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.

Sheriff O’Connor is well-prepared for this leadership role after serving the residents of Victoria County for years in law enforcement. I thank my colleagues in the Senate for supporting his confirmation, and I applaud...
Tuesday, Courtney Litvak, a Katy, TX resident, joined Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President,and I to discuss the prevalence of human trafficking in our communities and how to improve the way our country combats this heinous...
Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman that police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people.
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Research from 1994 to 2014 has generally found that there is a negative relationship between immigration and crime in the United States.
The Safe Surrender Program requires people under protective orders in domestic violence cases to temporarily surrender their firearms. 
Today, there is less evil in the world as a result of the successful military operation to eliminate the leader of ISIS, ordered by President Trump and carried out by our brave men and women in uniform. The operation is a...
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed my introduction of the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation containing provisions to reduce mass violence and...
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Yesterday I participated in a committee hearing focused on assessing the United States' foreign policy and posture towards Iran. There, I questioned State Department...
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor’s nonemergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.
Our country’s military readiness depends on innovation, and the Army Futures Command is on the front line of that fight. This partnership with the Texas A&M University System will ensure we have the best and the...
The FBI on Wednesday arrested former HPD officers Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant, along with Patricia Garcia, a neighbor on Harding Street who called 9-1-1. 
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), introduced a bill last week that would require the administration to revoke civil nuclear waivers...
I commend the Department of Justice for working to fully implement this law, and I look forward to seeing the continued progress Fix NICS can make to ensure missing records don’t put more innocent lives at risk.
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Conservative and moderate Lawmakers and leaders in the business, faith, and law enforcement communities will gather on November 7th in Washington, DC to discuss immigration reform and hear from panels of experts at the ...
U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and I recently announced a new initiative with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop a bipartisan national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, which will guide how Congress...
Border Patrol officials say communities along the border are safer following the completion of 74 miles of improved border wall systems. Those systems include 30-foot bollard walls, new border-access roads, lighting, and...
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Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe, and most recently – El Paso and Midland-Odessa. Across the nation, city names have become trending hashtags as acts of mass violence have rocked communities, and...
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced charges against the operator of the world’s “largest child sexual exploitation market” and hundreds of others in the U.S. and abroad. South Korean officials seized the...
Eighty law enforcement leaders from across the country have signed on to an amicus brief that calls on the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
TX Latino GOP PAC
The Texas Latino GOP PAC recently released a Texas poll conducted in 5 of the largest urban counties in Texas, among 500 Republican Primary voters, which was designed to test a new GOP approach for campaigning for the...

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