August 17th, 2017
Today’s modern economy looks very different than it did more than two decades ago when NAFTA was enacted. NAFTA has been a major economic driver for Texas, but there’s still a need to modernize this agreement to reflect the...
August 3rd, 2017
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through...
August 1st, 2017
U.S. Representative Randy Weber (TX-14) and I recently introduced the Relief for Recovering Communities Act, legislation to protect federal transit funding for communities plagued by population decline following...
July 26th, 2017
“Texas, Margaret, Texas.”These were supposedly the last words Sam Houston spoke before he passed away in his Huntsville home on July 26, 1863.Margaret was his wife of 23 years. Texas, of course, was the Republic he led as...
July 19th, 2017
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...
July 18th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the updates and revisions made to the Senate Republican plan to reform health care after additional input by Members. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can...
July 11th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the ongoing effort to replace Obamacare with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
June 30th, 2017
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I introduced a Senate Resolution to honor the first anniversary of the tragic attack on Dallas law enforcement on July 7, 2016. The full text of the resolution is as follows:
June 21st, 2017
Tuesday on the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues to not shut down the Senate as Republicans continue to work to rescue Americans from the harm being caused by Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
June 16th, 2017
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program helps thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide with effective response strategies to support victims and help prevent future abuse.
August 8th, 2017
After months of talking with those who live and work along the Texas border and my colleagues in Congress, this past week I introduced border security legislation called the Building America’s Trust Act.
August 2nd, 2017
I am urging my Democrat colleagues to end their months-long blockade of President Trump’s Executive Branch nominees.
July 31st, 2017
Recently on the Senate floor, I reiterated the importance of Republicans coming together to keep their promise to get rid of Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
July 21st, 2017
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,...
July 19th, 2017
I introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.
July 12th, 2017
When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.
July 3rd, 2017
Last week on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
June 22nd, 2017
I released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation to replace the failed Affordable Care Act (ACA):
June 19th, 2017
This Juneteenth, we celebrate 152 years since long-awaited freedom finally came for so many in the State of Texas.
June 13th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I addressed the Iran Sanctions legislation the Senate is considering this week. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.