July 12th, 2018
As the war waged in Syria has moved forward with YPG (Kurdish) troops in the North and U.S.-supported FSA and Iraqi Troops in the East, ISIS took major hits and was reduced in operational functionality over 2017.
July 2nd, 2018
Pakistan continues to be an unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. For two decades, we have hoped that Pakistan would clear the terrorist safe havens along the Afghan border and end its support for terrorist...
June 27th, 2018
The world lost three outstanding people, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator and columnist, James T. Evans, lawyer and long time key Republican leader and Rafael Arbisser, educator with a world of experience, born in...
June 19th, 2018
Ending the nuclear threat in North Korea is within our reach. The maximum-pressure campaign has demonstrated some clear successes in pushing North Korea to the negotiating table and pausing its nuclear and missile tests. ...
June 11th, 2018
Recently on the floor, I discussed the potential national security threat China poses to our country through foreign investment. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
June 6th, 2018
I introduced legislation on June 4th recognizing the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, urging President Trump to pressure China's President Xi Jinping to release artist and activist Liu Xia, and hold Chinese...
June 4th, 2018
We must remember that Pakistan continues to be an unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. For nearly two decades, we have hoped that Pakistan would clear the terrorist safe havens along the Afghanistan border and...
May 24th, 2018
Pompeo’s vision for Iran is the world’s vision for Iran. And he hinted at regime change.
May 17th, 2018
For over 3,000 years, the official capital of Israel has been Jerusalem, no matter what the Palestinians say.
May 15th, 2018
U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed Obama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS, were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group, according to the man...
July 9th, 2018
Recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to target and hold accountable three Nicaraguan individuals for their...
June 29th, 2018
While world leaders and CEOs of global companies are in town for the 2018 World Gas Conference, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and I introduced the Protect European Energy Security Act. The bill requires the...
June 25th, 2018
The world today is in a new era of great power rivalry. Resurgent Russia and China are challenging U.S. interests across the globe.
June 18th, 2018
It appears the past Administration would stop at nothing to boost Iran’s economy, even if it meant violating the law. For years, we imposed sanctions on Iran restricting the Ayatollah’s access to American financial...
June 8th, 2018
Saudi Arabia has started boosting oil production after two years of curtailing output, a move that gives Riyadh a jump on other OPEC producers who are expected to open the spigots later this month.
June 5th, 2018
China is a rising power with interests that more often than not come into conflict with our own. As Secretary Mattis identified last year in the National Defense Strategy, we are in a new era of great power rivalry.
June 4th, 2018
The Left is apoplectic over the economy. They’re going nuts trying to spin the numbers to make things look bad. If nothing else, they use the old standby — if it’s a good thing, we did it! Not!
May 22nd, 2018
As Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee, I joined Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), who is a senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member on its Terrorism,...
May 16th, 2018
It has been a spectacular week for our nation’s foreign policy. On Wednesday, President Trump and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, negotiated the return of Americans Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak Song from North Korea...
May 9th, 2018
Harnessing the power of the stars here on Earth could supply our future energy needs. If we replicate the same nuclear reactions that occur in a star within a fusion reactor, the heat from these reactions could be converted...