September 23rd, 2016
I released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow victims, including the...
September 15th, 2016
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR) which was introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D...
September 12th, 2016
Today on the Senate floor I discussed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which passed the House unanimously last week and pa
September 8th, 2016
Yesterday I appeared on Fox to discuss conflict-of-interest concerns I raised during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s confirmation proceedings in 2009. Excerpts from my appearance are below, and video of the...
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...
September 21st, 2016
If you’ve spent any time in Texas, you know that we share so much more with our neighbors south of the border than just the waters of the Rio Grande.
September 13th, 2016
The truth is the implementation and the reality of Obamacare has been nothing short of a disaster for many of the people that I represent in Texas, but it's not limited to the 27 million people or so who live in Texas.
September 9th, 2016
Thursday on the Senate floor I urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow families of the...
September 7th, 2016
Tuesday on the Senate floor I pressed Senate Democrats to stop blocking bipartisan, compromise legislation that would fund efforts to protect Americans from the Zika virus. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the...
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.