U.S. failed to protect Americans in Benghazi

Smith: “Raise the travel warnings to Level Three”

Yesterday 17 Members of the House of Representatives, led by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that travel warnings be raised for countries where the Zika virus is widespread. Read more »

Sam Johnson on Supreme Court Striking Down Texas Abortion Law


Today the Supreme Court announced its ruling on a major abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case reviewed Texas’s pro-life law, H.B. 2, relating to proper medical and health standards at abortion clinics. Unfortunately, in a 5-3 decision the Court struck down the Lone Star State’s law requiring the same minimum medical standards at abortion clinics that are expected at ambulatory surgical centers. Read more »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Facility Safety Regulations of HB 2 on 5-3 Vote


Today on a 5-3 vote, the United States Supreme Court struck down key parts of HB 2, the Texas abortion facility safety law. This means that State of Texas may not require physicians performing abortions to have privileges at local hospitals and the State may not require that abortion facilities meet the safety standards of ambulatory surgical centers. Read more »

Obama: Show Us Your Strategy


Last week, I sent a letter to the White House inquiring about the Administration’s failure to meet a June 18th deadline required by law for the Administration to submit a report to Congress on the U.S. Read more »

Terrorist Attack in Somalia


As our nation and the world continue to heal from the horrific attack in Orlando earlier this month, we have once again witnessed a vicious attack on innocent people going about their daily lives. Saturday afternoon, it was a suicide bomber at the Nasa Hablod airport hotel, which was then stormed by gunmen with al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic terrorist group. Read more »

Police: Family argument caused mother to shoot, kill daughters

Introduction of the Financial CHOICE Act


I released the following statement after the introduction of a discussion draft of the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act: Read more »

UK Brexit vote triggers global financial, political havoc

How Texas Became Smart on Crime

Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop in crime during the past decade while incarcerating fewer people. Read more »


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