Agents with the FBI and the IRS raided the private law practice of Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) on Thursday morning.
The Texas Legislature has begun debating Gov. Greg Abbott’s calls for a “convention of states” that could amend the U.S. Constitution.
Immigrants and natives differ more on their opinions about immigration policy than any other issue area, which might explain why so many immigrants who self-identify as Republicans or Independents end up voting for...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of international trade to the U.S and Texas economies. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
February is Black History Month in the United States and I invite you to join me in celebrating it this year by reflecting on the accomplishments African Americans have made in this great nation.
Michael Flynn abruptly quit as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday night, hours after it emerged that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he could be subject to blackmail....
A Texas deputy sheriff discovered 5 kilos of cocaine hidden under the child safety seats of two small children during a traffic stop in Central Texas.
The special prosecutors in the felony fraud case of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s alleged swindling of investors have now pointed the finger directly at the political network of Midland oilman Tim Dunn for trying to taint...
To save American taxpayers’ dollars, I reintroduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act. This bill would terminate or eliminate federal funding for 13 wasteful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs,...
Thursday I addressed the 13th annual Texas Water Day, hosted by the Texas Water Conservation Association, where I reiterated my commitment to reducing federal regulations that impact Texas water rights and water conservation...
America’s problems with TSA have been well-documented. Many of these “security” people are former low-lifes who finally landed the cushy government job.Far too many have delusions of grandeur, and some are blatant...
Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.
Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Wednesday in what some lawmakers called another aggressive action from Russian...
When I met with Admiral Harris of Pacific Command last year, I asked him which nation’s threats concerned him the most. He quickly replied: North Korea. 
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the President’s Cabinet nominations. For the last several weeks, we have been doing all we can to take up and consider the President's nominations...
Thidwick Books is a small, 865-squarefoot bookshop that has been in the same building since 1999, but now it is being forced to either close its doors forever or move away. 
About 188,000 residents near Oroville, Calif., were ordered to evacuate Sunday after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area.
This week, the House will vote on two bills I cosponsored to help veterans after they finish their military service. Our veterans fought hard to protect our freedom, and upon their return, we must fight to ensure that they...
President Trump’s heady campaign rhetoric about possible detente with Russia is coming face to face with the realities of his chaotic new administration. 
Since 1999, Houstonians wake up each Sunday and get ready for church. They get in their cars and tune into 89.3 KSBJ and start their mornings with Tim McDermott on his show “Enter His Gates.” The show features some of...

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