerable populations,” says Rene Solis, Senior Vice President at BakerRipley.
Last night I debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a CNN Town Hall regarding tax reform. During the debate, I called for eliminating the estate tax, also known as death tax, as a part of tax reform.
Yesterday I discussed the importance of modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the fourth round of negotiations between the United States, Mexico, and Canada come to a close.
Standing at the base of the Alamo Cenotaph, Lee Spencer White is surrounded by descendants of the Alamo defenders during a rally in San Antonio on Saturday, October 14 to save the memorial dedicated to the fallen Alamo...
I authored the following op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News over the weekend on how the principles laid out in the Republican framework for tax reform would benefit Texans: 
I recently issued the following statement regarding the situation involving the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government and the Government of Iraq:
While many are rejoicing at the fall of Raqqa and the freeing of thousands of trapped civilians, ISIS has retrenched itself in the Oil Rich Deir Ezzor Countryside from Al Qurraya through Qa’im and while maintaining a...
Recently on the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of passing the FY2018 Budget Resolution, which is necessary to enacting tax reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here. 
Civic engagement is, after all, about engagement. Boring or narrow issues don’t attract voters. But if you interest them, they will come.
On the Senate floor, I discussed a recent bipartisan meeting at the White House on tax reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here. 
For years, Lynda could not bring herself to speak about her past turmoil and nightmares. Lynda is finally telling about her tortured life.When she was 16, two neighborhood boys drugged and sexually assaulted her. Highly...
The Obama regime, even though in possession of the above information, learned through FBI investigations and using undercover agents and private citizens cooperating with law enforcement, did nothing for years after learning...
"Study, delay, no money, not worth it, other priorities," these are just some of the excuses for inaction in regards to our regional flooding problem.
A military chief, General Eduardo Ano, told reporters yesterday, "Isnilon Hapilon and the last of the dreaded Maute brothers, Omarkhayam, are both dead." The Straits Times Reported yesterday that Isnilon Hapilon, the leader...
I’ve heard a great deal of disbelief come from contacts of mine regarding nuclear weapons and N. Korea.  If we listen to ‘the media’, it sounds like they’re just making a lot of noise with no real threat of truly hurting us...

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