May 10th, 2018
Acknowledging the valuable role that immigrants and migrant workers play in helping meet the diverse workforce demands of the growing US economy, President Donald Trump said “we do need people coming into
April 6th, 2018
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle for interference in the 2016...
April 3rd, 2018
On March 30th, Adolfo Flores reported that a caravan of at least 1200 Central Americans were walking north through Mexico in search of better living and working conditions.
March 29th, 2018
The federal omnibus budget that President Donald Trump approved on March 23rd allocates $1.57 billion of taxpayers’ money for barriers along the US-Mexico border, significantly less than the $18-25 billion the president has...
March 22nd, 2018
We need to decide what is best for the United States, for the economy, and for safety of our country. But that decision needs to be made by Congress, not be left solely in the hands of the president — who still feels...
March 8th, 2018
As the fate of Dreamers remains in limbo, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced a bipartisan bill last week that would provide a “three-for-three” approach to protect Dreamers and...
March 1st, 2018
President Trump announced Thursday he plans to institute tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum next week, arguing it will level the playing field for American companies and help them expand after plant closings in recent...
February 14th, 2018
On Monday, President Donald Trump offered up the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes $13 million in funding for the Port of Corpus Christi's widening and deepening project. The project is the key to the...
February 12th, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - James and John, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who joined the military, were featured this afternoon on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.
January 30th, 2018
Today at a press conference, I urged my Democratic colleagues to join Republicans and the President in finding a bipartisan solution for recipients of the DACA program.
April 12th, 2018
On Tuesday April 10th, Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) revealed that he has secured support from enough Republican representatives to pass a resolution that will force a vote on four different immigration bills in the...
April 5th, 2018
Although President Trump tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL!,” and “DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act,” Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) said there is still “a deal to be had." Trump has also
March 30th, 2018
U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and I sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to honor our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act and support the procurement of the F-35 fighter to aid in...
March 23rd, 2018
This morning, while the $1.3 trillion federal omnibus budget bill was waiting to be approved by the President, Donald Trump tweeted, “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,...
March 20th, 2018
Since day one of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration with crime.
March 6th, 2018
A few weeks back I wrote about how Romney-Clinton voters, turned off by Trump’s action on immigration, were poised to influence districts like the Texas 7th.
February 26th, 2018
Early voting has begun for the Primary Election on March 6, the day Republicans decide who will be the nominees against the dark side, the Democratic Party. There will probably be many runoff elections in May. One of those...
February 12th, 2018
With a federal budget deal completed, the US Senate is now turning its focus to addressing immigration. On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a group of GOP senators to formally introduce a plan aligning wi
February 8th, 2018
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called for a massive $1.5 trillion initiative to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.”