116th Congress

 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and I released the following statements after our Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee:
Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized House Democrats’ intransigence in passing critical victims’ rights bills, including the Violence Against Women Act and the reauthorization of his ...
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...
IRS
With nearly two and a half million miles spent commuting from my home in Texas to Congress, most airline flights are pretty routine for me. 
I welcome the border spending bill happily — but this is only a short-term fix. Congress and the administration must do more to address this crisis.
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act; appropriations bills H.R. 3055 and H.R. 3351; and H.R....
I’m grateful to my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting this legislation so Texas families won’t have to choose between paying their mortgage and getting the medication they need.
Earlier this week I called for immediate humanitarian aid to help the unaccompanied children at our southern border. I stand by this call.
I urge Administrator Wheeler and the administration to stand with hardworking refinery workers across this country and continue enacting policies that promote greater energy independence.
compromise
A bipartisan supplemental border spending bill providing $4.6 billion for emergency border security was approved by the Senate Committee on Appropriations Wednesday and is now headed to the Senate floor for a vote. It will...
Will Hurd
Thursday, I continued my efforts to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border by combatting drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling. I was joined by fellow former CIA officer Rep. Abigail...
tax returns
Tuesday, I introduced a resolution in response to House Democrats’ partisan law suit to compel President Trump to turn over his tax returns:We will not stand idly by as House Democrat Leadership seeks to undermine our...
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.
green card
Since 1921, Congress has set hard numerical caps for most types of immigrants coming to the United States on green cards.  They have always included uncapped exceptions to green cards for most spouses and minor children of...
Yesterday, as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, I released the followed statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act:
border patrol
Thankfully, House Democrats finally accepted the common-sense, bipartisan solution passed by the Senate. I supported this compassionate solution that will help the children at our southern border by providing $4.6 billion to...
Pelosi McConnell
Today, June 27, in Washington, DC (just a few hours ago), Democrats and Republicans in the US House came together and approved an immigration bill that the Senate passed yesterday. This bill will solve a lot...
This week, the Senate is considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.
 Yesterday, I became the 64th Republican to ask for unanimous consent for the House to consider the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. 
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...

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