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U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and I introduced the Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, which would help federal agencies update and improve their cyber posture.
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), I issued the following statement about a letter signed to urge U.S. House Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Majority Whip...
There has been an unbelievable amount of anguish over Trump being elected as our president — Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).  It has been suggested that the cause of all this angst is the fact that the election was rigged...
California is in the news almost daily for one reason or another.  Often those reasons are insane examples of bizarre socialist leadership.  As a result, thousands of Californians are moving out of that once great state to...
It has become popular this political season to call for "Medicare for All", a system of nationalized health care on the Medicare Model. Young Progressives are gaining traction within the Democratic Party with this popular...
The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our bill, the CyberTipline Modernization Act, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee:  
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, I introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), extending the current legislation through the year 2019.  Enacted in 1994, VAWA was created to improve...
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), I released the following statement after the House passed the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and...
Yesterday on the floor, I spoke ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to highlight my legislation which would reauthorize programs that help reduce the demand of drugs and to discuss...
I’m not sure who is the chief propaganda officer for the Democrats, but what a prankster!For Democrats to believe they will win the House in the mid-terms is akin to Joy Behar being the next Bachelorette. Or perhaps Whoopi...
At the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, I introduced and passed a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 490 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout the nation by...
Since 1990, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered approximately 200 sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels crossing from Mexico directly into the United States.
The Evangelical Immigration Table is a broad coalition of Evangelical organizations and leaders advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values.
Lenin and Hitler
Imagine, it is either the early 1900’s or the late 1930’s.  In the early 1900’s Lenin was trying to create the new Soviet Union.  Although most Russians were socialists, they didn’t want communism.  As such, Lenin could not...
President Trump on Monday urged the Senate to pass legislation banning "gag clauses" that prevent pharmacists from telling customers when they can save money on prescriptions by paying with cash instead of insurance.
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee advanced legislation introduced by Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and myself, as Chairman of the House Committee on...
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
Hurricane Florence's heavy rains and tropical storm-force winds reached North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday morning, leading the way for a storm packing 105-mph winds. Florence has weakened a bit over the past 24 hours...
Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.45 trillion in student loan debt, outpacing credit cards and auto loans as the leading source of non-housing debt. It is a disservice to our students to not provide clear guidance on...

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