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Congressman Farenthold Introduces Cell Location Privacy Act

I introduced the Cell Location Privacy Act Thursday to protect the privacy of cell phone users. This bill continues the work of recently retired member of Congress Jason Chaffetz.

This legislation would require local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using a cell site simulator device to locate a cell phone user. These devices, commonly known as stingrays, can capture data by imitating a cell tower.

Governor Abbott With No Challengers Will Win Reelection!

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The historic Sunset Station in San Antonio was the setting for Governor Greg Abbott’s reelection announcement on Friday, July 14.

Cornyn & Shared Hope Op-Ed: The Next Battle in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Former Congresswoman Linda Smith (R-WA-03), President of Shared Hope International, and I authored the following Op-Ed in the The Hill on the fight against human trafficking, highlighting my bill to end this heinous crime, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act:

National Episcopal Church Urges Defeat of Texas "Bathroom Bill"

In line with concerns that tourism officials have raised about the bathroom bill’s effect on the convention business, Curry and Jennings wrote that the bathroom bill could also keep the national church from holding its 2018 general convention in Austin.

Turner to Trump: “Hold Iran Accountable”

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I released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s recertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal:

Culberson Fulfills Agreement with Houston METRO and Gives Houstonians a Voice in THUD Appropriations Bill

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I included language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill fulfilling his 2015 agreement with Houston METRO to give voters the choice in building the University Line project that will run through Texas’ 7th Congressional District. The THUD bill passed the House Appropriations Committee 31-20 yesterday.

Sessions: Leaving Our Campsite Better Than We Found It

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I released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation to phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards to ensure states have time to properly comply with the appropriate standards:

In Praise of American-Style Citizenship

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On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law and granted birthright citizenship to all those born in the United States who are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government. The purpose of the citizenship clause of that amendment was to overturn the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled black Americans could never become citizens.

Democrats Must End Foot-Dragging on Nominations

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Today on the Senate floor, I urged my Democratic colleagues to stop the endless obstruction of Presidential nominations. 

Because of unprecedented delay and obstruction from our Democratic colleagues, at the current pace, it would take more than 11 years – 11 years – to fully staff the executive branch.

Most of these nominees have sailed through the relevant committees, and some were even nominated by President Obama.

North Korea is a Slave Trader

A new soccer stadium in St. Petersburg, a luxury apartment complex in Moscow, all brought to Russia by North Korean slaves. That is right.

These slaves get almost no wages, no holidays, with little food or sleep. Little Kim not only enslaves his own people at home, he runs an international slave trade.

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