Last week, the Senate held another hearing examining the rising price of prescription drugs.I questioned the CEO of AbbVie, the company that makes one of the world’s best-selling prescription drugs, Humira. 
On March 6, 2019, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, co-chaired by Trump advisor Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, held its inaugural meeting.
The Senate is proposing $5,000 raises for each teacher and librarian. The House is calling for raising minimum salaries and increasing benefits.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday to talk about how he decided to get vaccinated against the wishes of his mother, who is anti-...
A Texas Senate committee has signed off on a proposed ban on city ordinances that require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Several agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, have yet to comply in full with the Fix NICS reporting requirements.
Airbnb, a home-sharing app that offers an alternative to traditional hotels, is in trouble with the state because it refuses to list Israeli-owned rentals in Israel's West Bank.
Following World War II, the collapse of former colonial empires across the Middle East and Africa, rapidly led to the development of anti-colonial movements.These anti-colonial movements developed into a number of...
I recently introduced the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2019 (H.R. 1392) with fellow border Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28).
New research from New American Economy shows that immigrants are responsible for more than 26 percent of the Houston metro area’s GDP. The report, which analyzes Census data from 2016, looks at immigrant contributions to...
Yesterday I delivered remarks at the Latino Coalition’s 2019 Legislative Summit. There, I highlighted my family’s own experience as Hispanics in America working to achieve the American Dream, and my legislative efforts to...
I recently announced that the Center for Effective Lawmaking named me one of the top five most effective Republican Senators in the 115th Congress.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and I issued the following statements announcing our intention to reintroduce the bipartisan E-FRONTIER Act in the coming weeks, which would protect commercial 5G broadband networks...
Today during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I delivered remarks on Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) response to human trafficking and illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. Excerpts of my remarks are...
Last week I commemorated Texas Independence Day by reading a letter written by Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis during the Battle of the Alamo, “To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World” on the Senate...
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I released the following statements after President Trump nominated Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio:
gun control
In an earlier article I wrote regarding this subject (2019 and America’s Gun Control — January 1, 2019), I indicated that this would be the year of massive gun control legislation.  Well, here we are, less than 60 da
The Advancing Human Spaceflight Act focuses on the continuation and development of technologies to empower human spaceflight and launch the United States into a new era of space exploration This legislation helps...

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