Poe: Bullet Train Builds a Better Future for Texas

As technology evolves, so does transportation. From the days of the horse and buggy and later steam engines, all the way to the hybrid cars of today, our modes of transportation have become faster, more efficient, and safer. Houstonians have seen our highways grow in numbers and expand in width, yet we still face traffic and long commutes.

Cornyn, Hatch, Sullivan, Fischer Introduce Bills to Streamline Permitting Process for Highway Projects


U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and I introduced three bills today to streamline the permitting process for proposed federal highway projects, which would lower costs and reduce the length of the environmental review process without diminishing federal environmental protections or historic preservation standards by allowing states to assume certain permitting and review responsibilities.

FBI Culture - Weak by Comparison


Obviously everyone in this country should be aware of the FBI’s failure to function in a lawful way recently.  McCabe being fired is only the most recent casualty of the FBI.  But is this as a result of only a few ‘bad apples’ in the bunch?  I think not.

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Regarding Recent Bombings in Austin, Texas


I issued a statement yesterday regarding the fourth bombing in Austin, and urged residents to heed the warnings of local officials:

Everything Is Bigger in Texas - Except the Illegal Immigrant Crime Rate


Since day one of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration with crime.

Shooting at Maryland High School Injured Two Students, Quickly Ended by Armed Resource Officer

Tim Cameron, St. Mary’s County Sheriff, said the incident occurred in a hallway at Great Mills High School slightly before 8 A.M. ET when classes would have begun. According to Cameron, the shooter used a handgun to shoot one 16 year old female and one 14 year old male student before a school resource officer opened fire on him.

New Bipartisan Legislation Would Reduce Violence and Security Threats by Stabilizing Fragile Countries

Recently, a bipartisan group of House members introduced legislation to promote more effective development in fragile and unstable countries, addressing the conditions that create safe havens for terrorists, criminal networks, and war lords.

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

Shock and sadness resonated across the country when 38 people were found trapped in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart last July. The lack of ventilation, food and water forced victims to breathe through a hole in the trailer wall, leading to ten deaths. All were victims of human trafficking.

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


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