March 21st, 2019
This hearing will examine the recent crashes, possible contributing factors, and ultimately, how we can ensure America's aviation industry remains the safest in the world.
March 11th, 2019
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and I released the following statements after President Trump nominated Jeff Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston, and...
March 6th, 2019
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and I issued the following statements announcing our intention to reintroduce the bipartisan E-FRONTIER Act in the coming weeks, which would protect commercial 5G broadband networks...
February 27th, 2019
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) and I recently introduced companion bills establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights....
February 21st, 2019
Amid news reports that Hezbollah and other hostile actors are exploiting political uncertainty in Venezuela, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and I are raising concerns that adversaries, including known and suspected...
February 15th, 2019
With Democrats and Republicans locked in a staring contest over border security, there’s a solution here that secures the border and won’t cost the taxpayers one dime: Let’s build a wall, and make El Chapo pay for it.
February 8th, 2019
I released the following statement after the Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General, along with 44 nominations to fill vacancies on the U.S. Circuit and District Courts, the...
January 31st, 2019
I recently issued the following statement highlighting the importance of putting an end to human trafficking, which continues in Texas, and across the nation in honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention...
January 21st, 2019
This Martin Luther King Day, may we unite as a nation to reflect on the legacy Reverend King forged in the most turbulent of times. In the face of racial inequality and injustice, Rev. King devoted his life to preaching a...
March 20th, 2019
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their proposal to reform the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market, and to allow for year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol (E15).
March 7th, 2019
Yesterday I delivered remarks at the Latino Coalition’s 2019 Legislative Summit. There, I highlighted my family’s own experience as Hispanics in America working to achieve the American Dream, and my legislative efforts to...
March 5th, 2019
Last week I commemorated Texas Independence Day by reading a letter written by Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis during the Battle of the Alamo, “To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World” on the Senate...
February 26th, 2019
I issued the following statement applauding yesterday’s announcement that President Trump granted a federal disaster declaration for 33 Texas counties following severe weather and flooding that occurred in the fall
February 19th, 2019
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and I recently introduced a bipartisan bill that would give qualified members of the National Guard and Reserves a tiered preference in hiring for federal civil service jobs.
February 13th, 2019
I have called upon his Senate colleagues to pass the EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka ‘El Chapo,’ on all 10 federal criminal counts...
February 7th, 2019
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and I this week introduced the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act to authorize the U.S.
January 23rd, 2019
In conjunction with National School Choice Week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and I introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities Through Education Act (CHOICE Act).
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.