February 23rd, 2017
Since the start of the new Congress, the Senate has been rolling back some of the more than 22,000 rules and regulations issued during the Obama Administration.
February 17th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I contrasted the bipartisan accomplishments of last Congress with the current obstructionism from Senate Democrats. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
February 14th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the President’s Cabinet nominations. For the last several weeks, we have been doing all we can to take up and consider the President's nominations...
February 7th, 2017
Yesterday I addressed the decision from Senate Democrats to delay and slow-walk the nominations of the President’s choices to fill his Cabinet even though they can’t stop them.
February 2nd, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
January 31st, 2017
Tonight President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch will be his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice to serve as our next Supreme Court Justice. A jurist of the highest caliber, he has...
January 25th, 2017
Iran remains the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror and the biggest destabilizing force in the Middle East, despite the lopsided deal struck by the former Administration.
January 20th, 2017
In 2009 when President Obama was sworn into office, there were seven Cabinet members confirmed on his first day in office – seven. That's a demonstration of the good faith and the civility that ordinarily extends in the...
January 13th, 2017
I spoke about the importance of intelligence gathering capabilities at yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to be Director of the Central Intelligence...
January 8th, 2017
On Friday I spoke about the need to repeal Obamacare and provide the American people with a more affordable alternative during an interview with Fox News’ Happening Now.
February 21st, 2017
Last week, I, along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced the Iran Terror-Free Skies Act, legislation that would counter I
February 15th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of international trade to the U.S and Texas economies. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
February 9th, 2017
Several Senate Democrats have indicated that they want an up-or-down vote on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, and I think that's positive.
February 3rd, 2017
Wednesday I had the chance to meet with Judge Gorsuch personally, the man President Trump nominated to serve on the United States Supreme Court. It's plain to me now why President Trump selected him to be the nominee for the...
February 1st, 2017
On Friday, January 20th, the world’s oldest and greatest democracy witnessed the peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President.
January 27th, 2017
U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and I introduced a bill to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop plans for the future of U.S.
January 24th, 2017
I believe that most Americans greeted the peaceful transfer of power, as reflected by the inaugural ceremonies of last Friday, with relief and welcomed a new day in the country.
January 19th, 2017
Texas and energy are synonymous with one another. Most Americans probably think of the Lone Star State as an oil and gas economy with a lot of heft, and for good reason. The industry supports tens of thousands of jobs in the...
January 12th, 2017
Wednesday on the Senate floor I discussed the need to repeal Obamacare and replace the legislation with high quality, affordable health care that Americans need. A video of my remarks can be found here.