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.
June 4th, 2019
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border.
May 29th, 2019
The LEADING Act will promote the continued use of natural gas so we can keep energy bills low, maintain U.S. energy security, and protect the environment all at the same time.
May 22nd, 2019
Really what they're doing is squandering what they got in the last election, which is a working majority in the House of Representatives to work with us and work together to try to pass legislation that would benefit the...
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.
June 5th, 2019
Recently on the floor, I highlighted my support of legislation aimed at lowering the cost of health care for Americans while Democrats continue to push socialist policies like Medicare for All that could kick millions of...
May 30th, 2019
At the start of this hurricane season, I launched a page on my website for Texans with information on how to be prepared and resources about disaster aid available after a storm.
May 24th, 2019
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed a disaster relief package that included a provision he authored to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release $4 billion in Hurricane Harvey funds...
May 21st, 2019
The bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act would start a timer – a shot clock, if you will – on when OMB must release the money, giving them 60 days to get these dollars untangled from the red tape and get them to the...
May 15th, 2019
Today during National Police Week, I announced that I have introduced the Back the Blue Act. The bill would increase penalties against criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for...