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.
December 28th, 2016
During the 114th Congress, major pieces of legislation were enacted to help speed up a plan to protect the Texas Gulf Coast, end the outdated ban on exporting crude oil, and reform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
December 21st, 2016
During the 114th Congress, several pieces of legislation became law to help Texas farmers, ranchers and small businesses sell their goods to international customers and improve the flow of commerce across our borders:
December 19th, 2016
During the 114th Congress several important pieces of legislation were passed into law that will help support those who protect our communities, including bills to expand active shooter training, increase resources for...
December 9th, 2016
Obama Administration officials believe captured journalist Austin Tice is alive in Syria.
December 6th, 2016
Last night, this Chamber voted to move the 21st Century Cures bill forward with an incredible vote of 85 senators voting in favor. It passed the House overwhelmingly last week, and I look forward to getting it through the...
November 30th, 2016
The Supreme Court plays an essential function in our government, and there was simply too much at stake not to let the American people, through their selection of the next President, to have a say.
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.
January 4th, 2017
Today during a press conference, I discussed the need to repeal Obamacare and replace the legislation with affordable health care solutions that Americans need.
December 23rd, 2016
During the 114th Congress, key laws were enacted to help return education decisions to parents and local communities, including the first major reforms to the education system in more than a decade, and reauthorizing and...
December 20th, 2016
The 114th Congress passed several bills that are now law to protect American interests at home and abroad, including legislation to help boost our nation’s defenses against cyberattacks, ensure the men and women in our...
December 13th, 2016
President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes reforms to the mental health and criminal justice system based on the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. Today is a...
December 7th, 2016
Tuesday I introduced a resolution, along with five Senate Republicans, recognizing the historical importance of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and calling on the National Museum of African American History and...
December 2nd, 2016
In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, I highlighted the importance of reforming our nation’s mental health system with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act that the Senate will soon consider.
November 9th, 2016
I want to congratulate President-elect Trump on his remarkable victory after one of the most hard-fought elections in recent memory. As this election made clear, Texans and all Americans are understandably concerned for our...
October 26th, 2016
Law enforcement and veterans’ service organizations in San Antonio have made great strides toward this goal, and it’s time to replicate their success across Texas and the nation.