October 16th, 2023
I led over 100 of my colleagues in introducing a bill to block Iran from accessing $6 billion in funds the Biden Administration unfroze on September 11, 2023. Iran is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism and these funds...
January 13th, 2020
I issued the following statements regarding the start of the second session of the 116th Congress; H.Res. 575, Supporting Security Recommendations for the Development of Next-Generation 5G Technologies; President Trump’s...
May 20th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act; H.R.
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.
September 12th, 2018
Our supposed Turkish allies are holding Americans hostage. At least two Americans, Andrew Brunson and Serkan Golge, are being held by the Turkish regime on fake charges.
April 16th, 2017
It is Easter Sunday and for many Christians, this represents the highlight of their faith when Jesus Christ rose from the dead to conquer death and sin, opening the gates of Heaven to us all
February 8th, 2017
Man, when Trump is wrong, is he ever wrong.He’s meeting today with Elliott Abrams, who’s being considered for Deputy Secretary of State.So people voted for Trump, and they’re getting Jeb’s foreign policy.Thankfully, Rand...
September 8th, 2016
For the past 15 years, our country has been asking Pakistan to go after terrorists within its own borders and for 15 years not only has Pakistan not done so in any significant way, but it has actually supported those very...
July 7th, 2016
A little longer than a year ago, two Islamic State-inspired terrorists, clad in body armor and armed with assault rifles and 1,500 rounds of ammunition, drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland to kill as many people...
December 5th, 2022
The MACH 1 Caucus, a coalition of former military pilots and current lawmakers including Rep. August Pfluger, Rep. Scott Franklin, Rep. Jake Ellzey, Rep. Mike Garcia, and Rep.
May 21st, 2019
The conflict in Syria is complicated, and the potential solutions are not perfect, but our only choice is to advance policies that can stop the growing threats to U.S. interests, Israel, and regional security and stability...
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...
November 29th, 2018
ISIS fighters are regrouping in the Philippines. It was only a year ago that Philippine forces, with help from the U.S. military, retook the city of Marawi after a bloody five-month siege. Reports now suggest that fresh ISIS...
August 22nd, 2018
Iran is continuing its march across the Middle East. At this moment, it is consolidating its gains in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Iraq.
March 1st, 2017
President Trump has signed an executive order to revive the Canadian Keystone XL pipeline. If Keystone does not go through, it is not as if Americans will stop buying oil to meet our energy needs. No, we will just buy it...
September 19th, 2016
Over the weekend, we had a series of bombings in NYC and NJ as well as an ISIS-related stabbing in Minnesota. Both events were resolved as of Monday afternoon with the apprehension (NYC) or termination (Minnesota) of alleged...
August 17th, 2016
While the world is occupied with conversations about Hillary and Trump, ISIS has made some movements in Africa and Central Asia that are cause for concern. Here are your CounterTerrorism Cliff Notes for July 2016.
June 21st, 2016
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, we have seen many explanations of why, and many of them wrong.
June 13th, 2016
It’s Ramadan, which for most Muslims means a month of fasting, reflection and prayer. After putting my last meal down, at about 3:30 Sunday morning, I thought I’d sleep in a little bit just because it was Sunday.