May 13th, 2019
Texans are rightfully frustrated by the exorbitant costs and confused by the lack of transparency.One Rockport resident told me his prescriptions cost around $1,000 each month, but he can get them for nearly $850 less if he...
May 9th, 2019
The situation unfolding on our southern border is grim. A major increase in unlawful border crossings combined with a drastic shift in migration trends and outdated laws and infrastructure has placed an incredibly great...
May 3rd, 2019
At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern...
April 26th, 2019
As drug abuse worsens in Texas, we all have a responsibility to do what we can to fight this epidemic in our communities. I encourage all Texans to take back their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs to your...
April 23rd, 2019
U.S. SenatorTed Cruz (R-TX) and I recently released the following statements after the Senate confirmed David Morales to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi...
April 15th, 2019
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole passed away on Tuesday at the age of 103 in my hometown of San Antonio.
April 10th, 2019
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted some of the laws passed by Congress to support veterans and urged my colleagues to continue to build off of that success. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found ...
April 8th, 2019
I led a letter to President Trump supporting his ‘maximum pressure strategy’ against Iran and urging him to refrain from renewing further sanctions exemptions to countries that are currently importing Iranian oil.
April 2nd, 2019
Today on the floor, I urged my colleagues to work together to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
March 29th, 2019
Yesterday on the floor I discussed an amendment I have filed to the disaster supplemental appropriations bill that will force the Office of Management and Budget to release funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts that...
May 10th, 2019
I introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2019, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals complicit in human rights abuses.
May 8th, 2019
During a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on drug pricing, I questioned James Stansel, General Counsel for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Michael Carrier, Professor Of Law at Rutgers Law...
April 30th, 2019
The ability to shop around for the lowest price is one of the cornerstones of the free market. Whether you’re making a big purchase such as a new car, or restocking everyday items such as paper towels, you can compare prices...
April 24th, 2019
Springtime is one of my favorite seasons to travel across Texas, but last week I did more than admire the bluebonnets. Here are a few highlights from my recent visits with Texans across the state:
April 16th, 2019
I joined a group of colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.
April 12th, 2019
While I support CBP’s unwavering effort to effectively meet its mandate, I am gravely concerned about the consequences that the recently announced diversion of resources is having on our nation’s ports of entry.
April 9th, 2019
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the rising cost of prescription drugs in advance of today’s hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM). Excerpts of my floor remarks are below,...
April 4th, 2019
When vulnerable witnesses testify, they often experience emotional trauma that impairs their ability to participate, think, or answer questions. The use of certified courthouse dogs in the courtroom has expanded rapidly in...
April 1st, 2019
Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime that preys on the innocence of our most vulnerable, but it takes specialized training to identify and prevent the abuse.
March 28th, 2019
Yesterday on the floor I discussed the recent large industrial fire in Deer Park, Texas. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.The health effects from these chemicals are of grave concern, but...