2018 elections
The widely heralded blue wave did not show up nationally in the U.S. in 2018, but it did show up to a small extent in Texas and was overwhelming in Harris and Fort Bend Counties!
Vladimir Putin has again reminded the world that he has no respect for international law, sovereignty of neighboring states, or peace in our world. Since 2014, Russia has illegally occupied Crimea and fueled a war in Eastern...
“It’s more personal with a funeral train,” said presidential historian Louis Picone. “It definitely goes back to a different time.”
In a state funeral that included the Oak Ridge Boys performing “Amazing Grace,” dignitaries from around Texas and the nation gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston Thursday morning to pay tribute to the forty...
Today, staff, colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the portrait unveiling honoring House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith. Congressman Smith has served as Chairman of the Committee since...
I met President George H. W. Bush for the first time back in 2006 at his Presidential Library. He was extremely engaging and kind. I introduced my two sons Nathan (14) and Samuel (10) to him and he was kind. We then talked...
Last week marked the ten year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attacks in India's history. In 2008, the city of Mumbai became a warzone when ten terrorists attacked hotels, railway stations, cafes, and a Jewish...
George H.W. Bush was a courageous war hero, Texas Congressman, an Ambassador, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President of the United States.
This weekend, American hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to President George H.W. Bush.
 Back-to-back earthquakes rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets. 
November unemployment rate
The Labor Department’s November 2018 jobs report came out on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy added 155,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. You can view the full...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S.
Texas A&M University opened its doors to 40 students in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Created under The Morrill Act, which stipulated that all students participate in military training, all...
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
This session of Congress is almost over, but there is still work to be done. Last week I introduced bipartisan legislation -- the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act -- which will build on the economic successes we...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the late President George H.W. Bush. The following is the full text of the resolution:Honoring the life of President George...
Americans cannot believe that we are moving toward being a communist country.  Yet, the evidence continues to mount daily demonstrating that we are getting closer.  Insidiously, the Left has taken steps for decades ...
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004, I spent 30 years as a criminal prosecutor and Judge in Houston, Texas. During that time, I encountered the worst of the worst in our society, from abusers to rapists to murderers....
Today the nation mourns the loss of a great patriarch who served this country as a war hero, Congressman, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. Just as important, he will be missed by his family as a caring husband,...
I have said for over 20 years that the United States will be at war in the future with both Russia and China.  Even more boldly, I’ve suggested when that conflict would take place.  Which, on the surface...

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