April 15th, 2019
San Antonio's population is growing more quickly than that of any other city in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It's imperative that...
July 20th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of...
July 9th, 2018
Y'all done gone and done it. No, seriously. Y'all, and by y'all, I mean Empower Texans done gone and made me defend John Cornyn. It's absolutely the last thing I thought I'd ever do since he has been the subject of...
February 16th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Andy Oldham to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:...
January 10th, 2018
Monday, I released the following statement after President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act into law.
November 30th, 2017
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I yesterday issued the following statement regarding the Government of Venezuela’s detainment of six CITGO executives from Texas:
July 10th, 2017
Despite deep divisions within the GOP, the Senate could vote on a revamped health care bill as soon as next week, Texas Sen. John Cornyn told reporters on Monday, setting a new deadline for the party to pass a long awaited...
May 19th, 2017
I released the following statement after the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, passed the Senate today. The...
May 17th, 2017
The dastardly criminals who intentionally target those who serve the thin blue line must not be allowed to walk free. The Back the Blue Act increases the punishment for those who seek to harm our peace officers. Today,...
May 15th, 2017
Reports from Washington indicate that Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is on the short list to take over the position of FBI director following the firing of James Comey.
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
July 16th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I sent a letter to General Gustave F.
May 21st, 2018
On Friday, I traveled to Santa Fe, Texas after the horrific shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School.
January 26th, 2018
The following article was authored by Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom:It's bad enough any time the federal government needlessly intervenes into the U.S....
December 27th, 2017
Last week Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and I released the following statements applauding the House’s passage of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act.
October 11th, 2017
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
June 16th, 2017
John Cornyn and I authored the following op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on what they would like to see in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) based on the Texas model.
May 18th, 2017
Yesterday I joined Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) in introducing legislation to improve veterans' access to timely health care.
May 17th, 2017
This week in Washington, D.C., I met with the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. and other Border Patrol agents. I then spoke on the Senator floor about the meeting and National Police Week.
April 21st, 2017
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S.