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 communities must be prepared to defend against the ever-evolving cyber threats they face. Texas is fortunate to have universities like UTSA and Texas A&M to help educate governments at every level on how to prevent...
Instead of defunding, we should invest more in our law enforcement for improved training and better policies, and help foster stronger relationships between our officers and communities.
As the Biden Administration makes misguided steps to re-enter the Iran Deal, we have to ensure that funds are staying out of the dangerous hands of terrorist organizations.
This past year has been a low point, no doubt, but it is men like Brian that remind us of the grit and tenacity and good character that America was built on. He may not be with us anymore, but if we are to honor him then we...
The United States military has condemned a provocative low flyby of the USS Donald Cook by a Russian fighter jet as the American warship traversed the Black Sea on Sunday.
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) sent a letter January 14 to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to express his concern for the national security risks posed by GH America Energy’s Blue...
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler admitted his policies in dealing with Antifa anarchists failed. He called for new enforcement actions and asked for federal and state assistance in dealing with the lawlessness.
President Donald Trump issued full pardons to two former Border Patrol agents on Tuesday. A federal prosecutor filed charges in 2007 against the two agents who were involved in the shooting of a drug smuggler.
United States’ diplomats and officials should utilize their voices and the influence of the United States to make it clear to the Mexican government that attacking or undermining the DEA is unacceptable, and that such action...
While IoT devices improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and everyday lives, these devices must be secure in order to protect Americans’ personal data.
I recently introduced bipartisan legislation to reimburse states like Texas who have spent significant resources on enforcing federal immigration laws, which is a responsibility of the federal government.
I recently joined 30 of my colleagues in sending a letter led by Rep.
In an extremely rare and possible first, a top Iranian intelligence official has signaled that the Islamic Republic could pursue the production of nuclear weapons "if backed into a corner."
The challenges at our border are compounding by the minute and it’s imperative that our men and women protecting our border have the most up-to-date, sophisticated resources to do their jobs.
It is crucial we understand the full extent of the threat facing our nation to ensure the tragic events of January 6, 2021, never happen again.
The Pentagon has ordered the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz to stay in the Middle East because of threats from Tehran against President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials in an order three days after the warship was sent...
It is probably safe to say that most of us will not think fondly on the calendar year of 2020. "Annus horribilis" is the Latin term for a horrible year we would rather forget. Now we look forward to 2021 in the hope that...
A suspect allegedly shot a Kings Mountain, North Carolina, police officer Saturday night during an exchange of gunfire. This is the fourth shooting of a Charlotte-area officer in the past two weeks, officials say.
Law Enforcement officials in the U.S. and Central America announced the arrest of more than 700 violent gang members under a joint operation. Operation Regional Shield (ORS) led to the arrest of gang members in El Salvador,...
The data presented shows crime is way up. More than 66 victims were killed by violent defendants RELEASED on lower free (PR) bonds.

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