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Learning How to Better Secure Our Border

Last weekend, 18 of my House colleagues and I toured our Southern Border. We heard success stories about interagency cooperation in the San Diego section, the frustration of ranchers in Arizona, and concerns about another seasonal surge of unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande. It’s abundantly clear that our border patrol needs help. They need more technology and more manpower.   Read more »

at Jan 28, 2015 8:54 AM

Congressmen Inspect Southwest Border

This past weekend, I joined a group of my colleagues to inspect critical areas of the southwest border and see first-hand how we can best achieve security and defeat any threats to our nation. The tour took us to McAllen, Texas, as well as spots along the Arizona-Mexico border and the California-Mexico border. While the President continues to ignore this crisis, our porous border remains a threat to the security of individuals and families in Texas. In the absence of leadership from the President,

at Jan 27, 2015 9:15 AM

Congressmen to Visit Southwest Border

I will join a group of Members of Congress, led by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), on a visit to the southwest border from January 22nd to January 26th. We will examine the evolving national security threats to the Homeland; security at our southwest border;

at Jan 22, 2015 5:08 PM

Texas House offers budget blueprint that flat-lines spending and ends gas tax diversion

The following story originally appeared on The Quorum Report.  

As Gov. Perry was saying farewell to the Texas Legislature on Thursday in a speech largely about his accomplishments over the past 14 years, Texas House leadership was looking toward the future by offering a budget roadmap that would barely increase spending – essentially flat-lining it – and will leave plenty of room for a robust debate about tax relief, education funding, and more.   Read more »

at Jan 16, 2015 12:30 PM

Gov. Perry Announces E-Verify Executive Order for State Agencies

From the Office of Rick Perry - Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border. In the absence of adequate federal resources, the governor reiterated Texas' commitment to using all available tools to enforce the law, and announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.   Read more »

at Dec 3, 2014 1:50 PM

What Do Voters Think of Immigration?

Americas Majority Foundation, an organization that I work with, held several polls over the past three months, including post-election polls. In August, the foundation polled 1100 Hispanics, and in a national post-election poll, polled 1000 whites, 1000 blacks and 1000 Hispanics. Finally we polled black and Hispanic voters in New Mexico, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Illinois: states where America's PAC was involved. (We polled 3500 Hispanic voters in three states: Illinois, Wisconsin and New Mexico, and 2800 black voters in two states: Wisconsin and North Carolina.)   Read more »

at Dec 3, 2014 10:04 AM

A Plan for the New Majority

I’m excited at the prospects for the next two years. The recent election has brought about a historic change in Washington, increasing our Republican majority in the House and creating a new Republican majority in the Senate. With these majorities we’ll be able to place legislation on the President’s desk which will put American’s back to work, increase energy production, take care of our veterans, end Obamacare, and secure our border.   Read more »

at Nov 17, 2014 3:02 PM

Senator Cornyn to President: Work with GOP on Immigration Reform

The American people sent a strong message Tuesday that they want Washington to work together, and I made clear to the President that we should tackle immigration reform together on a step-by-step basis, beginning with border security and respect for the rule of law.

Unfortunately the President's promise to unilaterally go around Congress ignores the message voters sent on Election Day. It is my sincere hope that he will reverse course and work with us – not around us – to secure the border and achieve real reforms to our immigration system.   Read more »

at Nov 8, 2014 8:52 PM

Sweep the Senate

This 8-minute video is the best explanation you will find for ousting the Democrats in 2014 and is a video that even Democrats who love America should see.

Unless the Republicans win a majority in the Senate, and keep a majority in the House, Harry Reid and Obama will have no restraints on further destroying America, the last bastion of freedom in the world today.   Read more »

at Oct 13, 2014 1:06 PM

387 Bills Stuck in the Senate

Here’s something you won’t hear about on the news: right now, there are 387 House-passed bills stuck in the Senate. These bills, many with broad bipartisan support, contain the policy changes needed to jump-start the American economy, secure our border, and rein in an out-of-control federal bureaucracy. Week after week, the House has drafted, debated, and passed bills that address the many crises facing our country. The overwhelming majority of these bills are collecting dust on Harry Reid’s desk.   Read more »

at Oct 9, 2014 8:53 AM


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