Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

On a recent flight, flight attendant Shelia Fredrick of Alaska Airlines noticed a young girl, 14 or 15 years old, with blonde hair. Shelia approached two individuals, but the young girl refused to speak or make contact with...
Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Wednesday in what some lawmakers called another aggressive action from Russian...
A Texas deputy sheriff discovered 5 kilos of cocaine hidden under the child safety seats of two small children during a traffic stop in Central Texas.
A group of inmates was locked in an hours-long standoff Wednesday after they took hostages -- including guards -- at a maximum-security prison in Smyrna, Delaware, forcing corrections officials to lock down all five of...
Donald Trump has formally ordered up his border wall built and it could cost the federal government as much as $30 billion. Top Republicans in the Texas Legislature have for months speculated that walling off the U.S.-Mexico...
Iran remains the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror and the biggest destabilizing force in the Middle East, despite the lopsided deal struck by the former Administration.
Sunset Park Brooklyn is a predominately Hispanic community and over the past few years whites have begun to move in as they look for less expensive places to live outside of Park Slope or Manhattan. The process of...
At least one person was killed and three others shot after an attempted robbery at a San Antonio mall on Sunday, officials said.The incident began when two suspects tried to rob a Kay Jewelers store at Rolling Oaks Mall,...
The Lone Star State will be home to the first Air Force Reserve Wing of the new F-35A Lighting II advanced stealth fighter. The 5th generation fighter will be hosted by Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Yeserday I reintroduced two bills, alongside Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) respectively, that will protect Americans from the threat of radical Islamic terror, directing...
Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.
When I met with Admiral Harris of Pacific Command last year, I asked him which nation’s threats concerned him the most. He quickly replied: North Korea. 
As the United States is gearing up for the Super Bowl in Houston, unfortunately, so are many human sex traffickers. 
She was a 14-year-old girl when she was forced into sex trafficking. Her name is Tina Frundt.Like so many other trafficking victims, she was lured away from the safety of her home—a home nearby to the United States Capitol—...
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday on his central campaign promise that directs federal agencies to begin constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
This week the House passed Kari's Law Act 2017 (H.R. 582). This legislation is designed to prevent another tragedy by requiring all Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) to have a default setting that allows people to directly...
Last week I proposed a bill to require the declassification and release to the public of information on past terrorist activities of individuals detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, who have been transferred or...
In 2009 when President Obama was sworn into office, there were seven Cabinet members confirmed on his first day in office – seven. That's a demonstration of the good faith and the civility that ordinarily extends in the...
I spoke about the importance of intelligence gathering capabilities at yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to be Director of the Central Intelligence...
The recent stunt at the United Nations targeting Israel is the latest effort by this administration to cement a legacy of foreign policy that has failed, especially with our trusted ally Israel. It has been U.S. policy to...

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