September 27th, 2018
I gave the following remarks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Excerpts of my line of questioning are below, and video can be found here.
September 24th, 2018
At the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, I introduced and passed a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 490 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout the nation by...
September 17th, 2018
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our bill, the CyberTipline Modernization Act, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee:
September 11th, 2018
Today marks the 17th anniversary since our nation, our people, and our very way of life came under attack by terrorists on American soil. With four hijacked planes and evil intentions, terrorists killed nearly 3,000...
September 6th, 2018
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, U.S.
August 30th, 2018
This week, at a press conference, I highlighted the work Chairman Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee have done in ensuring a thorough vetting process for Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation with more than 400,000...
August 25th, 2018
Today the nation lost a proud veteran, seasoned lawmaker, and beloved father. A true maverick and highly-effective statesman, John McCain’s career spanned the globe and was the envy of many. The firmness of his character,...
August 23rd, 2018
Today on the floor, I spoke ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas Coast. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 20th, 2018
It was 1982. Wichita Falls still had fresh wounds from ‘Terrible Tuesday’ and its most devastating tornado to date. With the City’s 100th anniversary fast-approaching, the Wichita Falls Centennial Publicity Committee was...
August 16th, 2018
Today on the floor, I urged the Farm Bill’s conference committee to strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, similar to my amendment to the Senate Farm Bill.
September 25th, 2018
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and I introduced the Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, which would help federal agencies update and improve their cyber posture.
September 20th, 2018
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our Substance Abuse Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, passed as a part of The...
September 13th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I spoke ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to highlight my legislation which would reauthorize programs that help reduce the demand of drugs and to discuss...
September 7th, 2018
MEDIA PRAISES KAVANAUGH’S HEARING PERFORMANCE
September 5th, 2018
Today I appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to discuss the Democrats’ coordinated disruption during the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Excerpts...
August 28th, 2018
In advance of the U.S. Army Futures Command’s activation ceremony in Austin Friday, I discussed the importance of the new command on the Senate floor. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 24th, 2018
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, my team and I launched a page on my website for Texans with information on disaster aid legislation passed since the storm, flood mitigation projects...
August 22nd, 2018
Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ attempts to stall Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 17th, 2018
There have been many accomplishments this last year and a half, but perhaps the greatest has been the new energized state of our economy.