May 22nd, 2017
On the brink of peak mosquito season in Texas, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking about how her agency is coordinating with Texas public...
May 17th, 2017
That way those who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to keep the peace and promote American interests abroad and defend our homeland can continue the record of public service at home.
May 16th, 2017
I have always considered public service to be a great privilege. How I can best serve my fellow Texans and my country has, and will continue to be, my guiding principle.
May 12th, 2017
May is Military Appreciation Month - a time to honor those who have bravely sacrificed to serve our country and those who are currently defending our nation both at home and abroad.
May 10th, 2017
I supported the passage of H.R. 244, which funds the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year, and appropriates funding to several transportation programs important to Texas:
May 8th, 2017
I supported the passage of the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year, and includes funding for several Department of Justice programs and priorities important...
May 2nd, 2017
I released the following statement after introducing the Mahan Airlines and Terrorism Prevention Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report a list of airports at which Mahan Air,...
April 26th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor I underscored the need for pro-growth tax reform in advance of the release of today’s blueprint from the Administration. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here...
April 21st, 2017
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S.
May 19th, 2017
I released the following statement after the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, passed the Senate today. The...
May 17th, 2017
This week in Washington, D.C., I met with the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. and other Border Patrol agents. I then spoke on the Senator floor about the meeting and National Police Week.
May 16th, 2017
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after our bipartisan legislation, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The...
May 11th, 2017
On Wednesday, I appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to discuss former FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation on Russia. Excerpts of my appearance are...
May 9th, 2017
I supported the passage of H.R. 244, which funds the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year, and includes funding for several education programs and priorities important to Texas:Education...
May 4th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, which includes additional funding for border security and defense, and the importance of free trade agreements to Texas. Excerpts of...
April 28th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I called for the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to provide adequate defense funding in order to meet the national security threats facing our nation.
April 25th, 2017
There’s no place like Texas, and the Senate’s April recess was a great opportunity for me to visit many parts of our great state. In just a few weeks, I was able to meet with hundreds of Texans in ten cities. Here are a few...
April 7th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I reacted to last night’s airstrikes in Syria. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
April 4th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I addressed the attempt by Senate Democrats to launch an unprecedented partisan filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...