July 6th, 2020
Recently my bipartisan bill to block online sales of electronic cigarettes to children, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, passed the Senate. Excerpts of my remarks about the bill are...
July 1st, 2020
On the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about an amendment I introduced to the National Defense Authorization Act to change current leave policy for U.S. servicemembers so their pre-approved parental leave is not terminated...
June 25th, 2020
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and I sent a letter today to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar and Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pete Gaynor urging them to continue the...
June 18th, 2020
Although many of the changes to reform policing in our communities will happen at the local level, we can help stem racial inequality and ensure America’s police are more responsibly serving our communities.
June 16th, 2020
My resolution honoring Juneteenth passed the Senate yesterday.
June 5th, 2020
I released the following statement after the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, a bill to extend the amount of time businesses can use PPP funds from eight to 24 weeks and...
May 29th, 2020
The North American Development Bank (NADBank) has approved a $200 million temporary financing program to combat the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.-Mexico border region, I recently announced.
May 26th, 2020
Because of the pandemic and its forced closures, many of Texas’ agricultural producers have experienced a lapse in demand or added logistical challenges that have greatly affected their bottom line. Through legislation,...
May 21st, 2020
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and I yesterday introduced a bill to allow servicemembers time to grieve the death of their newborn babies. The Elaine M.
May 19th, 2020
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the threat frivolous litigation poses to health care workers and small businesses as states begin to reopen their economies. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found ...
July 2nd, 2020
This week, the Senate will pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.
June 30th, 2020
The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was a brutal, senseless and avoidable tragedy, and one our country has witnessed countless times before. In many ways, his death was the match that ignited nationwide...
June 24th, 2020
Throughout this pandemic, the Senate has been working to deliver targeted relief to Americans who need it most, and there’s no doubt many in the energy industry have been hanging by a thread. These reforms will allow Texas’...
June 18th, 2020
Each Juneteenth, Texans celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in our state, and our nation’s continued progress towards equality. This year, our nation is grappling with how far we still have to go.As a history...
June 11th, 2020
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and I yesterday introduced the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, which would restore...
June 4th, 2020
According to news reports, at least 40 professional athletes were abused by Nassar in the time between the USA Gymnastics made its report to the FBI and when he was publicly named as a perpetrator. An investigation into the...
May 27th, 2020
Sandy and I join Texans in mourning an American hero, a true statesman, and a close friend. Throughout his long life of service, every step Sam took was for others, from serving the nation in the U.S. Air Force to serving...
May 22nd, 2020
For too many years Russia has failed to live up to its commitments while we continued to act in good faith, fitting a broader pattern of bad behavior from the Putin Regime.
May 20th, 2020
I sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging her to make 501(c)3 nonprofit educational institutions eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act.
May 15th, 2020
Drew has demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and lifelong commitment to the Southern District of Texas, and he will make a fine judge.