September 13th, 2019
American energy dominance is something to be celebrated, and introducing measures to prematurely curtail America’s access to oil and natural gas resources poses a large threat to the economic and environmental progress made...
July 15th, 2019
Over the course of the past three years, we have seen the immigration issue, in America, bubble from a conversation into a full blown argument — with neither side of the aisle willing to fully compromise, to create a...
July 8th, 2019
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.
May 20th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act; H.R.
May 1st, 2019
Judge Deborah Taylor said Assange's time in the embassy had cost British taxpayers the equivalent of $21 million, and that he had sought asylum in a "deliberate attempt to delay justice," according to Reuters.
April 29th, 2019
Last week I urged the Trump Administration to reconsider its plan to cut U.S. assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
March 4th, 2019
Following World War II, the collapse of former colonial empires across the Middle East and Africa, rapidly led to the development of anti-colonial movements.These anti-colonial movements developed into a number of...
February 15th, 2019
Significant uncertainty exists about the future of the trilateral trade relationship between the United States, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA created one of the world’s largest free trade areas and has had undeniable benefits to...
January 25th, 2019
I joined Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP) to introduce the Shark Fins Sales Elimination Act.
January 9th, 2019
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and I introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019, which would require the administration to review the preferential trade treatment Cambodia receives under the General System of Preferences (GSP...
August 29th, 2019
China indicated that it wouldn’t immediately retaliate against the latest U.S. tariff increase announced by President Donald Trump last week, emphasizing the need to discuss ways to deescalate the trade war between the world...
July 12th, 2019
Thursday, I continued my efforts to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border by combatting drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling. I was joined by fellow former CIA officer Rep. Abigail...
June 18th, 2019
It’s always a divisive issue, but we do have a crisis at the border. I live in Texas; it’s a humanitarian crisis.
May 1st, 2019
Tuesday I delivered the keynote address at the Center for a Secure Free Society's event entitled: ‘The VRIC: Tracing the roots of Venezuela, Russia, Iran & China security & intelligence cooperation.' Last year, I...
May 1st, 2019
Setting a bold legislative agenda, the “50 in 50” initiative drives thoughtful solutions to project America’s global leadership, counter acts of aggression by foreign adversaries, and protect American national security...
April 11th, 2019
On its 70th anniversary, NATO remains more important than ever to the security of the free world because Russia still poses a threat to the alliance.
February 28th, 2019
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and I introduced the U.S.-Mexico Economic Partnership Act which aims to strengthen the economic partnership between the two countries by expanding educational and professional exchange...
February 11th, 2019
The Senate passed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5th. We face a myriad of challenges in the Middle East, which is why it is more important than ever that we support our...
January 15th, 2019
Fifteen months ago in Riyadh, I met Mohammed bin Salman, who was then deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, for the first time.
December 19th, 2018
The terrorist group Hezbollah and their Iranian patrons are preparing for war against our Israeli allies. We know this because Israel discovered at least two tunnels crossing into their territory from Lebanon. These tunnels...