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.

An attack on our critical infrastructure is an attack on our entire nation, and it must not go unpunished.
In recent months, five of the largest cities in Texas have seen their top cop leave. The reasons for their exits are varied. But one thing is known: The average tenure for some big-city chiefs in Texas is in decline.
During National Police Week, yesterday Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) and I introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide...
A critical pipeline that runs from refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast to terminals as far north as New York was shut down over the weekend after being hit by a massive ransomware attack.
I’m proud to represent a community in which many police officers, like those who participate in Operation Progress, wear their humanity like a badge of honor.
I don't take a back seat to anyone on supporting our Second Amendment right to bear arms! I have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) and frequently exercise my right to bear arms pretty much everywhere I go.
I issued the following statement Tuesday in response to media reports that former Secretary of State and current Climate Envoy John Kerry informed an Iranian official about covert Israeli operations.
This legislation is aimed at correcting bureaucratic inefficiencies that have previously kept border patrol agents from receiving due compensation for the demanding jobs they perform. By ensuring agents receive fair pay, it...
Our adversaries are utilizing espionage campaigns disguised as business interests right next door to U.S. military installations, which cannot be allowed to stand.
With this decision we are running a serious risk of the situation devolving and unraveling into the chaos we have previously seen under the Taliban. All of the gains and stability we have fought so hard for could completely...
The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline and the temporary shutdown of its operations illustrates the importance of protecting the United States critical infrastructure from such attacks. The Department of Energy (DOE...
Texas is the only state that keeps the records of the immigration statuses of those arrested and convicted of state‐​level crimes, thus giving the public its best opportunity to study the crime rates of illegal immigrants...
On Tuesday evening, I delivered remarks on the House floor calling out the left’s shameful and deliberate efforts to attack and “cancel” at law enforcement, while destroying anyone who dissents from their increasingly...
Israel is one of our greatest friends and most important allies; the administration must unequivocally condemn these attacks and fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens in the strongest possible terms...
The F-35 strengthens national security, enhances global partnerships, and powers economic growth. The program leverages economies of scale, both in production and sustainment, to drive down cost and increase efficiencies...
A Black Lives Matter protesters pleaded guilty last week to attempting to cut the brake lines on a New York City police vehicle.
The three interdictions led to the arrest of ten suspected smugglers and the seizure of more than three tons of cocaine and nearly two tons of marijuana, officials stated. The seizures denied drug traffickers an estimated $...
As Israel continues to face dangerous threats such as those from Iran and its terrorist proxies, proposals to reduce or condition funding would undermine U.S national security interests and be detrimental to Israel’s ability...
House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be...
Yesterday, I led a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden requesting that he fund the initiatives to restore semiconductor manufacturing to American soil from the Creating Helpful...

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