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.

Today the administration took a critical step toward bolstering the national security of the United States and our longstanding ally Taiwan with the sale of F-16s.
The first death since the Rodney Ellis led Harris County Commissioner's Court (without Commissioners Radack or Cagle) passed a radical PR bond program, which among other things, releases dangerous people into our community...
It started as a way to help poor non-violent offenders to get out of jail and not get stuck in our system. Unfortunately, the deal neglects giving the District Attorney's Office the resources to do its job efficiently, full...
A government plan to guard the Houston-Galveston region from deadly storm surges isn't expected to become reality for at least 15 years. Rice University says it has a plan that could be completed faster for a fraction of the...
Naval law enforcement investigators arrested 16 U.S. Marines in connection to human smuggling and drug-related charges. The arrests follow allegations of human smuggling made against two other Marines earlier this month....
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I yesterday issued the following statement in response to reports of a planned Sunday meeting in Vienna aimed at providing Iran with concessions to preserve the Joint...
U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and I recently today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to urge his Brazilian and Paraguayan counterparts to designate Hezbollah a...
Wednesday I joined my colleagues to pass the bipartisan Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA), which provides critical support to the brave men and women of the U.S. intelligence...
I am proud to join my good friend and fellow former CIA officer, the gentlewoman from Virginia, Representative Spanberger, to offer this bipartisan amendment that would direct the intelligence community to prioritize...
Will Hurd
Thursday, I continued my efforts to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border by combatting drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling. I was joined by fellow former CIA officer Rep. Abigail...
It’s no secret that the Democrats have painted a huge target on our state to turn TEXAS Blue.  Money is pouring in to support the most radical of candidates against our representatives, state and federal.  So it’s not a...
The major media covers only part of the stories, covering up Islamic and leftist shooters and playing up radical right acts only.
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I today issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration intends to continue implementing portions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...
U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and I today introduced the Advancing Cybersecurity Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, which would update and improve federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture.
I moved to Downtown Austin in the spring of 2017 when I married my husband Doug Aldeen. We minimalized in an unbelievable way, but we love our home and our life. Austin has swelled into one of America's latest boomtowns,...
Will Hurd
We must make dismantling the infrastructure created by these human smugglers a national security priority. In June, 104,000 people were detained at our border. Almost every one of them had a phone number of a smuggler, a...
 U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) and I yesterday introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the violent acts carried out by members of Antifa and calling for the designation of the group as a domestic...
U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and I today introduced the Secure American Research Act, which would establish an interagency working group to protect federally-funded research and development activities from...
Clinton Bush Obama Trump
Over the course of the past three years, we have seen the immigration issue, in America, bubble from a conversation into a full blown argument — with neither side of the aisle willing to fully compromise, to create a...
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.

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