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.
September 29th, 2016
I cosponsored the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act in response to reports this week that more than one in three veterans’ calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Crisis Line are...
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...
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.
November 3rd, 2016
With Halloween this week, orange jack-o-lanterns are on porches across Texas.But did you know some pumpkins naturally grow pink, blue, green, white, or red?You’ll find all different sizes, shapes, and colors harvested in...
October 19th, 2016
Texas veterans are on the front lines of keeping our country safe, but too often our men and women in uniform are not given the care and benefits they deserve.
September 27th, 2016
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the latest bill to responsibly fund the government and provide $1.1 billion in anti-Zika funding for states like Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the speech can be...
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...