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.

The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was a brutal, senseless and avoidable tragedy, and one our country has witnessed countless times before. In many ways, his death was the match that ignited nationwide...
President Trump took bold action to address calls for equality, justice, and accountability from law enforcement agencies by issuing an executive order to strengthen community-law enforcement relationships and restore public...
Customs and Border Protection officers in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sector interdicted shipments of methamphetamine and heroin at ports of entry on the Texas-Mexico border. The officers seized more than 200 pounds of...
We are all experiencing extreme times — extreme movement in the stock market, our economy, our safety, our freedom (to move about), and seemingly more things every week.  The most recent extreme is the attack on...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to east coast ports of entry seized multiple shipments of defective and unapproved PPE and COVID-19 medications. The shipments came to the U.S. in mid-May from China, Hong...
The man arrested by police in Lubbock, Texas, after he brandished a semi-automatic rifle in front of a George Floyd protest posted a threat on Facebook saying he wanted to “off racists and MAGA people,” officials stated. He...
Starting month three, we are learning that the experts were guessing. Some things they got right, some wrong. The radical left however, remains relentless in pursuing their pre-Covid 19 agenda, beat Trump by killing the...
You may recall all the histrionics regarding Covid-19 and the Harris County Jail. The same crew went back to the US District Judge who approved of a misdemeanor bond deal last year.The get out of jail free card crowd ignores...
Witnessing the decline in circulation and quality of the Houston Chronicle during the Covid-19 "crisis" is breathtaking. Not only is the paper becoming smaller and smaller, but the editorial policies have led to censorship...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in our face lately.  (Excuse the pun.)  Millions of Americans have had to lock themselves in their homes and ‘hunker down’.  Being locked in a home with teenagers can be more hazardous to...
The bill emphasizes de-escalation training and tactics, and would improve hiring protocols to ensure we only hire the finest to serve and protect our communities.
Although many of the changes to reform policing in our communities will happen at the local level, we can help stem racial inequality and ensure America’s police are more responsibly serving our communities.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush warned rioters who might be planning to target the Alamo in a tweet saying, “Don’t mess with The Alamo.” The Texas General Land Office is responsible for the care and safety of the...
While marching in solidarity with George Floyd’s family and 60,000 others in Houston, I saw that you can be outraged by a black man getting murdered in police custody, thankful that law enforcement is enabling our First...
Just when you thought we would get a break from the dangerous ideas flowing from the radical Democratic party, we get the latest: Abolish the police and take the money and use it on social programs.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a  “State of Disaster” in the wake of violent George Floyd protests happening across the state. The move authorizes federal agents to act as Texas peace officers.
Fourteen miles of new border wall is scheduled to be constructed in the Laredo Sector where no physical infrastructure currently exists. Construction will begin in January 2021, officials reported.
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...
Border Patrol agents expressed concern about the lack of information about Coronavirus-infected employees and minimal use of protection leave for those potentially or actually exposed to the deadly virus. The agents...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than a half-ton of Nigerian khat, a Schedule 1 stimulant, from two flights on April 1. Officials said it is the second seizure of the drug in two weeks. One of the...

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