January 9th, 2019
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and I introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019, which would require the administration to review the preferential trade treatment Cambodia receives under the General System of Preferences (GSP...
December 20th, 2018
Last year millions of Texans across the Gulf Coast felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath of Harvey’s destruction, we saw homes damaged beyond repair, causing financial hardship for many Texans.
November 27th, 2018
As I watched the Texans earn their eighth win in a row last night on Monday Night Football, a franchise record, I was moved by the memorial in honor of my friend Bob McNair. I’ve known Bob for two decades. He went to be with...
November 12th, 2018
This Veterans Day, we pause to honor the selfless service and unyielding courage of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We say ‘thank you’ to every brave soldier, sailor, airman, marine, and coast guardsman who pledge...
October 29th, 2018
This past summer, Cameron and Hidalgo Counties experienced devastating flooding which displaced many Texans from their homes and businesses. I joined Senator John Cornyn, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, Rep. Henry Cuellar, and Rep....
August 6th, 2018
I recently chaired a hearing entitled “The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New Discoveries.” During the hearing, expert witnesses discussed progress that the National Aeronautics and...
July 20th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of...
July 13th, 2018
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China.
July 6th, 2018
I penned an op-ed for Fox News expressing my support for the nomination of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the op-ed, I highlight Sen. Lee's track record of success and proven dedication to the U.S.
June 25th, 2018
Among the examples, we cited the NSF providing over four million dollars to a climate-change coalition to turn television meteorologists into climate change evangelists (with almost three million coming after initial...
January 7th, 2019
Thursday marked the beginning of a new Congress, and it is my great honor to serve 28 million Texans.
December 3rd, 2018
This weekend, American hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to President George H.W. Bush.
November 20th, 2018
The Service Academy Nominations Board I established in 2013 held its annual meeting to review applications and recommend the most qualified Texas candidates for nomination to our nation’s distinguished service academies....
November 9th, 2018
The Trump Administration announced that it will re-impose a second wave of sanctions on the Iranian regime, following U.S. withdrawal from President Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal.
August 8th, 2018
I recently continued my ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, a week-long tour of Texas military bases, with a visit to the Coast Guard Air Station in Houston.
July 26th, 2018
We believe that the private sector is best positioned to build, deploy, and secure 5G networks.
July 16th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I sent a letter to General Gustave F.
July 9th, 2018
Recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to target and hold accountable three Nicaraguan individuals for their...
June 26th, 2018
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...
June 21st, 2018
Today I introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool...