July 22nd, 2020
This week I gave opening remarks for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies virtual event on ‘The Future of Iran.’ During my remarks, I called for collapsing the Iranian regime, following the example of U.S. policy toward...
July 1st, 2020
America’s economy will only grow stronger now that USMCA goes into effect this week. This trade deal will help Texas farmers, small businesses and manufacturers. The promise of increased free trade in our region will help us...
May 22nd, 2020
For too many years Russia has failed to live up to its commitments while we continued to act in good faith, fitting a broader pattern of bad behavior from the Putin Regime.
May 13th, 2020
How far will the Chinese government go to make its economy the most influential in the world? That’s a question national security experts have been discussing for years, and we now know.
April 28th, 2020
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday I issued the following statement in response to media reports that the Trump administration is moving to invoke the snapback mechanism in United Nations Security...
April 10th, 2020
The OPEC oil cartel and nations including Russia have agreed to boost oil prices by cutting as much as 10 million barrels a day in production. Even more countries, including the United States, were discussing Friday their...
March 12th, 2020
The moves announced Wednesday came as the White House and Congress worked on economic proposals to contain the fallout from the coronavirus.
March 9th, 2020
Oil prices dropped as much as 30% following the unexpected Saudi decision to cut prices and boost production. The move reflects the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and its economic effects.
March 3rd, 2020
I joined over 20 of my colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, requesting assurances that a potential U.S. agreement with the Taliban would not jeopardize our security or...
February 20th, 2020
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I recently issued the following statement in response to the publication by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of its database listing...
July 13th, 2020
Today, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced sanctions against several U.S. officials, including me, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for speaking out against the horrific human rights abuses occurring...
May 29th, 2020
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today I called on Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to investigate Twitter for willfully violating American san
May 20th, 2020
As member of the House Appropriations and Intelligence Committees, I today sent letters to every member nation of the World Health Organization (WHO) with U.S.-relations to request support in getting answers from WHO on its...
May 4th, 2020
Science is not a neat set of infallible statements but an ongoing search for the truth. “The Science(TM)” has been all over the place in this crisis: how the virus spreads and doesn’t spread, the role of children (do they...
April 13th, 2020
We are reaching a point in our history that those rights are under the greatest threat in the last 200+ years. But still, you are much better off than the average citizen in China.
April 7th, 2020
China should not occupy a position of prestige or influence on the UN Human Rights Council while it engages in human rights violations of the worst kind both at home and abroad.
March 10th, 2020
When women are empowered to be active participants in their community, economy and society, countries are more stable and prosperous. Our legislation will build on the tremendous success of the Administration’s W-GDP...
March 4th, 2020
I recently participated in a panel at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference to discuss my strong support of the U.S.-Israel relationship and bipartisan work on the House Foreign Affairs Committee....
February 24th, 2020
I have long called for the Financial Action Task Force to reimpose countermeasures against Iran, which are needed to protect the global financial system from Iran's illicit finance, and I applaud the Trump administration...
February 19th, 2020
The lack of government transparency from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in dealing with the coronavirus global public health emergency is contributing to the international community’s inability to resolve the crisis.