August 29th, 2016
Free trade has taken a lot of hits this campaign season. Candidates from both parties have argued that this core tenet of capitalism should be completely rewritten, if not entirely erased. The reasoning goes something like...
August 15th, 2016
Friday I sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding answers following media reports that the Department of Justice declined an FBI recommendation to pursue a criminal investigation into the Bill, Hillary...
August 1st, 2016
Last week I announced that the North American Development Bank (NADB) and the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (NAWSC) have signed a $1.89 million grant agreement to support the construction of a new regional wastewater...
July 26th, 2016
The Remedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act, or “Casey’s Law,” ensures that when countries put Americans at risk by refusing to accept deported criminals, those countries are held accountable.
July 20th, 2016
Aiming to get away this summer?If you land in the nation’s capital, you may see more familiar faces than you would expect. And while I’m willing to bet you’ll recognize two Texas icons, I won’t make the same bet that they...
July 12th, 2016
Last Thursday night, hundreds gathered in downtown Dallas to engage in a peaceful protest. Dozens of police officers were on hand to make sure that these protesters could exercise their rights under the First Amendment to...
July 6th, 2016
Today on the Senate floor I called for the release of the FBI’s interview of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of their investigation into her use of an unsecured, private email server.
June 29th, 2016
In remarks on the Senate floor, I spoke about legislation funding anti-Zika efforts and supporting veterans that was filibustered by Senate Democrats Tuesday.
June 22nd, 2016
Last week during a press conference, I discussed the importance of passing an amendment introduced by U.S.
June 14th, 2016
I know the country is in shock and still trying to evaluate as we continue to learn from the FBI's investigation more about the terrorist attack in Orlando, one that killed almost 50 people and, of course, left dozens...
August 26th, 2016
Concerns about the Clinton Foundation are not new, but information that has recently come to light demonstrates once again that concerns are absolutely warranted.
August 9th, 2016
The City of Brownsville has received a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the city’s bus and bicycle and pedestrian systems...
July 27th, 2016
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s one-sided nuclear agreement with Iran, which I couldn’t support then and continue to oppose now.
July 21st, 2016
Last week, the first Zika-related case of microcephaly was reported in Texas. The next day, for the second time, Democrats in the United States Senate filibustered legislation that could have helped stop the spread of the...
July 13th, 2016
Bill would increase penalties against violent criminals who deliberately target law enforcement.
July 7th, 2016
A little longer than a year ago, two Islamic State-inspired terrorists, clad in body armor and armed with assault rifles and 1,500 rounds of ammunition, drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland to kill as many people...
July 1st, 2016
Following media reports that Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton earlier this week, I appeared on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren Thursday to renew my call
June 24th, 2016
Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop in crime during the past decade while incarcerating fewer people.
June 17th, 2016
Today I'm introducing an amendment that I believe will offer a solution. I believe, if enacted beforehand, it may have provided the law enforcement agencies, like the FBI, the tools they needed in order to identify somebody...
June 8th, 2016
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress today. It was really a historic day in Washington, D.C., and in the relationship between the government of the Republic of India and the United...