November 12th, 2020
Although I am retiring from Congress this year, it does not mean you’ve seen the last of me. Where technology and public policy intersect, you will still find me there. Where we can achieve social justice and accomplishing...
September 24th, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we work, learn, live and defend the nation, but our leadership in this technology remains uncertain.
September 22nd, 2020
The United States is the global leader in artificial intelligence. We have an innovative private sector, world class universities and remain the top destination for international AI talent. However, American leadership is no...
September 17th, 2020
America leads the world in innovation, but to keep up we must embrace AI in the government, private sector and education. This means preparing America’s workforce, countering our adversaries’ commitment to AI, investing in R...
September 11th, 2020
As our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest, we still have a broader global threat to be concerned about: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
September 3rd, 2020
Today I announced the Middle Rio Grande Development Council in Carrizo Springs, Texas will receive a $397,181 grant through the Economic Development Administration. The grant is intended to aid the council in developing...
August 26th, 2020
With political conventions wrapping up, it’s important for American voters to understand our national security is at stake. The presidential candidate who wins the November 3rd election must recognize and respond to a...
August 19th, 2020
Whoever wins the Nov. 3 election will face a rapidly changing national security landscape unlike any we have seen before.
August 13th, 2020
Hate crimes do not just affect victims. Because the victim is targeted solely because of his or her race, religion, gender, or ethnicity, when an attack occurs, entire communities are put on notice.
August 7th, 2020
America is home to some of the best and brightest minds, so we should enable those minds to discover and develop ‘the next big thing’ in AI in order to help the U.S. to keep its competitive advantage.
October 14th, 2020
Cybersecurity affects our everyday lives – including everything from virtual learning and working from home to managing election security.
September 23rd, 2020
From serving in visitor centers, to assisting in resource management and participating in conservation projects, volunteers contribute to services central to the operation of the National Park Service. I’m proud to join my...
September 18th, 2020
Yesterday I announced the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive more than $3.2 million in research grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
September 14th, 2020
The Blackwell School was the only educational institution in Marfa, Texas serving the Latino community for more than fifty years, and is a reminder of de facto segregation throughout the mid-twentieth century. We have a...
September 9th, 2020
Today I announced the third round of grant funding totaling more than $16 million for the Cities of San Antonio and El Paso and Bexar County to address the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will go to programs administered by...
August 28th, 2020
H.R. 8093 would allow the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire land from willing private property owners via sale or donation to expand Big Bend National Park 6,100 acres.
August 24th, 2020
This additional money is a short-term measure for USPS, which will help this vital institution as we continue to battle this pandemic. But, beyond this, we must enact a long-term fix for USPS. Bipartisan reform bills have...
August 14th, 2020
I helped introduce legislation yesterday to provide $28 billion for state and local governments to update technological infrastructure to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts and enhance existing cyber infrastructure.
August 12th, 2020
To fully understand American history, we have to understand all our history, which must include the contribution of the American Latino.
July 31st, 2020
A company owned by a member of the Chinese Communist Party — Guanghui Energy Company — may gain access to our power grid through a large wind farm in the Devil’s River Areas of West Texas, and the federal government is not...