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.

Yesterday, I spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need to reverse the longstanding and misguided Obama-Clinton-Kerry policy towards Israel, laid out in a speech by Obama advisor Philip Gordon in Tel Aviv last week....
I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is...
Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the release of a Human Trafficking Prevention Manual that is targeted to teachers and other education professionals who will be facing an onslaught of potential victims in this coming...
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and I have filed legislation to temporarily halt further transfers or releases for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Following the controversial prisoner swap the...
First and foremost we have to do everything possible to make sure all Americans in Iraq are secure and not swept up in a Sunni-Shiite civil war. We have more than 2,000 people in the country, and given the volatility of the...
Our elite Special Operations forces have located and captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Ahmed Abu Khattala was able to roam free for far too long, even conducting interviews with...
HOUSTON, Texas—The bodies of illegal immigrants are routinely found dead near Falfurrias, Texas in Brooks County. Texas citizens and the local sheriff are organizing a ‘rescue posse’ to make sure the thousands of children...
Like most Americans, I’m proud of our commitment to return every American service member home from wars overseas. However, I do have serious concerns about how we negotiated the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl. The Obama...
The House of Representatives has passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 4681) to ensure that our intelligence community has the tools it needs to protect Americans from terrorist attacks both here at home and abroad...
The Heritage Foundation is now telling anyone who will listen that the Red Card Solution is the right approach to the most crucial element of reform, a functioning guest worker program.
The Hamas terrorists in Gaza keep shooting their rockets into Israel. Israel has used defensive weapons to intercept some. However, Iranian-backed Hamas keeps on reloading its six-shooters and firing into civilian areas.The...
While watching the Megyn Kelly drilling of Bill Ayers, several thoughts popped into my mind. The first is how does a known terrorist and Marxist become an accepted part of the Chicago political establishment? Imagine the...
There are two main issues surrounding the increase in the migration of unaccompanied children (UAC) and asylum seekers in recent years that have recently reached crisis proportions. The first is the treatment of those...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee...
Governor Rick Perry is working with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to identify options that can immediately address the Texas border crisis. Earlier today Gov. Perry said Texas doesn’t have “the resources, nor the...
Would you be surprised to learn that Obama is using intimidation to get the men who served with Bergdahl to keep quiet? I know, I know…just another fake scandal, right?Leave no man behind has been the battle cry of Obama’s...
FORT WORTH, Texas—As thousands of unaccompanied minors stream seemingly effortlessly into South Texas, a humanitarian crisis is developing of the kind never seen before in modern American history. State and federal officials...
The following article was authored by Jim Kollaer and originally posted on ConstructionCitizen.com.The future of the next phase of construction for the proposed headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security in...
Last week I hosted a bi-partisan group of ag commissioners from eight other states for a border tour. They walked away committed more than ever to fight for good border security and guest worker programs. I wish you could...
The most recent collapse of the tedious and tiresome diplomatic kabuki theater commonly known as the Israeli- Palestinian peace process was wholly predictable.Once again Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has...

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