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Questioning Mylan on the Rising Price of EpiPens

Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate the massive increase in the price of EpiPens. Drug pricing is overly complex and in the last few years we have seen several examples of companies purchasing drugs and driving the prices up dramatically to increase profits. When Mylan aquired the EpiPen several years ago it cost around $100 for a pair of EpiPens (one dose).

Democrats Pushing Country Towards Shutdown for Political Gain

Zika posterToday on the Senate floor, I discussed the latest bill to responsibly fund the government and provide $1.1 billion in anti-Zika funding for states like Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the speech can be found here.

Tuesdays in Texas: Richard King

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Richard King is one of the many faces who shaped the ethics of hard work and endurance that define Texan values. He is the founder of King Ranch, but started his career as a river man, steamboat businessman, and later a livestock capitalist. He was born in New York City in 1824 to a poor Irish family. At only nine years old, Richard was indentured to a jeweler. However, he soon escaped as a stowaway on the Desdemona, a massive ship headed to Alabama.

3 Men Indicted for Attempted Assassination of Texas Judge, Says FBI

A federal indictment has been unsealed in connection with the attempted assassination of Texas District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November 2015.

Protecting Refugees: Camp Liberty

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An estimated 1,200 Iranian dissidents remain in Camp Liberty in Iraq at the mercies of the proIranian government in Baghdad. These refugees, mainly members of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (otherwise known as the MEK) are unarmed, innocent people who have been forced to flee their homes because of their opposition to the tyrannical theocratic regime in Tehran.

Cornyn Statement on President’s Veto of JASTA

I released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow victims, including the families of those lost on September 11th 2001, to hold foreign sponsors of terrorism on the U.S. homeland accountable. 

Why School Choice is critical to Texas

Many of us take education for granted. After all, there are plenty of public schools in Texas, right? Unfortunately, some schools in Texas are failing or are underperforming.

Pakistan: Friend Or Foe In The Fight Against Terrorism?

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On May 21, 2016, a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour. To no one’s surprise, at the time of his death Mansour was in southwestern Pakistan. The drone strike Pakistan’s longstanding support for terrorist groups. For example, Pakistan openly supported the Afghan Taliban both before and after the extremists took control of Kabul in 1996.

Texas Prolife Prelates Fight Back

There are times when the only thing to do is to fight fire with fire.  The San Antonio Express-News ran a full page ad, ‘Statement in Response to Catholics for Choice’ by Texas Prolife Prelates, on page A7 in the Sunday paper, September 18, 2016.   Precisely the same page that the Catholics for Choice used on September 12 to spread their deceptive message that Catholics support abortion.

The Truth about Foreign-Born Domestic Terrorists

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These two men share many characteristics: their Islamic faith, sex and age are nearly identical. They were also both born abroad. Adan immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was two years old, according to the Washington Post. Rahami was a naturalized citizen who was born in Afghanistan but it is unclear when and what visa he used to arrive.

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