Iran

Congressman Lamar Smith has been reaching out to his constituents in Congressional District 21 and receiving favorable results. CD21 includes parts of Bexar, Travis, Comal, and Hays Counties and all of Bandera, Blanco,...
Last week I voted in support of H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. This bill seeks to hold Iran accountable by requiring it to pay court-ordered compensation to victims of its state-sponsored...
Under the President's nuclear deal, the United States agreed to give the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism a billion-dollar oil boom. The United States will allow Iran to export its crude oil, but ironically, it...
Today, I delivered remarks on the House floor this week, calling for a change in Senate rules to dispense with the 60-vote threshold that has thus far prevented Senate disapproval of President Obama’s Iran Deal. I am ...
This week is a somber week for our nation. September 11th reminds us of the sacred responsibility we in Congress have to protect the American people from those who want to kill us. That is why we must oppose the Iran deal....
I think of all the things that concerns my constituents and the people I talked to during August about this deal, it's Iran's long history of supporting terrorism, including attacks on the United States and our allies. It is...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that the Islamic Republic would violate outstanding United Nations restrictions governing the country’s ballistic missile program and that the behavior would not violate the recent...
As we debate the Iranian deal, a secondary point that needs to be made by Republicans running for the president is how Obama lost Iraq.
This Obama Iranian Nuclear Deal is a bad deal. It keeps getting worse. The more you hear about the deal, the less confident you are. I'll tell you the discussions of the inspection regime, they're classified, but they...
Yesterday, I joined colleagues in submitting a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear agreement under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
On April 17, 2006, a 16-year old American high school student named Daniel Wultz was murdered by an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber while touring Tel Aviv.
Jeb Bush's big moment at the last debate came when he reminded Donald Trump that his brother kept America safe. This line received applause but what Bush, or for that matter, Rubio and others, have failed to do is explain...
The three hour listening marathon to the CNN debate on Wednesday, September 16, was not only demanding and sweltering for the candidates but challenging for people who wanted to listen to every word but needed to take a...
Last week's Iran rally on the Capitol Lawn showed how passionate Americans are about protecting our country. As the keynote speakers, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump gave great speeches explaining exactly why this deal is so bad...
Today, marks the 14th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Three thousand people were killed as terrorists tried to tear our country apart. America learned that day just how resilient she was. Despite immeasurable tragedy,...
Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled across the Second Congressional District to meet with and listen to neighbors’ concerns about what’s happening in Washington and around the world. Hearing what’s most important to you...
There is political correctness and then there is simply stupidity. ESPN'a most recent suspension of Curt Schilling is an example of stupidity and the stupidity is on the part of ESPN.
Victoria and the entire Crossroads area is still enjoying relatively good economic times despite the slump in the oil and gas industry. I was the featured speaker at the regular Tuesday morning meeting hosted by the Victoria...
The world's current largest sponsor of terrorism is responsible for supplying the implements to kill Americans in the Middle East conflicts. The agreement itself permits Iran's 19,000 enriching centrifuges to continue...
Yesterday I introduced a resolution, S. Res. 238, defining the start of Congress’ 60-day review period and detailing flaws within the submittal of the agreement.

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