I released the following statements regarding President Trump’s budget proposal and the House passage of H. Con. Res. 24
China poses a clear and present danger to our national security and has already infiltrated our rail and bus manufacturing industries. The threat to our national security through the exploitation of our transportation and...
Developing countries want American business, but in most markets China and others are winning with state-backed inducements and economic coercion. 
Texas Capitol
Texas Republicans are once again taking aim at government-mandated collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects around the state. A legislative hearing on the issue on Wednesday, though,...
Internet of Things devices will improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and our day-to-day lives. This is groundbreaking work and IoT devices must be built with security in mind, not as an...
Julian Castro
Catholicism has become a tool used by Democrats who claim to be ‘Catholics’ to gain favor and eventually votes to attain their political goal. Some even use it as a weapon to bring in the ‘flock’ of voters.
I continued my efforts to increase access and lower the cost of quality health care by cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to repeal the burdensome Health Insurance Tax created by the Affordable Care Act.
Early in the 1950s, the average American typically made purchases with cash.  If they wanted to buy Christmas presents, they used layaway plans.  (Make the purchase in a store, make a down payment, and then make...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and I released the following statements after President Trump nominated Jeff Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston, and...
The right to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy. When one political party tries to place their thumb on the scale of our elections, every American is at risk.
Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio now running as a Democratic candidate for president, dropped a list of 30 high-profile endorsement from Lone Star State politicians shortly after fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke...
The American people are being played.  The Left is smart enough to mask their true intent and disguise themselves as a more palatable term such as socialists.  But in reality, that term is being misused way too much.
This past week, business leaders and professionals met at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to hear from experts who shared current data and research on immigration in Houston at an event co-sponsored by...
He was allegedly paid $100,000 in 2015 to recruit a California student who didn’t play tennis, securing his admission to UT.
Earlier this week I criticized the far-left socialist policies being advocated by some congressional Democrats. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here:
Some supporters of gifted and talented programs worry that the proposal will ultimately shortchange the state’s brightest children.
Workforce Advisory Board
The business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders of the president's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board met this past week for the first time
The bill is part of a series of proposals designed to slow property tax growth and fix how the state pays for its schools.
There’s no good reason why our teachers should pay out of their own pockets for the resources needed to do their jobs, which is why I’m proud to cosponsor this bill.
The ‘Democrat Politician Protection Act’ is a colossal Washington-knows-best, one-size-fits-all power grab intended to do one thing: serve the interests of politicians, not the American people.



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