115th Congress

“For years agencies and states haven’t complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without consequence,” Sen. Cornyn said.
Last week on the Senate floor, I announced plans to introduce legislation that would incentivize federal agencies, including the military, to expeditiously and efficiently upload the already-required criminal conviction...
It’s no secret that our tax system is outdated, overly complicated, and full of loopholes, and anyone in Washington can tell you that tax reform – especially bipartisan tax reform – isn’t easy. 
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and I, members of the Senate Finance Committee, authored the following op-ed in Forbes addressing how revamping our tax system would impact the energy sector:
Last week, I toured areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey with Governor Greg Abbott, including Rockport, Port Aransas and Refugio. Debris removal and housing continue to be top priorities, and with most schools reopened (...
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
Today's repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan marks the next crucial step in a new era of transparency based on sound science. Through several hearings and oversight of the former administration's overregulation, the...
Last week, after a caller to a radio program I was on suggested it, I reintroduced the Properly Reducing Overexemptions For Sports Act or PRO Sports Act. This legislation would exclude major professional sports leagues from...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Tuesday, Reps. Ted Poe (TX-02), Brian Babin (TX-36), John Culberson (TX-07), Al Green (TX-09), Gene Green (TX-29), and Pete Olson (TX-22) introduced the bipartisan Texas Flood Accountability Act of 2017,...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted recovery efforts led by our military during natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, as the Senate considers the National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of my remarks are...
Last Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee introduced our proposal that would enable more Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and send less of their money to Uncle Sam here in Washington, D.C.
The Republican tax proposal is now public and while the overall plan will prove beneficial to the economy many challenges remain. The individual tax rates will lower middle class taxes by doubling standard deductions and...
Along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), I led a bipartisan letter expressing concern to...
You've heard "trust but verify" from none other than Ronald Reagan, no doubt.  The Tea Party movement taught us to do that, and I hope you still are.  Especially in the case of John Culberson, my congressman.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state’s congressional delegation could get “rolled” on a hurricane relief bill that is about to be voted on in the House of Representatives. The governor expressed his disappointment in...
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
Yesterday, I, along with Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), filed H.R.
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...
Indivisible Denton asserts that their agenda is merely “being involved in political activity that’s democratic in nature “and their actions are “no more radical than that”[i], while attempting to discredit and savage the...
The Abolish Human Trafficking Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S.

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