117th Congress

In a victory for border security efforts, H.R. 4209, the DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act I introduced, passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 
This legislation is critical for ensuring steady offshore oil and gas production. Without a renewed plan, there is potential for unnecessary delays, creating significant uncertainty for the offshore oil and gas industries....
inflation
There's little relief for workers in March's job report as job creation slows and inflation continues to rise. Wages just can’t keep up with President Biden's raging inflation, which is accelerating.
If we do not make the investments our military needs today, we will not be able to defend our nation or our allies in the future. The security of the free world depends on a credible American military.
Her death is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices our men and women in green - and their families - make every day. I am proud to have her legacy live on in our district by renaming the Rocksprings Border Patrol station in...
retirement
Tuesday, I voted against H.R. 2954. There are indeed many provisions in the bill that I support, including those that provide much needed flexibilities that will help Americans save for their retirement.
Our current disability compensation system is outdated, and it prevents our Nation’s finest from receiving the benefits they rightfully deserve in a timely manner.
border patrol
This resolution comes on the one-year anniversary of Harris’ appointment, and follows my visit to our southern border this week. I have visited the border three times in the past year. Harris has visited once for a brief...
wildfire
Wednesday, I led a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the Department of Agriculture to utilize all tools at their disposal to assist producers affected by the devastating wildfires in Texas.The letter was co-...
Following failed attempts to pass immigration reform through partisan budget reconciliation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin says he is engaging with Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis in search of a bipartisan...
covid
I released the following statement after his bipartisan State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act was included in the COVID-19 relief package:
These illegal marketplaces are a hub and a safe haven for some of society’s most dangerous criminals, and as these bad actors get more advanced, we need to ensure our law enforcement has the proper tools to crack down on...
I introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2022. The bill works to deter foreign nation-states from perpetuating cyberattacks against American critical infrastructure—including the energy sector.
A recent Rational Middle Podcast highlighted a Rice University Baker Institute Report examining how immigrati
inflation
After inflicting the worst inflation on American families in 40 years, President Biden’s new budget blunder has tax hikes that hit the middle class and small family businesses, send jobs fleeing overseas, and more socialist...
I strongly believe that the American people know best what to do with their own money, and by supporting the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Act, we can make sure they have that chance.
With current oil prices per barrel at $112.12 and the Texas average gas price per gallon was $4, up $1.45 since the same day last year, we have an energy problem created by President Biden.
brady cavuto
The ban on importing Russian oil from last week covers about 60 percent of what we buy from Russia. The rest of it is covered in these normal trading relationships. 
missing child
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and I introduced the Find and Protect Foster Youth Act, which would create a feedback loop between states and the U.S...
kevin brady meeting
Warning against the Biden Administration’s decision to limit coverage for a new Alzheimer’s treatment, I urged Democrats to work with Republicans to ensure greater access to new cures during a recent Ways and Means Health...

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