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.

As a former cryptologist, I understand how critical cybersecurity is to our national security, especially as criminals, cartels, and terrorists become more technologically advanced.
Crime has ravaged our streets for far too long and it has compromised the safety of Americans. Rule of law is the cornerstone of our country, without it we fail to have a country.
At a time when our allies don’t trust us after the failed Afghanistan withdrawal, the CRUCIAL Act will signal to our most vital Indo-Pacific partners that we are prepared for the long-haul and that we will stand with them in...
Now more than ever, with the rise of China, our partners in Taiwan, India and the Philippines play a critical role in protecting democracy throughout southeast Asia, and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with them last...
I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reassert our bipartisan consensus that Putin’s pipeline is bad for American national security and the security of our allies, and to impose sanctions on entities ...
China's military has built mockups in the shape of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the desert of Xinjiang, satellite images by Maxar showed on Sunday.
Together, Texas DPS, Fort Worth Police, Arlington Police, and the Department of Homeland Security successfully arrested a total of 115 men over the course of one week, many of them repeat offenders. Those arrested were...
As China has sought to expand its global dominance, India has resisted their exploitation and looked elsewhere to bolster its defense capabilities and economy. Now would be exactly the wrong time for President Biden to undo...
The mining and trade of illicit precious metals across the globe continues to pose a national security threat to the U.S. and our allies.
Her loss was another solemn reminder of the courageous sacrifices law enforcement officers and their families make every day, and I hope memorializing her service at the Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings will help honor...
Putin is testing American resolve, and our allies and partners around the world are watching.
In California, they raised the felony amount for shoplifting from $50 to $950. And it’s paying off…for thieves.
Here at home, there is no question that China is a looming presence, but it's not in our backyard. We don't see its warships on our coastlines or worry about an imminent military invasion on our shores. But that's not the...
There are strong feelings on both sides on where this ruling should head, and we are expecting to see mass protests in large, leftists cities as the jury deliberates.
I recently led a group of colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging the Biden Administration to take swift action against Russia’s most recent buildup at the Ukrainian Border. 
Recently, I signed a letter encouraging the Biden Administration to abandon its ill-conceived plan to open a consulate separate from our embassy in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem. I wanted to share with you why this...
It is imperative that President Biden stop being so risk-averse, stop appeasing Putin and Xi, and move quickly to develop critical capabilities that our adversaries are now perfecting.
A pair of New York attorneys pleaded guilty to their roles in firebombing a police car in Brooklyn during a George Floyd protest in May 2020.
After Austin officials slashed the city’s police spending amid nationwide protests over police brutality last year and drew the ire of Gov. Greg Abbott, Austin’s voters could wind up putting hundreds of new police officers...
I recently joined Texas radio host Chad Hasty in an interview about the absurd provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act and my efforts to get Republicans to oppose them.

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