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.

At least two respected experts say no to resurrecting the Iran deal.
On the Senate floor, I spoke about the ongoing U.S. mission in the Middle East and responded to the Administration’s announcement that they will withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a day where we take a moment to thank the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our nation. They fight, at home and abroad, to protect the values and ideals that serve as the very...
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This is not a plea intended for anyone with MAGA gear! I feel pretty confident those folks have revealed their voting preferences. Instead, this is a plea to someone who cannot stand Donald Trump and has decided he is not...
In the letter, we call for inclusion of the U.S. Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, facilitation of cooperative research and manufacturing to combat COVID-19, and the establishment of a United-States-Israel...
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Cybersecurity affects our everyday lives – including everything from virtual learning and working from home to managing election security.
The document contains 104 reform proposals, including changes to the Independent Police Oversight Board and additional mental health crisis training.
AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we work, learn, live and defend the nation, but our leadership in this technology remains uncertain.
AI-intelligence
The United States is the global leader in artificial intelligence. We have an innovative private sector, world class universities and remain the top destination for international AI talent. However, American leadership is no...
America leads the world in innovation, but to keep up we must embrace AI in the government, private sector and education. This means preparing America’s workforce, countering our adversaries’ commitment to AI, investing in R...
I am pleased that the Trump administration has taken the final and necessary step to formally withdraw from this costly and outdated agreement. Russia will no longer be able to use this treaty to use our skies to spy on the...
veterans day
Dear Fellow Texans:Please join me this Veterans Day in honoring the men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Reports on Monday claimed the Texas National Guard could be deployed to five cities on Election Day in preparation for possible protests and violence. On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott confirmed the consideration of...
The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to send 1,000 troops to cities around the state ahead of Election Day.
From an operational perspective, the addition of such a uniquely capable and stalwart partner, like Australia, to this naval exercise is invaluable, providing increased interoperability, strengthening threat assessment...
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A former Democrat congressional candidate claimed on Twitter to have participated in the toppling of two statues in Portland, Oregon, Sunday night.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday signed an executive order to implement a new cite-and-release program for the Houston Police Department, which would allow people accused of some low-level crimes to get off with a ticket...
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued new sanctions on Iran and amid reports that the United States is issuing an executive order locking...
harris county jail
The report in the Houston Chronicle of September 4, 2020 is inaccurate based on the oversight team (that taxpayers are paying for) who have ignored the problems. The monitors have ignored information provided by...
9th court of appeals
On September 14th, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the DHS under President Trump acted within its authority in terminating Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and...

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