June 4th, 2019
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border.
May 28th, 2019
Retired Lt Colonel Raul Reyes Jr hosted a Meet and Greet on May 17, 2019 in Castroville, Texas at the Alsatian Golf Pro Shop to announce his candidacy for Texas Congressional District 23. He will be challenging incumbent...
May 16th, 2019
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
May 3rd, 2019
At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern...
April 25th, 2019
Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
April 12th, 2019
While I support CBP’s unwavering effort to effectively meet its mandate, I am gravely concerned about the consequences that the recently announced diversion of resources is having on our nation’s ports of entry.
March 21st, 2019
Former President George W. Bush called for sensible immigration reform during a naturalization ceremony at The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas this week.
March 6th, 2019
Today during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I delivered remarks on Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) response to human trafficking and illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. Excerpts of my remarks are...
March 1st, 2019
I recently introduced the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2019 (H.R. 1392) with fellow border Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28).
February 21st, 2019
Amid news reports that Hezbollah and other hostile actors are exploiting political uncertainty in Venezuela, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and I are raising concerns that adversaries, including known and suspected...
June 3rd, 2019
Mexico is a valued ally and the new tariffs are not yet in effect, so there is a window here for both countries to find common ground. It is in both of our interests to do so, economically and for stronger security.
May 23rd, 2019
Maintaining the standard hours of operation at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry will allow the flow of legitimate trade and travel to continue flowing efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued vitality of the local,...
May 8th, 2019
Our own Senator John Cornyn and Texas Representative Henry Cuellar have proposed a new bipartisan bill.
April 26th, 2019
A group of armed Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed a pair of U.S. soldiers on the U.S. side of the Texas border with Mexico. The U.S. soldiers were eventually released and their weapons returned.
April 15th, 2019
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
April 2nd, 2019
Today on the floor, I urged my colleagues to work together to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
March 20th, 2019
What is happening at our border is a significant problem – 400,000 people attempted to come into our country illegally last year and over $67 billion worth of illegal drugs flowed into our communities. It’s 2019 and we still...
March 5th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
February 27th, 2019
During my time in Congress, I have worked tirelessly to secure our porous southern border and close the legal loopholes of our broken immigration system. As a Texan and former Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I...
February 19th, 2019
Although the Democratic Majority in the U.S. House established a rule that lawmakers and the public must have a full 72 hours to read the text of a bill before it is voted on, the 1,159 page bill and 609 page report was...