Trump, Manchester and the Counterterrorism Road Ahead


President Trump kicked off his international diplomacy efforts over the weekend with a trip to Saudi Arabia that began the first global reset of American diplomatic efforts we’ve had this century.

Rep. Poe on H.R. 1039, The "Probation Officer Protection Act"


On this legislation, I think it is important that individuals understand probation officers. I worked at the courthouse in Houston, Texas, as a prosecutor and then as a criminal court judge for 22 years.

I had probation officers report to me. That was our system. I knew a lot of probation officers, Federal and State. I think our society does not understand how important their job is.

When Farmers Succeed, America Succeeds

Our nation's broken tax code is a major impediment to the success of American farmers, ranchers, and businesses of all sizes. That's why, in coordination with President Trump and our colleagues in the Senate, we are moving forward aggressively on pro-growth tax reform that focuses on job creation and economic growth.

National Police Week


This week is National Police Week. It is an opportunity for us to recognize and express our appreciation for the law enforcement officers and first responders that put their lives on the line every day.

In honor of National Police Week, I joined my colleagues on the House floor to honor our law enforcement officers and those that selflessly sacrifice to protect us.

Cornyn, Cruz Seek Info on Zika Prep Efforts, Available Funding for Texas from Administration


On the brink of peak mosquito season in Texas, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking about how her agency is coordinating with Texas public health officials to prepare for the Zika virus threat this summer and how the CDC plans to spend its remaining Zika prevention funds.

Down-Ballot Republican Candidates Will Lose Under Straight Ticket Ban


Opponents of the ban on straight-ticket voting said they’re worried Ron Simmon’s bill will lead to lower voter turnout.

Abbott Is Calling For $220M To Fully Fund His Prek-4 Program


Contact your State Rep and Senator on PreK-4 funding. If and when a Special Session is called, State Reps and Senators will be asked to add $220 million dollars to the budget to fully fund Governor Abbott’s misguided PreK-4 program which was cut from the budget during the regular session.

#Ransomware Response: What you need to know about the WannaCry attack


Late last week, the NHS (Healthcare System) in the UK was kidnapped by a ransomware attack that locked down computers and shut off healthcare to scores of people across the UK. The culprit — Wannacry — a ransomware attack that is believed to be based on a set of stolen NSA hacking tools.

Fear or Faith? How My Christian Faith Led Me to Understand and Love My Daughter’s Transgender Classmate


I’m a politically conservative Christian. Six years ago, God blessed my husband and me with a beautiful daughter. Like all parents, we want to do everything we can to keep her safe.

Cornyn’s Bipartisan Veterans’ Recruitment Bill Passes Senate Unanimously


I released the following statement after the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, passed the Senate today.  The legislation will prioritize the U.S.


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