October 5th, 2018
One in four women will experience domestic violence during their life. Nearly three women are murdered by their spouses every day.This is violent America in our time. Violence in the family unit. These crimes affect the...
September 27th, 2018
It is time to remove the veil of secrecy from the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court. Americans have the right to watch the proceedings in person, but only 50 members of the public can get into the small courtroom at a time...
September 25th, 2018
It is that time of the year, a time folks in Texas and in the South have been waiting for. It is called football season.It has been said there are only two seasons in Texas: football season and spring football season.
September 14th, 2018
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, I introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), extending the current legislation through the year 2019. Enacted in 1994, VAWA was created to improve...
September 11th, 2018
To a Texan, "Six Flags" is more than just the name of an amusement park.
September 6th, 2018
We are in a new age of warfare. Once was a time when bombs, bullets, ships, planes, tanks, and artillery were all that great powers needed to vanquish or intimate their foes.
August 29th, 2018
Ten years ago, Russian tanks rolled across the border into the independent nation of Georgia. I was there and saw the little green men with my own eyes. After five days of bloody fighting, with thousands of innocent...
August 15th, 2018
One hundred years ago, in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared July 28 as a National Day of Prayer for the Serbian people. This was during World War I, the war to end all wars. American doughboys and leathernecks had...
August 7th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the United States sanctioning of the rogue Iranian regime.
August 1st, 2018
Recently, Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and I, released the following statements after the House passage of the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act, as part of H.R.
October 2nd, 2018
The State Department has released its annual country report on terrorism. Terrorist attacks are down worldwide, but there are still frustrating details that we must expose.
September 26th, 2018
I applaud passage of my bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical legislation will now be sent to the president to be signed into law. It provides much-needed safety and health protections...
September 18th, 2018
I issued the following statement regarding the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group’s proposal to no longer include Alamo Commander, Lt. Col. William B.
September 12th, 2018
Our supposed Turkish allies are holding Americans hostage. At least two Americans, Andrew Brunson and Serkan Golge, are being held by the Turkish regime on fake charges.
September 10th, 2018
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and I introduced the Helping End Abusive Living Situations(HEALS) Act in the House. This bi-partisan piece of legislation will aid victims in...
August 31st, 2018
Billionaire George Soros is undermining our democratic allies in Europe. For decades he has spent billions of dollars financing activists, journalists, and politicians to challenge democratically elected leaders who do not...
August 22nd, 2018
Iran is continuing its march across the Middle East. At this moment, it is consolidating its gains in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Iraq.
August 9th, 2018
The day was July 21, 1821. The heat of the Texas summer sun beat down upon San Antonio de Bexar, the future site of the Battle of the Alamo.The flag of Imperial Spain billowed in the wind above the roofs of the mission town...
August 2nd, 2018
I recently filed House Resolution 1039, the Support Privacy on the Internet Resolution, encouraging edge internet companies and data service providers to include data protections in their policies.