Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

Two oil tankers came under a suspected attack Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with one of them set ablaze, and the U.S. blamed Iran in what it called a campaign of “escalating tensions” in a region crucial to...
immigration progress
Immigration reform is the most important issue among voters. Candidates that push for sensible immigration reform will benefit in the 2020 elections.
HUMANE Act
Our Democratic colleagues continue to pretend that there is not a problem.
Houston we have a problem. Let's take a quick glance of the areas for concern! 
trade port
Mexico is a valued ally and the new tariffs are not yet in effect, so there is a window here for both countries to find common ground. It is in both of our interests to do so, economically and for stronger security.
Maintaining the standard hours of operation at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry will allow the flow of legitimate trade and travel to continue flowing efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued vitality of the local,...
The conflict in Syria is complicated, and the potential solutions are not perfect, but our only choice is to advance policies that can stop the growing threats to U.S. interests, Israel, and regional security and stability...
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act; H.R.
Cornyn HUMANE hearing
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
I, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, chaired a hearing on Tuesday titled, "The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges." As military, civil, and commercial interests and...
From credit card numbers, to social security numbers, our personal information is targeted by bad actors around the globe. Internet of Things devices will improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and...
When cyber-attacks occur, immediate expertise is needed to mitigate damage and ensure organizations are restored. Cyber Incident Response Teams provide that expertise and function as our cyber first responders.
After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis. 
Port of Houston
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border. 
American flag
This past Monday was the 151st Memorial Day, where we remembered the brave men and women who courageously fought for our freedom and who bravely dedicated their lives in defense of our own.
The bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act would start a timer – a shot clock, if you will – on when OMB must release the money, giving them 60 days to get these dollars untangled from the red tape and get them to the...
Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter...
Evil never triumphs.Just ask Mark Collins, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
New analysis of nationwide data reveals that undocumented immigrants do not bring more crime to their communities.  
Today during National Police Week, I announced that I have introduced the Back the Blue Act. The bill would increase penalties against criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for...

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