116th Congress

Although the 2020 elections did not turn out the way many of us hoped, let’s all stay positive. Most of us have a lot to be thankful for!President Trump did an outstanding job as our leader for four years. We should thank...
As members of Congress met in Washington to begin the process of voting to confirm states’ electoral college votes for the presidential election Wednesday, several Republican lawmakers called for a delay of the certification...
Three years ago, House Republicans and President Trump rewrote our nation’s tax code for the first time in 30 years.
Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19...
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Last night, Congress passed a year-end spending relief package, or omnibus.
For months, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott has refused to move the Jenna Quinn Law despite repeated requests from countless child advocacy groups and a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen. 
I announced that the following Texas priorities I advocated for have been included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, the water infrastructure bill that will be voted on by the House of Representatives...
Our criminal justice system is charged with caring for thousands of individuals with mental health issues. I’m grateful to my Senate colleagues for passing this legislation to help inmates get the care they need while...
Yesterday I celebrated the announcement that Mexico will fulfill its water delivery obligations to Texas in compliance with the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty. 
The Senate had the opportunity to pass a bill with half a trillion dollars in additional relief for workers, schools, small businesses, and vaccine research. No controversial positions, nothing ‘Republican’ or ‘Democrat’...
In addition to confirming a Supreme Court Justice and nearly 150 additional judicial nominees, I’m proud of the bipartisan legislation we have passed here in the Senate over the past two years. I look forward to continuing...
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after the Save Our Stages Act, legislation we authored to provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venues, live performance...
In a significant win for the Texas economy, federal lawmakers chose to make Americans in mixed immigration status families eligible for economic impact payments in the spending relief package/omnibus they passed Monday night...
I issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through fiscal year 2021 and provide relief to hardworking American families and businesses who...
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I announced that our bipartisan bill to provide $15 billion in relief for independent venues —including live music stages, movie theaters, and museums shuttered by the pandemic — is included in the...
This month marks the three-year anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that aided America’s middle class, strengthened the economy, and made America more competitive globally. After years of the slow Obama-Biden...
On the Senate floor, I recently pushed back against Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) opposition to including protections for small businesses, schools, churches from frivolous lawsuits in the next round of COVID relief...
The bipartisan resolution rightly acknowledges that historic peace agreement, which I have repeatedly and enthusiastically celebrated. The resolution also, however, attempts to refocus American diplomacy on a Palestinian...
In the letter, we call for inclusion of the U.S. Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, facilitation of cooperative research and manufacturing to combat COVID-19, and the establishment of a United-States-Israel...
We already passed $3.8 trillion worth of COVID-19 relief, and I believe we do need to do some more. That's why I was disappointed when Senate Democrats voted to block another half trillion dollar bill on September the 10th...

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