Cornyn, Ratcliffe Op-Ed: Breaking the Link Between Addictive Drugs and Human Trafficking


Representative John Ratcliffe (TX-04) and I authored the following op-ed in the Texas Tribune highlighting our recently introduced Protecting Rights of Those Exploite

Assessing Hurricane Response Efforts at Field Hearing


Last Monday, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment, which I chair, held a field hearing titled, "The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands." 

Today's Democratic Party


I’ve mentioned before that the talking heads of notoriety are now speaking out about communism in the United States.  Recently another great example of this newer phenomena has appeared in the NRA’s Freedom magazine.  Wayne LaPierre wrote an article sharing his view on our current collective of Democrat politicians.  I applaud him for his candor with the interest of helping Americans understand what is really going on in our country

Sessions Votes to Secure our Schools and Keep Our Students Safe

I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical measure to protect American students and campuses across the country:

Congressman Farenthold Introduces Amendment to Protect CCAD


I introduced an amendment to H.R. 1339 during the bill’s markup in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee today to protect army depots throughout the country, including the Corpus Christi Army Depot.

Ukraine: The Forgotten War


Since Russia’s seizure of Crimea in early 2014, American and European efforts to resolve the standoff in Ukraine and reverse Russian aggression have failed. Despite talks, sanctions, and repeated ceasefire agreements, Russian backed separatists, and even Russian troops, continue to instigate violence in eastern Ukraine. Today, the conflict is in danger of being forgotten by the West.

Cornyn Introduces Bill Expanding Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care


Along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), I introduced the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act, legislation that would expand veterans’ access to mental health care services to former service members who may not be eligible to receive health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Calling Out Another Hypocritical Leftist in Their Attack on "Big Oil"


So former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R?) wants big oil to put a warning label on all products that contain fossil fuel.  He recently stated that, "Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has foss

​White House Offers Short Term Immigration Solution: Three Year Extension of DACA and Three Years of Funding for The Wall


With a spending bill that needs to be passed on March 23rd representing the last semi-likely opportunity for any kind of immigration-related legislation to be passed before congressional mid-term elections, the White House has said it would support a deal that extends protections from deportation for 690,000 undocumented dr

The Marxist in the Audience Who Challenged Me


I spent Tuesday night talking to students at UC Santa Barbara about the true record of communism – a chunk of history a rather substantial portion of Americans know nothing about.

Toward the end of my talk I said: even if some Marxists out there try to claim that none of the regimes I’ve discussed tonight constitute true Marxism, I can nevertheless show that their so-called pure Marxism would still be a disaster.


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