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.

ukraine
Thursday night, I joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to call out Congress for passing a bill that sends 40 billion dollars to Ukraine without serious debate — and while ignoring the American people suffering from inflation....
I questioned Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith on the recent string of suicides on the USS George Washington. The line of questioning was part of a House Appropriations hearing regarding Navy and...
military
This week Stephanie Bice (R-OK), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and I introduced the
The threats to Justices remain high because emotions are high, and the Chief Justice has asked Congress to take action to protect the Justices and their families by simply providing the same sort of authorities that the...
ukraine
According to the limited details of intelligence provided to the Ukrainians, The New York Times reports that "The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s...
A recent Tucker Carlson segment argued that the increase of illegal immigrants coming across the border in recent years caused the rise in homicides in Houston, Texas. Using crime data given to me by the Texas Department of...
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The following joint statement was issued by Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13), in addition to Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Richard Burr (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) after...
china
Six Chinese military aircraft transited the airspace of Turkey and Bulgaria, both of which are NATO members, on April 11 to deliver missiles to Serbia, a key ally of Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia.
Iran nuclear weapons
Despite Biden's harsh rhetoric and Ukraine assistance to fight the Russia invasion, we are using Russia as an intermediary in the Iran surrender negotiations.
Kevin Brady House Floor
Thursday, I delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act and the Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act.
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Each year the law enforcement community from across the United States comes together in Washington, D.C. to honor the fallen officers whose honorable names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. 
ukraine
I gave a floor speech Wednesday explaining why I am voting this week for the Senate’s Ukraine aid bill.I gave several key reasons why a vote for Ukrainian aid is in America’s best interests:
ukraine
On the floor, I discussed last week’s congressional delegation trip to Ukraine, Sweden, and Finland, and how the U.S. benefits from helping Ukraine. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
luis herrera
Last week, I learned of yet another deadly Humvee 
nuclear weapons Iran
By a vote of 86-12, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a motion introduced by Senator Cruz which stated that terrorism sanctions on Iran, and specifically on the Central Bank of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard...
border patrol
I released the following statement after reports confirmed the death of Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans:
China
I have been named to represent the House Energy & Commerce Committee in negotiations between the House’s United States Innovation and Competition (USICA) and the Senate’s U.S. Innovation and Competition (COMPETES) Acts...
veteran
On Monday, I led 75 of my House colleagues in formally calling on President Biden’s Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland, to provide the Honor Flight Network with the vehicular escort services granted in past years.
border patrol
Our bill would mandate CBP identify and begin to implement changes to increase hiring and improve retention for CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents specifically in...
Ukraine
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and I released the following statements after our Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, a bill to authorize the President to enter into lend-lease agreements with Ukraine to provide...

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