Even before last Friday’s executive order on immigration, lawyers told Tim Wilson not to bother hiring a Vietnamese national—an expert in “nanoscale structured material”—for a Silicon Valley startup.The reason? Given the...
A group of inmates was locked in an hours-long standoff Wednesday after they took hostages -- including guards -- at a maximum-security prison in Smyrna, Delaware, forcing corrections officials to lock down all five of...
On Friday, January 20th, the world’s oldest and greatest democracy witnessed the peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President. 
Tonight President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch will be his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice to serve as our next Supreme Court Justice. A jurist of the highest caliber, he has...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and I introduced legislation Monday to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. ...
Donald Trump has formally ordered up his border wall built and it could cost the federal government as much as $30 billion. Top Republicans in the Texas Legislature have for months speculated that walling off the U.S.-Mexico...
After it was announced that the Commissioners Court is set to consider another round of special prosecutor payments this Monday, January 30, I began receiving many calls, asking for information, as well as my position on...
Today, we pause to remember all victims of the Holocaust, including the six million Jews who were murdered as part of a deliberate, genocidal campaign that sought to exterminate the Jewish people.
U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and I introduced a bill to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop plans for the future of U.S.
There I was, anti-war, anti–capital punishment, even vegetarian, and a firm believer that social justice cannot be won at the cost of violence. Well, this sure looked like violence. How had I agreed to make this hideous act...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
The theme for this year’s 44th March for Life, held on January 27th on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington DC, was ‘The Power of One’, but for all practical purposes ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ signage was...
She was a 14-year-old girl when she was forced into sex trafficking. Her name is Tina Frundt.Like so many other trafficking victims, she was lured away from the safety of her home—a home nearby to the United States Capitol—...
President Trump on Tuesday told a group of drug company executives gathered for a meeting at the White House that they need to "get prices down.""You folks have done a tremendous job but we have to get prices down," Trump...
Last Friday, thousands of Americans descended on Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life.
Following a federal judge’s ruling blocking new rules about the disposal of fetal remains in this state, the powerful Chairman of the Texas House State Affairs Committee did something on Saturday he has never done during the...
Late Friday afternoon, federal Judge Sam Sparks issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the State of Texas from enforcing new rules for abortion facilities requiring the humane disposition of the bodies of babies who have...
For decades Members on both sides of the aisle have supported the Hyde Amendment, a critical measure that prevents any federal funding of abortions. I firmly believe that it is morally wrong to use any hard earned taxpayer...
I look forward to continuing the progress we have made on the Space, Science, and Competitiveness subcommittee in advancing a bipartisan NASA reauthorization bill that will provide NASA with the stability it needs and ensure...
A newly released report from the University of Texas in Austin revealed that there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in the Lone Star State. Nearly 79,000 of those are minors.

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