August 22nd, 2019
According to studies, human trafficking is a $150 billion world-wide industry and more than 300,000 Texans are entrapped in this modern-day form of slavery. Human trafficking is the 3rd largest revenue generating industry...
August 16th, 2019
When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?” The answer was a resounding “no!”...
June 28th, 2019
Thankfully, House Democrats finally accepted the common-sense, bipartisan solution passed by the Senate. I supported this compassionate solution that will help the children at our southern border by providing $4.6 billion to...
June 21st, 2019
Terror threats are constantly evolving, and our adversaries are becoming more agile and illusive. Specifically, they are exploiting the illicit pathways in South and Central America to gain access to our nation. To combat...
June 14th, 2019
I led a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, pharmaceuticals, and hospitals. The discussion centered on the current scope of private-sector childhood cancer initiatives in Africa and the opportunities for public-...
June 5th, 2019
Rather than the Democrats inviting Republicans to the table on H.R. 6, they’ve chosen to play a political game by putting forth a partisan bill that does nothing to address border security, the root causes of our broken...
May 31st, 2019
Yesterday, I announced that Nataly Nasrawi of Cypress, TX has been selected as the overall winner for Texas’s Tenth Congressional District in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Nataly’s artwork, titled “Holy Cow Stop...
May 23rd, 2019
Empowering women and ensuring their inclusion through our foreign policy requires a multifaceted approach. It is not only the right thing to do, it is in our interest to do.
May 16th, 2019
These funds will help the many families and communities in my district that are continuing to rebuild their lives after Harvey.
August 20th, 2019
Three Texas Congressmen, Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors to better identify and charge those committing...
July 30th, 2019
As the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, I released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 549, the Venezuela TPS Act,...
June 26th, 2019
Earlier this week I called for immediate humanitarian aid to help the unaccompanied children at our southern border. I stand by this call.
June 18th, 2019
It’s always a divisive issue, but we do have a crisis at the border. I live in Texas; it’s a humanitarian crisis.
June 11th, 2019
When cyber-attacks occur, immediate expertise is needed to mitigate damage and ensure organizations are restored. Cyber Incident Response Teams provide that expertise and function as our cyber first responders.
June 4th, 2019
The $4.3 billion in disaster relief aid is overdue and will go a long way in helping Texans as they continue to rebuild their lives after Harvey
May 29th, 2019
This past Monday was the 151st Memorial Day, where we remembered the brave men and women who courageously fought for our freedom and who bravely dedicated their lives in defense of our own.
May 21st, 2019
The conflict in Syria is complicated, and the potential solutions are not perfect, but our only choice is to advance policies that can stop the growing threats to U.S. interests, Israel, and regional security and stability...
May 14th, 2019
Wednesday marked the 50th legislative day of the 116th Congre
May 10th, 2019
H.R. 986 is a deceptive political ploy that simply attempts to overturn President Trump’s guidance to give states more flexibility and provide more affordable healthcare solutions for the American people. These regulations...