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.

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...
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Thou protest too much-Lina Hidalgo (County Judge of Harris County) continues to prove to anti-crime voters that she is not to be trusted.
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Our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to establish three branches of government to prevent any one person or institution from wielding absolute power. Perennial favorite “Schoolhouse Rock!” put it perfectly: “Everybody’s act...
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I joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul in releasing an interim report entitled, “A ‘Strategic Failure’: Assessing the Adm
As a pilot myself, it was special to congratulate 
As we speak, China is conducting aggressive military drills around Taiwan – violating their airspace and simulating what an attack on Taiwan would look like. They have been ratcheting up their aggression against Taiwan and...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and I introduced The Body Armor Safety Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation will help protect the nation’s law enforcement officers and first responders by ensuring that no...
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...
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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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On Tuesday, I announced that Texas received $39,875,000 in Operation Stonegarden funding for Fiscal Year 2022. The U.S.
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I issued the following statement in response to statements by Biden administration officials that they are prepared to accept Iran’s terms for entering a new nuclear deal:
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I have introduced two border security bills, H.R. 8709, the Prioritizing the Removal of Migrants Act and H.R. 8710, the Terrorist Reporting Act of 2022. These bills come at a critical time...
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Over the weekend, The Epoch Times published a story about the University of Texas Medical Branch taking responsibility for signing “poorly dr
I released the below statement following Monday's airstrike killing Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri:Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was an enemy of the United States, a danger to our national security and allies, and an...
The flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border has markedly risen over the last several years. In FY2021, Border Patrol had 1,662,167 encounters with illegal immigrants and other border crossers. So far in FY2022...



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