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.

We must stand united with the Jewish community, especially during a wave of heightened animosity. We ought to fight against all forms of antisemitism and ensure the safety of Jewish Americans on U.S. soil.
In order to ensure that our National Guard is able to answer our states’ and our nation’s toughest calls, our troops need the adequate resources, including the proper rotation, retention and recruitment of personnel in the...
Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a slate of legislation Tuesday that targets protesters and restricts cities’ abilities to reduce police budgets.
President Biden’s defense budget was way late and billions of dollars short. Military leaders repeatedly warned that the U.S. cannot defend against the growing aggression of adversaries like China without adequate defense...
This critical safety upgrade would not only protect the lives of our military heroes, it would also save the taxpayer over $12.9 billion by opting to install this technology instead of replacing all the impacted Humvees....
I remain committed to seeing ambitious action taken to secure our common defense and ensure that the most advanced chips in the world are made in America for generations to come.
The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline and the temporary shutdown of its operations illustrates the importance of protecting the United States critical infrastructure from such attacks. The Department of Energy (DOE...
Texas is the only state that keeps the records of the immigration statuses of those arrested and convicted of state‐​level crimes, thus giving the public its best opportunity to study the crime rates of illegal immigrants...
On Tuesday evening, I delivered remarks on the House floor calling out the left’s shameful and deliberate efforts to attack and “cancel” at law enforcement, while destroying anyone who dissents from their increasingly...
Israel is one of our greatest friends and most important allies; the administration must unequivocally condemn these attacks and fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens in the strongest possible terms...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a load of smuggled semi-automatic rifles during an attempt to cross into Mexico from Texas. The officers seized eight rifles and magazines.
Having a birthday does not erase a person’s violent history which is why I introduced this legislation to prevent proven aggressive offenders from having access to guns.
America’s critical infrastructure is under attack. Last month, hackers crippled our gas distribution operations, and this weekend an enormous U.S. food supplier was successfully targeted by bad actors.
Law enforcement is critical to the functioning of a free society. Its function to the rule of law and being able to make sure we can live in a community where we feel like we can walk around and engage and engage in commerce...
The Texas House and Senate on Monday advanced two separate proposals that aim to stop the state’s most populous cities and counties from cutting law enforcement funding.
An attack on our critical infrastructure is an attack on our entire nation, and it must not go unpunished.
In recent months, five of the largest cities in Texas have seen their top cop leave. The reasons for their exits are varied. But one thing is known: The average tenure for some big-city chiefs in Texas is in decline.
During National Police Week, yesterday Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) and I introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide...
A critical pipeline that runs from refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast to terminals as far north as New York was shut down over the weekend after being hit by a massive ransomware attack.
I’m proud to represent a community in which many police officers, like those who participate in Operation Progress, wear their humanity like a badge of honor.

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