115th Congress

I'm happy to announce that soon I'll be introducing legislation that reauthorizes several critical provisions to help fight human trafficking and bring us one step closer to ridding our country of this heinous crime.
Following one of the largest global cyberattacks in history, U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i),  Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and I introduced the Protecting...
The dastardly criminals who intentionally target those who serve the thin blue line must not be allowed to walk free. The Back the Blue Act increases the punishment for those who seek to harm our peace officers. Today,...
Last week, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is an official co-sponsor.
The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the recently passed House Republican health-care bill. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn’t amount to...
When I’m not in Washington, I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on what’s going on in the area. Last week, I did this by meeting with constituents, students and teachers, local leaders, business owners, employees and Texas...
Last week, Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act.  This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an...
For eight years, I have joined my colleagues in the fight to repeal and replace the train wreck that is Obamacare. This was the call heard around the nation for years, particularly leading up to President Trump's historic...
The evil group, ISIS, intentionally targeted Christians worldwide because of their religious belief. But ISIS did not only target Christians. They targeted any religious group, including some Muslims who disagree with them...
Recently, U.S. officials stated that Russia deployed a fully operational cruise missile. This is a violation of the arms control treaty between the United States and Russia. 
The House judiciary committee is set to mark up three Republican bills related to immigration -- one that would vastly expand the role of state and local jurisdictions in immigration enforcement and two others that would...
That way those who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to keep the peace and promote American interests abroad and defend our homeland can continue the record of public service at home.
The U.S. House of Representatives took an historic first step in repealing Obamacare last week. This comes after seven years and over 200 committee hearings outlining the growing problems and impending collapse of Obamacare...
Last week, the House passed its repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While this is not the perfect bill, nor the bill I would have written, it gets the ball rolling to bring health...
This week, the House passed two important pieces of legislation- the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill and the American Health Care Act. Omnibus
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.”
Aging out of foster care should not mean aging into homelessness. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will remove obstacles blocking these vulnerable youths’ access to safe housing during their overnight...
Last week, Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), and I jointly reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to open up government data to improve services and support new...
Today, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and I, along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), introduced the PROTECT Our Children Act to reauthorize the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force...
Monday on the Senate Floor, I urged his Democrat colleagues to ignore the pressure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and special-interest groups to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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