117th Congress

border patrol
Now more than ever, our border patrol agents put their lives at risk every day they put on their uniform. The dedicated men and women who are sworn to protect and secure our border should be justly compensated, particularly...
I led a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize critical grants for mental health courts, crisis intervention teams, and...
Our state is a hub for economic opportunity, and the projects that will stem from this legislation will ensure that remains the case for years to come.
I appeared on The National Desk with Jan Jeffcoat highlighting my bicameral, bipartisan bill to squeeze Russia’s revenue, while warning that higher costs from inflation continue to be passed down to American families.
The Senate voted on the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through September 30, 2022. I spoke about my support for the bill on the Senate floor recently, and below is a summary...
I issued the following statement after President Biden requested that Congress vote to suspend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia.
Just as I have done since my first day in Congress, I will continue to advocate for the needs of our community and never stop fighting to bring new jobs to North Texas.
American gas should power American homes, but we must allow it to get there. We can do that by permitting the bulk transportation of liquified natural gas on our railroads.
Currently, Russia is exploiting a loophole in the sanctions placed on its central bank that are allowing the government and oligarchs to launder money through gold.
The situation Russia has created with its invasion of Ukraine underscores the importance of providing our allies with alternative energy sources free from the whims of a Russian tyrant.
President Zelenskyy’s powerful remarks to Congress only strengthened our resolve to further isolate and weaken Putin. This legislation builds on last week’s energy import ban to inflict even greater economic pain on the...
This body needs to stop throwing together important legislation at the last minute and allow its members to vote on clean, single-issue bills. 
The United States and Congress will be pivotal in turning the tide of this war and we must move forward with unwavering support for Ukraine.
Tuesday, I introduced the Energy Freedom Act, the House companion to Senator Ted Cruz’s bill, which will restore American energy dominance.
I will always vote in favor of a strong border, deterring our adversaries, and pragmatic solutions for TX-24
As a retired Navy Admiral and current member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am proud to know that the future of America’s defense capabilities will be built in our own backyard.
The bipartisan bill is a stronger, more comprehensive approach to holding Russia and Belarus accountable.
I recently introduced an amendment to the Postal Reform Act that would bar the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from granting package security waivers to Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran in an...
I joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Representative Teresa Leger Fernández (NM-03) introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to prevent private interim nuclear waste storage sites from...
Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of oil rose to over $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014. Gas and energy prices for working Americans are quickly rising to new highs.

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