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.

With control of our elected government partially divided between Republicans and Democrats, bipartisanship and compromise are sometimes necessary to pass legislation to keep our government funded, and to keep our nation safe...
Today on the floor, I discussed my disappointment with Democrats for blocking an extension of the Violence Against Women Act in the border security funding agreement. Excerpts of  my floor remarks are below, and...
I have called upon his Senate colleagues to pass the EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka ‘El Chapo,’ on all 10 federal criminal counts...
The Senate passed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5th. We face a myriad of challenges in the Middle East, which is why it is more important than ever that we support our...
 I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th. 
President Donald Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday.Watch the video and read the transcript below:Thank you very much.
While I was in San Antonio, my hometown, a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to congratulate our new U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, Susan Pamerleau.
The 246,000-square-foot facility is located at 700 N. San Jacinto Street and will eliminate the redundant practice of people arrested by the Houston Police Department having to first be booked into a city jail and then...
Four police officers were shot and another officer sustained a knee injury while serving a warrant late Monday afternoon in southeast Houston.
Today on the floor, I discussed my vote to end the government shutdown and pay federal workers ahead of what will be their second missed paycheck while also providing for border security.  The bill did not get the 60 votes...
President Trump -- dissatisfied with the funding Congress is providing him for barriers at the southern border -- has signed a bill to fund the government and a national emergency declaration to free up more funds to build...
National Immigration Forum - While you were sleeping, the House released its 1,159-page spending bill, which includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new border fencing and language to limit detention capacity by U.S.
I met with Janne Känkänen, Finnish Under-Secretary of State for International and European Union Affairs, Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi and other officials from Finland’s government. The delegation and I affirmed the...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and I this week introduced the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act to authorize the U.S.
The safety and security of our nation, including robust border security, remains a key issue going forward. As the partially closed elements of the federal government were reopened until February 15, a bicameral conference...
On October 27, 2018 Wall Street Journal writer Christopher Mims wrote that US Tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, were experiencing a backlash against their size and power in the form of several...
On Friday, January 25, 2019 Fox News held a Town Hall Meeting on border security at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. A very upscale hotel to say the least. A limited amount of people were sent...
I recently issued the following statement highlighting the importance of putting an end to human trafficking, which continues in Texas, and across the nation in honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention...
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...

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