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.

This week ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, Britain, France, and Germany released a statement blaming Iran for the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The acknowledgment came despite a campaign of...
On Sunday, I had the great honor of joining President Trump in welcoming Prime Minister Modi to the Lone Star State in an event that was appropriately named ‘Howdy Modi.’
I today appeared on Fox & Friends urging Congress and President Trump to reject Democrats' gun control agenda and instead take up and pass Grassley-Cruz, bipartisan legislation to prevent mass shootings and protect...
American energy dominance is something to be celebrated, and introducing measures to prematurely curtail America’s access to oil and natural gas resources poses a large threat to the economic and environmental progress made...
God bless America and the men and women of our first responders and our armed forces who keep us safe!Watch the video below:Courtesy of Norman Adams of TXSIP. 
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday I delivered remarks and participated in a conversation focused on ‘Interventionism vs. Isolationism' with Hudson Senior Fellow Mike Doran at the Hudson...
“The officer will know prior to approaching the vehicle that this person might have a challenge speaking with him."
During this state work period, I've been hearing from Texans on all sorts of issues. Here are some of the things I've been doing.
Harris County prosecutors have charged former Houston police officer Gerald Goines with two felony murder charges in connection with a deadly January 28 botched drug raid that killed two civilians and injured several...
Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders after shootings in El Paso and West Texas are meant to address gun violence without gun control. But a Department of Public Safety network he tapped says it needs more resources — and is...
While the Mayoral candidates debate, our crime situation analytics are a useful tool in evaluating where we stand. Location Inc. is a SAAS company that uses analytics and mapping tools to power risk assessment. Think of it...
I am deeply concerned and disappointed by the Solomon Islands' decision to sever its relations with Taiwan in favor of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese Communist Party has been systematically using its military...
Bill Flores
Republican Representative Bill Flores sat down with TexasGOPVote to discuss immigration policy and explained a five step process he and roughly 80% of his constituents support.
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I issued a statement today in response to reports Iran will expand its violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by building prohibited centrifuges:
Tony Gonzales
San Antonio native and 20-year Navy veteran Tony Gonzales​ recently announced he will seek Texas Congressional District 23’s seat in the US House of Representatives during the 2020 elections.
Ogg campaigned for election in 2016 on the need for comprehensive bail reform, but she argues the proposed settlement of Harris County’s bail reform lawsuit goes too far to accommodate defendants without providing adequate...
Bibles Badges Business
Leaders in Texas’ business, law enforcement, and faith communities met at Austin Stone Community Church recently for a Texas convening of Bibles, Badges, and Business hosted by the National Immigration Forum.
With Border Patrol apprehensions along the southern border in May 2019 up nearly 300 percent from May 2018, I today urged United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to provide much-...
According to studies, human trafficking is a $150 billion world-wide industry and more than 300,000 Texans are entrapped in this modern-day form of slavery. Human trafficking is the 3rd largest revenue generating industry...

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