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.

Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation’s thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the fallen and the lives that were forever changed. That morning, we witnessed firsthand the...
Many Texans have already heard of Texan Ret. Staff Sgt. S​hilo Harris. He is an incredible human being, and I believe Shilo Harris is more than a true American hero: he is a leader. Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris’ Humvee hit an...
I am closely monitoring the situation with ISIS and am deeply concerned by the atrocities this group has committed. Their horrific actions are unconscionable and we must stand strong as a nation in the face of their thuggery...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) have begun patrolling the Rio Grande Sector of the Texas-Mexico border. Guardsmen have been seen in patrol areas from McAllen to Rio Grande City. Under the...
Pres. Obama: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' to Fight ISIShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcnm5U5KQkObama gave his now infamous Cairo speech on June 4, 2009, and I wrote my thoughts on his ‘New Beginning’ speech on June 9....
I think what the Administration needs to do is come forward with a plan.Right now, they have no coordinated plan. We have no stated goals and objectives.The Administration has made inconsistent statements as to whether or...
Violence is escalating in Iraq, and I don’t see an end in sight. The situation is unfolding fast, so I want to take a minute to explain the root of the current Iraq conflict and give you the most up-to-date facts on the...
The Muslim Brotherhood has a documented plan for the destruction of America from within. Our own FBI discovered this plan and yet, our government allows these islamic terror training camps to operate here in America. Watch...
President Obama is following the lead of Texas Governor Rick Perry by deploying more federalized troops from the Texas National Guard (TNG) to help Border Patrol Agents. Approximately 60-75 soldiers of the Texas National...
Need a job? Want to work in a vibrant environment, with lots of benefits? If you’ve been thinking about relocating to find work, Iraq is the place for you.Obama is living up to his promise, as jobs abound in Iraq. Terrorist...
Today we mark the thirteenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on the U.S. in American history. America will never forget the thousands who lost their lives and loved ones on that day in 2001. I will never forget...
We’ve been hearing a lot about American Jihadists, and I contend that Obama is creating them. But THIS CLOSE!I recently asked the question of whether people believe ISIS is coming, or if ISIS is already here. Concensus was...
Today I announced my intent to file the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.) of 2014 as soon as the Senate is called back into session on Monday, September 8th.Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious...
The threat posed by ISIL should transcend partisan politics; with each passing day this terrorist group grows more capable and the danger to the U.S., our allies, and our interests becomes more serious.The President,...
If NATO reports prove accurate that Putin has in fact sent over 1,000 troops into Ukraine to support and fight alongside Russian-backed separatists, this is an act of war against the sovereign state of Ukraine.This alleged...
On Monday, August 4, 2014 I began my town hall tour of the 27th Congressional District. Over the span of four days I met with people from across the district to answer questions and to hear what you had to say. My staff and...
Has not enough American blood been shed in the Middle East already without the hoped for results? Let’s stop and think about why the culture of the Middle East cannot and will not be changed by more American military on the...
A headline that wind power requires 700 times the land space to produce the same amount of energy than fracked produced natural gas grabbed my attention. This headline sums up the problem with much of the alternative sources...
Last night, ISIS militants released a video to the world showing the barbaric execution of American journalist James Foley. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This gang of extremists shows no sign of slowing...
We’ve all heard about the violence in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. As Israel tries to defend itself against thousands of rockets fired by the terrorist group Hamas, death tolls continue to grow, and communities...

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