cold weather
Chicago was as cold as the Arctic with a low temperature of around minus 23 degrees, and Minneapolis reached minus 27. See winter weather photos from those cities and other locales in the Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday...
Good old Twitter. Whenever I’m unsure what to write about, a fellow like this comes along:
The United States’ program for high-skilled immigrant workers, H-1B visas, is a portion of the immigration picture that even President Donald Trump has said is necessary and should potentially be expanded.
Four police officers were shot and another officer sustained a knee injury while serving a warrant late Monday afternoon in southeast Houston.
National Immigration Forum - President Trump’s announced a tentative deal today that would temporarily reopen the government through February 15.
I joined Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP) to introduce the Shark Fins Sales Elimination Act.
I have written several times about the communists in America.  But their progress continues to speed up.  They’ve been here active since the early 1900’s and most Americans are totally unaware of their presence, much less...
Of the five Texas House committees considered to be the most powerful, three will have new chairs this session. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond will again head the budget-planning Appropriations Committee, the House...
In conjunction with National School Choice Week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and I introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities Through Education Act (CHOICE Act).
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...
There is an untold story behind the weekend announcement that the federal government would reopen until February 15. Lawmakers in both parties will work to find common ground on the stalemate that partially closed the...
I have always said that my philosophy is simple: the only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together. That is why over the last four years as your Representative I have been able to get 14 pieces of...
price gauging
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing, I questioned a panel of expert witnesses on drug pricing in America. Excerpts from my line of questioning are below:
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
Today I appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends to discuss Democrats’ refusal to fund the government and provide border security. Excerpts from his appearance are below, and video can be found here. 
Today on the floor, I discussed my vote to end the government shutdown and pay federal workers ahead of what will be their second missed paycheck while also providing for border security.  The bill did not get the 60 votes...
ABC Houston Breakfast
Members of the Greater Houston chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) met Friday to learn from a panel of construction leaders how the industry has evolved over the years and discuss free enterprise challenges...
The City of Houston has many challenges, deteriorating infrastructure, public safety is not treated as number one, crime is on the rise, and equipment for the fire and police are not adequate. We had a major flood event over...
A little more than a decade ago, Texas prisons were bursting at the seams, a problem only exacerbated by the fact that the majority of those released from prison eventually returned.
Friday, thousands gathered in our nation’s capital and came together in a March for Life, taking a passionate stand and supporting the sanctity of life and the rights of the unborn. As we move into the minority, it is more...

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