Terrorism

suspected hijackers
On this infamous date September 11, 2001, Americans were preparing to go to work, and unbeknown to them, terrorists were preparing to kill as many of those Americans as they could and to die along with the planes and...
This week I gave opening remarks for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies virtual event on ‘The Future of Iran.’ During my remarks, I called for collapsing the Iranian regime, following the example of U.S. policy toward...
The 9/11 Commission recommended the use of biometrics for leaving and entering the United States. I believe that technology is our friend in stopping terrorist and bad actors from entering this country.
Over the past week, you may have seen news coverage of the death of Qassem Soleimani and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The events that have unfolded over the last few weeks have made it even clearer...
President Donald Trump now knows how Washington DC works. In his case, no matter what he accomplishes, Democrats see him through “impeachment” goggles.So in the aftermath of sending a bomb up Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s toga,...
Iran and its proxies have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands, including the 241 men and women of the Armed Forces killed on October 23, 1983. We honor their sacrifice by remembering their service, and...
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday I delivered remarks and participated in a conversation focused on ‘Interventionism vs. Isolationism' with Hudson Senior Fellow Mike Doran at the Hudson...
U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and I recently today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to urge his Brazilian and Paraguayan counterparts to designate Hezbollah a...
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American...
With this enhanced capability, our nation will be better equipped to not only thwart cowardice acts of terror but also save lives. By solidifying a stronger partnership between social media companies and law enforcement, we...
 I have long called for the Financial Action Task Force to reimpose countermeasures against Iran, which are needed to protect the global financial system from Iran's illicit finance, and I applaud the Trump administration...
Pelosi US House
This week, Nancy Pelosi forced two votes that undermine President Trump’s ability to defend our country and our allies against terrorists and rogue regimes.  The first bill repeals the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military...
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...
Today, there is less evil in the world as a result of the successful military operation to eliminate the leader of ISIS, ordered by President Trump and carried out by our brave men and women in uniform. The operation is a...
God bless America and the men and women of our first responders and our armed forces who keep us safe!Watch the video below:Courtesy of Norman Adams of TXSIP. 
Three Texas Congressmen, Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors to better identify and charge those committing...
 U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) and I yesterday introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the violent acts carried out by members of Antifa and calling for the designation of the group as a domestic...
data analysis
Last week, Cato released my latest policy analysis entitled “Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975-2017.”  Much of it is an update and expansion of my original 
These terrorist attacks are a stark reminder that Christians remain the most persecuted and targeted religious group in the world, and that we must redouble our efforts to combat religious persecution.

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