115th Congress

Today on the floor, I urged the Farm Bill’s conference committee to strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, similar to my amendment to the Senate Farm Bill. 
President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:
ID and tax and border security
With US unemployment at 3.9% and 6.6 million open jobs, this is the first time there are more open jobs than Americans looking for jobs since the Department of Labor Statistics started tracking this data.  Reforming US...
Recently, President Donald Trump said he would be willing to shut the government down if Congress does not pass immigration reform, tweeting, “A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous...
human trafficking
Lowyal was just like any other teenager across America. When she was 13 years of age and in school, daily bullying started.Then her relationship with her mother became worse. So she dropped out of school, took drugs, and...
Millions of data sheets spit out of the printer inside a thick-walled, secure facility. Across the top are Americans’ names, a list of phone numbers dialed, the time and date called, and the frequency in which they called or...
On June 26th, a minority of Republicans joined every Democrat in the House to vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.
With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, I released the following statement: 
Last week the House passed a “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, a $15 billion rescissions package, and a critical bill to curtail gang violence in our communities.
The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law...
Today I spoke on the Senate floor about Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist from Houston who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago, and met with his parents, Marc and Debra Tice.
The following video was released highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.Background:The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been...
Senate Republicans continue to build on our record of accomplishment in the 115th Congress by passing legislation to benefit Texans and the economy, as well as confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees at a record-...
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
Culberson ABC endorsement
​Members of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered to endorse Republican Representative John Culberson (TX-7) at a Burton construction site in Houston on Friday, July 7.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on an immigration bill Wednesday that would secure the border, end the separation of families that crossed the border illegally, and provide a conditional path for Dreamers to...
NPR's Michel Martin looks ahead to votes on immigration this coming week in the House with congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who's seeking legal protections for so-called Dreamers.
I released the following statement on President Trump’s recissions package submitted to Congress:
At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.

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