September 16th, 2021
When survivors make the difficult decision to come forward, they should be treated with dignity and respect. That’s the bare minimum, and it didn’t happen here.
August 31st, 2021
As a former judge and Attorney General of Texas, I acutely understand the importance of ensuring that we have the best people enforcing federal law in Texas. I encourage any qualified individuals interested in serving Texas...
August 17th, 2021
There’s no question that al-Qaida, and ISIS, and other terrorist organizations will use this as an opportunity to reconstitute themselves and be a threat not only in the region, but to the American homeland.
August 11th, 2021
Democrats’ budget provides a roadmap to paying over a trillion dollars a year to service the debt they’re eager to run up. This reckless tax-and-spending spree is fundamentally bad policy, and I’ll keep fighting it tooth and...
August 6th, 2021
Vietnam has demonstrated its strategic value in the Indo-Pacific region, and remains a welcome partner in security cooperation. However, the Vietnamese government continues to demonstrate a troubling record in human rights,...
August 2nd, 2021
Recently on the floor, I emphasized the importance of having an open amendment process available to members of both parties on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
July 29th, 2021
This legislation would stop those who have been barred from selling drugs by the DEA from skirting the law and help stop the distribution of opioids by bad actors.
July 23rd, 2021
The Crime Victims Fund brings justice to survivors, and victims, and families in the wake of serious trauma. This legislation will protect the solvency and the longevity of that fund and reverse the devastating funding cuts...
July 21st, 2021
I believe the Senator from New York wants this vote to fail because he really wants to go the partisan route; namely, the big, ugly, multitrillion-dollar spending spree that Bernie Sanders and others have been advocating....
September 8th, 2021
I recently sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell asking her to delay the implementation of the new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate-setting plan, Risk Rating 2....
August 25th, 2021
Letting the Taliban dictate our military strategy is an absolute disgrace. We have a commitment to every American and Afghan ally to get them out safely.
August 13th, 2021
Honey bees play a tremendous role in our lives pollinating plants and producing honey, and their hard work contributes a whopping $15 billion to the American economy every year!
August 10th, 2021
I cannot support the final bill. It isn’t paid for, will add too much to the debt, and was rushed through the Senate in a week’s time without adequate debate or input.
August 5th, 2021
Yesterday on the floor, I called for a vote on my amendment to make several categories of infrastructure investments eligible for leftover, unspent Coronavirus Relief Fund and State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars....
July 30th, 2021
This year, Capitol Police and National Guard soldiers, many of them Texans, have worked around the clock to help keep our nation’s Capitol secure. This legislation supports their work without jeopardizing future security...
July 26th, 2021
I joined Senate Republicans in a letter to President Biden urging him to abandon his effort to impose a capital gains tax increase on family-owned businesses, farms, and ranches.
July 22nd, 2021
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and I recently released the following statements after introducing the Taiwan Partnership Act, which would establish a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese...
July 20th, 2021
Keep your saddle oiled and your gun greased because the “National Day of the Cowboy” – the fourth Saturday in July – is finally here.
July 14th, 2021
They will eventually go home after the cameras leave and after the press loses interest in this political stunt. It's telling that these Democrats and this House of Representatives chose to race toward TV cameras in...