May 26th, 2016
Recently I joined House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and other Members of Congress on an overseas delegation to examine the spread of Islamic terror and other threats to the United States and its...
May 10th, 2016
The state of Texas has announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to extend the Medicaid Transformation waiver. I’m glad the Administration has agreed to provide health care providers...
April 25th, 2016
No doubt you’ve seen, heard, and probably even said these words -- but you may be surprised at how our state’s unofficial motto came to be.
April 21st, 2016
The Obama Administration is opposing a bill to help the families of victims of terror attacks on U.S. soil pursue justice against those responsible. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) passed the Senate...
April 12th, 2016
This week is a very important week because it's National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Too often crime victims in our country aren’t treated with the sort of fairness and respect that they deserve, and it seems like so often...
March 29th, 2016
The jungle was thick, the heat insufferable, and the enemy fire never-ending.During a particularly foggy day, one pilot had to trade out three separate helicopters due to damage from heavy enemy fire. He counted more than...
March 11th, 2016
Last week, movie-goers in Clifton, Texas might have felt like they’d gone Back to the Future, jumping from the 21st century to a cotton farm in the 1930s, a lion hunt in the 1960s, or an East Texas funeral home in the early...
February 17th, 2016
Texans are pioneers at heart, constantly on the front lines of invention and innovation. Some Texas creations help satisfy our appetite, like the Frito chip, while others like the networked ATM and shopping mall help make...
January 28th, 2016
I issued the following statement after the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), released a report outlining the inadequate screening process through which unaccompanied children...
January 25th, 2016
I released the following statement after reintroducing S. 929, the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, which would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses...
May 19th, 2016
Earlier this week I had the chance to visit with a police officer by the name of Gregory Stevens of the Garland, Texas, Police Department.
April 28th, 2016
Mexico and its economy is very important to our economy and how we do as a country. And in today's globalized world, we must continue to support our economic partnership with Mexico and find ways to build on it and certainly...
April 22nd, 2016
Our children are taught from a young age how to call for help: dial 9-1-1. But that doesn’t always work.
April 15th, 2016
In a speech on the Senate floor today, I addressed President Obama’s recent remarks about the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and reiterated my call
April 7th, 2016
The Administration and their liberal allies are now trying to basically throw everything but the kitchen sink to try to stop the American people from getting a voice in this matter.
March 21st, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a giant of American jurisprudence. His intellect, wit, and commitment to the rule of law inspired a generation of legal minds -- including me -- to follow the law as written and to...
March 2nd, 2016
I commemorated Texas Independence Day by reading William Barret Travis’ letter from the Alamo on the Senate floor today.
February 2nd, 2016
Yesterday I reiterated my call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server.
January 26th, 2016
In my time representing Texas, I’ve found that bringing proven solutions from our state to Washington has a positive impact on the entire nation. So when considering how to fix our broken mental health system, it only made...
January 15th, 2016
I couldn't help but reflect on the first speech he gave to a Joint Session of Congress back in 2009, shortly after his inauguration. It was a hopeful speech.