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.

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In a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) expressed his concerns that autonomous vehicles operated by Chinese companies could transfer critical data collected from...
veterans event
Words cannot describe how incredibly proud I am of my wife Camille. In celebration of Veteran's Day, she was the keynote speaker at the Show of Support Banquet in Midland. She gave voice to the countless spouses that have...
Houston veterans parade
The Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration starts with a ceremony at 10 a.m. and is followed by a parade at 11:30 a.m.
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I released the following statement after securing multiple priorities for Texas in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023, to support Texas military instillations, servicemembers, and...
Opioids like fentanyl have claimed the lives of our family members, friends, and neighbors at alarming rates across the country. Confronting the ongoing opioid epidemic requires us to act on multiple fronts.
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The United States is currently dependent on Communist China for critical minerals—which are used in anything from fighter jets to electric vehicle batteries. We know that the majority of these minerals were produced using...
I was honored to join the Air Force Association as we discussed the importance of our service forces and how we can encourage capacity building for our defense.
Hollywood likes to blow up incoming asteroids with nukes, but NASA’s first test of whether it can change the trajectory of a space rock will try just giving one a little nudge.
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Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Drug trafficking, illicit manufacturing, and a wide-open southern border have led to fentanyl being the leading killer of our young people...
The U.S. immigration system is too restrictive and bureaucratic. The result is chaos along the U.S.-Mexico border, wait times for legal visas that sometimes extend for decades, and a reduction in economic and cultural...
prison
Rep. Dan Crenshaw announced the introduction of the Declaring War on the Cartels Act. The bill is designed to combat Transnational Criminal Cartels’ illegal activities with increased criminal penalties and the targeting of...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility set a record for their port of entry with the seizure of more than $1 million in fentanyl. The officers found the deadly...
These grants will help institute safety measures in and around schools, support school violence prevention efforts, provide training to school personnel and students, implement evidence-based threat assessments, and fund...
U.S. influence has been eroded in a part of the world where we were once poised to hold sway, and China has moved in to play an increasingly dominant role. This must change.
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The Blind American Veterans Foundation awarded U.S.
WASHINGTON —Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) released the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-42 to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations:
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Monday on the floor I discussed congressional Democrats’ indifference towards the crisis at the southern border and the hope that Democrat mayors outraged with the consequences of the Biden Administration’s immigration...
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On Monday, I sent a letter to CIA Director William Burns requesting clarification on recent reports that he permitted Chinese Communist Party members to work on national security research, including information related to...
San Antonio
San Antonio received $3.8 million in Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. This project assists high density, targeted areas by providing them with the ability to protect themselves against and recover from...

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