January 17th, 2018
Five years ago, one of my constituents—Mr. Victor Lovelady—was brutally killed at the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria. Victor was killed not just for who he was, but also for what he represented. He was killed...
January 12th, 2018
I salute the Houston Fire Department and Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
January 10th, 2018
Monday, I released the following statement after President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act into law.
December 29th, 2017
It reads like a page out of George Orwell’s ‘‘1984:’’ spies, secret courts, and searches of Americans without a warrant. It is clear: Big Brother is watching us.
December 27th, 2017
Last week Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and I released the following statements applauding the House’s passage of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act.
December 22nd, 2017
A recent report reveals that the Obama White House, in a desperate attempt to appease the Ayatollahs in Iran, let Hezbollah off the hook.
December 12th, 2017
Yesterday morning a terrorist strapped a pipe bomb to his chest with the intent to cause chaos, death, and mayhem in a busy New York underground subway tunnel. Reports suggest that the attack was ISIS-inspired but ultimately...
December 6th, 2017
Recently, Representatives Bill Keating (D-MA) and I introduced H.R. 4549, the bipartisan “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act,” requiring the State Department to provide a report to Congress reviewing educational...
December 1st, 2017
The Congressional PORTS Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and I, hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss how our nation’s ports prepare for hurricanes, their relief efforts, and the federal government’s...
November 22nd, 2017
I released the following statement in response to the re-designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This legislation has been introduced in the past two Congresses.
January 16th, 2018
The deviants of the slave trade operate all around us. Human trafficking occurs in our country, our States, and in our cities.
January 11th, 2018
Wednesday, I released the following statement regarding the USA Rights Act, which was offered as an amendment to S. 139 – the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.
January 8th, 2018
Cracks are forming in the iron grip of the Iranian regime. The latest wave of protests sweeping Iran demonstrates yet again that dictatorial regimes are inherently doomed because they lack the enduring consent of the people...
December 28th, 2017
As ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq, we must remain vigilant. There is a growing terrorist threat in Africa. Between January and September of 2016, the African continent suffered at least 1,426 incidents of terrorism-...
December 26th, 2017
Wild-life trafficking is a much larger problem than many realize. This illegal activity is connected to two major concerns: one, extinction of species; and, two, the funding of terrorist organizations.
December 20th, 2017
President Trump’s new National Security Strategy puts the safety of Americans first. Unlike the previous Administration, President Trump articulated a clear and convincing plan for America’s national security and foreign...
December 7th, 2017
When teenagers select universities to attend, they assume that their school will protect and take care of them if something horrible occurs. Hannah was no different when she decided to attend Howard University in 2006.
December 4th, 2017
When the sun barely peeks over the sky, millions of women and children across the developing world wake up and make their daily, dangerous walk in search of the necessity of life: water. They walk for miles in water-scarce...
December 1st, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee’s decision to move on their own version of FISA legislation without adequate Constitutional protections for Americans is disturbing and creates a dangerous playing field for the future of 702...