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.

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...
I yesterday sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken in response to President Biden's plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from the United States Agency for International...
Politicizing our Department of Defense and the men and women who risk their lives for us daily is unfair and dangerous to our national security.
Spencer Raley at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published a short blog post critical of a blog post that I had written about how State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) data for the state of...
On Monday morning, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was sworn in at City Hall, just a few hours after his predecessor Art Acevedo was sworn in as Miami's new chief of police.
The Houston City Council on Wednesday formally confirmed Mayor Sylvester Turner's pick for the city's new police chief, current Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner.
The federal State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) compensates states and localities for correctional officer salary expenses for incarcerating illegal immigrants.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday named Troy Finner the new chief of police in Houston, after current Chief Art Acevedo announced he was leaving to lead the Miami Police Department.
The United States maintains 1,800 sister city partnerships with countries around the world, including 157 partnerships with Chinese communities. These partnerships exist ostensibly to promote cultural exchange and economic...
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...
DoD officials and military experts were clear: A 3-5% increase in defense spending over the inflation adjusted FY21 enacted level is necessary to keep America and our allies safe. However, President Biden’s proposed 'skinny...
HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and...
U.S. law enforcement officers sacrifice their own safety for their fellow Americans, regardless of where they don their uniform. This bill sends an important message to our protectors that we recognize your service and we...
We are privileged to have men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public. We must defend and support our communities’ heroes.
I recently introduced a bill honoring the U.S. Capitol Police.
As the Biden Administration continues to roll back policies that have weakened our southern border, it is important now more than ever that law enforcement officials have the tools to stop bad actors from entering the U.S....
Over the last several weeks, Members of Congress from both chambers and sides of the aisle have agreed that the development of advanced semiconductors is of vital national security and economic importance and the...
Our men and women at the border are now on the frontlines of two battles – the border crisis and the pandemic. They should have every resource at their disposal to do their job and stay safe – that includes access to...

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