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Cornyn, Klobuchar Bill to Fight Human Trafficking Heads to President’s Desk

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and we cannot turn a blind eye to this human rights crisis.

8 Years: Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Still Waiting for Answers

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The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is still waiting for answers about the U.S. government’s role in the circumstances leading to his December 2010 murder. Two firearms found at the crime scene were purchased through a federal gun-running scheme that became known as “Fast and Furious.”

Standing with the People of Iran

The people of Iran have taken to the streets and continue to protest against the illegitimate regime of the Ayatollah and the mullahs. These protests have taken place in numerous cities now for one year.

The people protest the war-mongering dictatorship, the tyranny of the Iranian Government and its terrorist activities. The people want freedom. However, the mullahs are reacting with crackdowns on the people.

Activities of Transnational Cartels and Criminal Organizations

Improving our border security doesn’t mean just improving physical security along our border. It also means addressing the problems that bring them here in the first place.

The drug cartels, transnational criminal organizations, and international gangs will stop at nothing to ensure that their business model remains intact and profitable, and that the international corridors for trafficking remain wide open.

Standing With Our Georgian Friends

The Republic of Georgia is a beacon of democracy in a part of the world which has struggled to break the legacy of Soviet oppression. While Georgia successfully achieved independence in 1991, Moscow is still attempting to bully the small nation back into its orbit.

House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

Yesterday the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill:  

State Rep. Byron Cook: Want to Keep the Texas Economy Strong?

Recently Amazon announced its next headquarters will be in New York and Virginia. Since the two finalists from Texas (Dallas and Austin) lost out on this opportunity for approximately 50,000 new jobs and up to $5 billion in investment, it is important to understand why.

Cornyn Works with Colleagues, Law Enforcement to Improve First Step Act

On the floor, I discussed my support for the revised version of the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that includes my prison reform legislation. I’ve long been a supporter of these reforms after what I saw the positive impact was in my home state of Texas back in 2007.

May's Brexit Deal is Bad for Britain and America

Our British allies are making a bad deal. The current Brexit deal that Theresa May's government has made with the European Union could position the United Kingdom as a de facto colony, where it is subject to EU rules but without any vote. Essentially this would be worse than Britain staying in the EU.

Last Chance to Repeal Obamacare

Among the bills being prioritized in the lame duck session of the 115th Congress, shockingly absent is repeal of Obamacare. Tom Giovanetti, Institute of Policy Innovation President, correctly sounds the alarm in his Dallas News commentary “The GOP Congress should take another whack at Obamacare”.

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