March 4th, 2010
Today, I delivered a statement as member of the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing Dawn Johnsen, the President’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel:
February 24th, 2010
I issued the following statement today regarding the estimated $24.3 billion in unfunded mandates the President’s health care bill will impose on taxpayers in Texas:
February 19th, 2010
Thursday, I joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) in announcing the findings of critical new research on the severe impact federal climate change, or cap-and-trade, legislation would have on the Texas economy....
February 13th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement regarding the Army’s decision not to reverse the FMTV contract award, following its re-evaluation:
February 9th, 2010
The President’s proposal to end NASA’s human space flight program is misguided and extremely disappointing. A nation’s global status and dominance has always depended on its leadership in the human exploration of new...
February 5th, 2010
I congratulate Mark Kirk for his victory in the Illinois Republican Senate primary election. With Congressman Kirk as our nominee, the Republican Party has a real opportunity to pick up the President's former Senate seat in...
February 1st, 2010
As member of the Senate Budget Committee, I released the following statement today regarding the President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011:
January 27th, 2010
President Obama’s State of the Union address was like many of his other speeches - it was clearly well delivered and certainly he has a gift.
January 26th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement after the Senate voted down the Conrad Amendment to H.J. Resolution 45, a proposal that would have created a bipartisan commission to propose long range steps to relieve the mounting...
January 22nd, 2010
I issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s pledge on January 22, 2009, to close Guantanamo Bay no later than today, January 22, 2010:
March 3rd, 2010
I issued this statement today following the President’s speech on health care:Today, you heard the President who promised transparency embrace the product of backroom deals and political payoffs. You heard the President who...
February 23rd, 2010
I issued this statement following the release of the White House’s health care reform bill yesterday:
February 17th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the President’s stimulus package:
February 11th, 2010
Today, Sam Brownback, R-Kansas and I announced the introduction of legislation to support efforts by Iranian opposition groups to remove the abusive and destabilizing government regime in Tehran, which is headed by Supreme...
February 6th, 2010
I issued the following statement yesterday regarding the newly released January jobs report:
February 2nd, 2010
Today, I released the following statement regarding legislation I have cosponsored to bar taxpayer dollars from funding the trial of 9/11 terrorists in civilian court:
January 28th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement calling for action on the issues of trade, offshore energy production and tax relief for small businesses, which President Obama voiced his commitment for in last night’s State of the...
January 27th, 2010
I issued the following statement after agreeing to cosponsor a Resolution of Disapproval of the EPA’s Endangerment Rule, introduced by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and supported by a bipartisan group of Senators:
January 24th, 2010
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and I sent a letter to President Obama Friday, urging him to override the DoJ’s decision to try the Christmas Day Bomber in civilian court and designate him as an enemy combatant, so that he...
January 15th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration is considering transferring the notorious Bali nightclub bomber, responsible for the deaths of 202 people, including 7 Americans,...