117th Congress

Late last year we saw the ATF attempt to make a rule that would have cost the industry more than $1.25 billion. The fact an unelected bureaucrat could make a rule hurting the American economy and American jobs to that extent...
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AUSTIN, TX - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, with a bipartisan vote of 228 to 197.
Over the last several weeks, Members of Congress from both chambers and sides of the aisle have agreed that the development of advanced semiconductors is of vital national security and economic importance and the...
You probably haven't heard about it, but Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has filed HB 127 seeking to require licensing of all firearms and ammunition; it also requires gun owners to buy insurance, gun owners to...
Expanding and modernizing I-27 through the Texas Panhandle will promote growth by connecting rural areas to the federal Interstate Highway system, strengthen avenues for trade which is particularly advantageous for TX-13’s...
Texas has historically been shortchanged by the Highway Trust Fund, even though it contains more interstate miles than any other state of the union. At the same time, our state also bears massive infrastructure burdens...
Through my bipartisan partnerships, I have been able to pass legislation that combats human trafficking, increases funding for childhood cancer research, holds the Chinese Communist Party accountable, creates new job...
I’ve spent the last year talking to small businesses, and I’ve seen firsthand the disastrous impacts of the pandemic on them. We cannot further encumber business owners with a top-down, one-size-fits-all minimum wage mandate...
In Texas, agriculture production is critical for our economy and food supply. The RESTORE Act will go a long way to support our farmers during this tumultuous time as they work on restoring their operations.
I recently introduced bipartisan legislation to reimburse states like Texas who have spent significant resources on enforcing federal immigration laws, which is a responsibility of the federal government.
I issued the following statements Wednesday after voting against Democrats’ Equal Rights Amendment, H.J. Res. 79, and Violence Against Women Act, H.R. 1620.
The United States will not tolerate an American citizen being held by the Putin Regime as a political pawn. Free Trevor Reed.
Texas is getting shortchanged when it comes to vaccine allocation and it's unacceptable. We need answers and transparency, which is why I introduced legislation to obtain the formula being used to determine the allocation of...
The United States maintains 1,800 sister city partnerships with countries around the world, including 157 partnerships with Chinese communities. These partnerships exist ostensibly to promote cultural exchange and economic...
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AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, a broad coalition of more than 200 business leaders and CEOs, university presidents and elected officials gathered at the "Texas Prospers: Keeping Our State Competitive and Prosperous through...
Americans are tired of this false choice of inaction or economy-crushing regulations when it comes to climate change. I look forward to serving on this committee to push for policies that will protect our environment and our...
Parents should be in control of their child’s education, period, not politicians or union bosses. I’m proud to reintroduce The SCHOOL Act with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) which allows federal funds for K-12 education to follow...
Our communities must be prepared to defend against the ever-evolving cyber threats they face. Texas is fortunate to have universities like UTSA and Texas A&M to help educate governments at every level on how to prevent...
I recently spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, legislation that would infringe on American's Second Amendment rights.
This legislation would ensure that when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm, state and local law enforcement are alerted to further protect our communities.

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