October 22nd, 2021
I am proud to join Sens. Blackburn and Cotton on this resolution to continue leading the fight for free speech on college campuses across Texas and the country, because the best solution for bad speech, is more speech—not...
October 19th, 2021
The mining and trade of illicit precious metals across the globe continues to pose a national security threat to the U.S. and our allies.
October 11th, 2021
I recently delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling out Democrats for using their self-made debt ceiling crisis as a political pawn to avoid taking accountability for more reckless, out of control spending that will...
September 21st, 2021
After many delays, I am pleased that FEMA approved funding for repairs to the Packery Channel, and I remain ready to support the City of Corpus Christi through this recovery process.
September 10th, 2021
The Senate has sent a loud, clear, and bipartisan message to President Biden: any nominee to the ATF must respect the Constitution and lawful gun ownership.
August 24th, 2021
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I recently sent a letter to Lithuania's Ambassador to the U.S.
August 11th, 2021
I recently delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging my colleagues to support my amendment to the infrastructure package that would remove harmful regulations on the emerging cryptocurrency industry.
July 21st, 2021
The budget seemingly attacks the fossil fuel industry in the United States and prohibits funding port projects connected to fossil fuels. If the language is implemented, it could halt all current work on several port...
July 9th, 2021
Taiwan is the tenth largest trading partner of the United States-surpassing more populous nations such as India, France, and Italy-and the eighth largest market for American agricultural products. It embraces high standards...
June 10th, 2021
Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration have embarked on a massive spending spree, placing the burden of the ensuing inflation crisis on American families and small businesses.
October 20th, 2021
The Establishment Clause was enacted to protect the religious practice and expression of individuals and minorities from the preferences of majority rule, whether that majority be theist or atheist. The drafters never...
October 12th, 2021
I recently sent a letter to Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland raising serious concerns and questions over a possible conflict of interest between AG Garland, whose son-in-law reportedly runs an educational organization...
October 7th, 2021
In addition to arbitrary and unjust detentions, the Ortega regime is prohibiting the country's leading opposition parties from participating in the November elections.
September 17th, 2021
Google's double standard on abortion is disingenuous and an egregious abuse of its enormous market power to protect the billion-dollar abortion industry.
August 31st, 2021
Recent severe weather events serve as a reminder that we must take all necessary steps to prepare for the next natural disaster. Taking common sense steps to protect our households and communities is critical to saving lives...
August 16th, 2021
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I took to the Senate floor recently to propose a bill to immediately impose sanctions on The Nord Stream 2 pipeline -- a project that if completed would threaten the...
July 23rd, 2021
I recently questioned the U.S. State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on the Biden administration's capitulation to Putin on the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would...
July 12th, 2021
In 2002 Payá started the Varela Project that sought greater political freedom in Cuba through a peaceful petition drive and referendum process as allowed for in the Cuban constitution.
July 8th, 2021
As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I recently issued the following statement on two U.S. Supreme Court decisions affirming election integrity and First Amendment rights.
June 9th, 2021
The American Space Commerce Act allows for full expensing of space launch property, creating a tax environment that empowers this next generation of space explorers rather than holding them back with bureaucratic barriers....