I have called upon his Senate colleagues to pass the EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka ‘El Chapo,’ on all 10 federal criminal counts...
I met with Janne Känkänen, Finnish Under-Secretary of State for International and European Union Affairs, Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi and other officials from Finland’s government. The delegation and I affirmed the...
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In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
President Donald Trump plays the long game. While Democrats relish in childish “wins”, Trump throws steady punches where damage accumulates.
The Senate passed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5th. We face a myriad of challenges in the Middle East, which is why it is more important than ever that we support our...
Many Texans struggle every day to afford lifesaving prescription drugs - not because they aren’t widely available, but because cost often prohibits access.
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and I this week introduced the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act to authorize the U.S.
 I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th. 
This legislation will help communities in my state, and around the country, finance much-needed updates to their transportation infrastructure and improve American’s daily lives.
The safety and security of our nation, including robust border security, remains a key issue going forward. As the partially closed elements of the federal government were reopened until February 15, a bicameral conference...
The Republican-led push to cancel out mandatory paid sick leave rules for private employers in Austin, San Antonio, and any other city that tries something similar began in earnest today as Gov. Greg Abbott told a crowd of...
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This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act.
Educational opportunities are not limited just to what kids learn in the classroom. Services such as counseling, mentorship, tutoring and financial assistance are equally vital to ensuring students’ success.
I spoke on the Senate floor about the Texas provisions in the bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act that will restore local control of land in Fannin County and provide certainty to landowners along the Red River.  ...
I released the following statement after the Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General, along with 44 nominations to fill vacancies on the U.S. Circuit and District Courts, the...
The top judge on the Texas Supreme Court gave lawmakers a big wish list this week during his State of the Judiciary speech — his first address to the legislature since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.
Yesterday, I released the following statement in support of the re-introduction of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act:
Too few Houstonians are vaccinated against measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hurricane Harvey was the most economically destructive hurricane in Texas history and the second-most expensive hurricane in American history.
President Donald Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday.Watch the video and read the transcript below:Thank you very much.

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