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.

San Antonio's population is growing more quickly than that of any other city in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It's imperative that...
While I support CBP’s unwavering effort to effectively meet its mandate, I am gravely concerned about the consequences that the recently announced diversion of resources is having on our nation’s ports of entry.
As our nation continues to face cyber threats, we must ensure all levels of government are prepared to combat the emerging attacks to our cyber networks and other critical infrastructure.
Kevin Brady talking to Army Corps
This week, I hosted members of the Army Corps of Engineers Galveston in his Washington, D.C. office to get an update on recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and talk about ongoing local projects. Colonel Lars Zetterstrom...
Rational Middle event Bob Bullock Museum
Business leaders, lawmakers, and people interested in immigration policy met at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum last week in Austin to view screenings of two Rational Middle of Immigration videos and discuss...
Our telecom systems continue to advance at a rapid rate, and it’s critical that we develop a strategy to protect potential vulnerabilities from being exploited by our adversaries.
Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, according to U.S. and NATO forces.
This hearing will examine the recent crashes, possible contributing factors, and ultimately, how we can ensure America's aviation industry remains the safest in the world.
The fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s Deer Park petrochemical facilityhas been extinguished as of early Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the company.
Internet of Things devices will improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and our day-to-day lives. This is groundbreaking work and IoT devices must be built with security in mind, not as an...
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole passed away on Tuesday at the age of 103 in my hometown of San Antonio.
On its 70th anniversary, NATO remains more important than ever to the security of the free world because Russia still poses a threat to the alliance.
Today I issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):
Russia has one goal: to erode trust in our democratic institutions – between the American people and our intelligence services, between our intelligence services and our legislative branch, between our legislative branch and...
Today on the floor, I urged my colleagues to work together to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
Recommendations in the action plan include suspending immigration enforcement within 200 miles of disaster zones during a crisis, developing more data to better understand how immigrant communities are impacted by disaster...
Tomorrow will be the one year anniversary of President Trump signing the Fix NICS Act, led in the House by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and former U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), into law:
What is happening at our border is a significant problem – 400,000 people attempted to come into our country illegally last year and over $67 billion worth of illegal drugs flowed into our communities. It’s 2019 and we still...
Dark smoke from the fire continues to billow over the plant and can be seen for miles. Emergency officials said early Monday that no air quality readings from the fire "have exceeded action levels." 
Several agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, have yet to comply in full with the Fix NICS reporting requirements.

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