July 19th, 2019
Yesterday I introduced the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act, a bill to help local jurisdictions improve the recording and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains found along the U.S.-Mexico...
July 17th, 2019
U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and I today introduced the Secure American Research Act, which would establish an interagency working group to protect federally-funded research and development activities from...
July 15th, 2019
This weekend I traveled to the border with the Vice President and a group of Senate colleagues for a firsthand look at what Texas cities and Border Patrol agents have been dealing with for months now.
July 10th, 2019
Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized House Democrats’ intransigence in passing critical victims’ rights bills, including the Violence Against Women Act and the reauthorization of his ...
July 8th, 2019
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.
July 3rd, 2019
Charles’ commitment to the rule of law and distinguished career as a top-notch litigator make him exceptionally qualified for the federal bench in Houston. I look forward to working with Sen. Cruz and the rest of my...
June 26th, 2019
This week, the Senate is considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.
June 24th, 2019
The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is one that Texas faces firsthand, and it only continues to escalate because Democrats have refused to prioritize the safety and security of Americans. In the past...
June 19th, 2019
“Designating June 19, 2019, as ‘‘Juneteenth Independence Day’’ in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States.
June 11th, 2019
Our Democratic colleagues continue to pretend that there is not a problem.
July 18th, 2019
Fifty years ago, the world was transfixed by a grainy black-and-white image of Neil Armstrong descending a ladder preparing to take humankind's first steps on the moon. I was one of more than a half billion people, the...
July 16th, 2019
Today on the floor, I highlighted the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of my Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act, legislation that...
July 12th, 2019
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and I released the following statements after our Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee:
July 9th, 2019
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...
July 8th, 2019
I have introduced the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields).
June 28th, 2019
I’m grateful to my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting this legislation so Texas families won’t have to choose between paying their mortgage and getting the medication they need.
June 25th, 2019
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San...
June 21st, 2019
Bipartisan legislation I introduced to strengthen border security and address law enforcement shortages at ports of entry throughout the country advanced in the Senate this week. The Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act...
June 12th, 2019
Today on the floor, I discussed the push for socialist policies within the Democratic Party and the detrimental effects those policies would have on Texas. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here...
June 6th, 2019
Any sort of lasting change cannot be solved by a funding bill or by tariffs. It has to be solved by something only Congress can do, by passing legislation that addresses the root of the problem.