As we continue to work our way through the mire of immigration reform in Congress, it is critical that we have all of the facts at hand. Late last week, the independent, nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study I requested in 2015 entitled "Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, Convictions, Costs, and Removals.”
For 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article 1 constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” In today’s dangerous world we cannot afford to allow our enemies the slightest military advantage, and we need to make sure our men and women serving on the front-lines are equipped with cutting-edge to
As Co-Chairman of the Semiconductor Caucus, it has been my goal to ensure Texas companies that rely on semiconductor equipment and materials, like Texas Instruments, have their voices heard here in Congress. This is why I am disappointed that the U.S.
Our students are the future of our great nation. That is why each year I am delighted to welcome young leaders to Washington for the annual Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP). This summer, I hosted 163 students from 42 high schools to see firsthand how government works, learn invaluable leadership skills, and visit historic sights.
I am thrilled to see the pro-growth and commonsense solutions we have worked hard to implement are unleashing the free market and kicking our North Texas, and U.S., economy into high gear. With today’s announcement that our economy grew by an astounding 4.1 percent last quarter and
In the U.S. there are more than 4 million adults and almost half-a-million children who are blind or have severely impaired vision.
At a time when our nation faces threats posed by new and rapidly advancing adversaries from all corners of the world, it is critical that our Intelligence Community (IC) is prepared to swiftly combat these bad actors. To do this, we in Congress must ensure the 17 IC agencies and organizations tasked with defending our nation have the proper funding for their proven programs and initiatives.
This past weekend marked the 2nd Anniversary of the tragic events that shook our city and put our police officers in the direct line of fire. They did what they were trained to do and because of that they saved countless innocent lives. Over the weekend, I was honored to join the Brotherhood of the Fallen in honoring the Dallas Police Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
At a time when our world has become an increasingly dangerous place, our military needs to be robust, strong, and ready. Our military leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns that over the past half-decade our forces have been pared down to skeletal levels which has stretched resources and personnel far too thin.
This week the House was slated to vote on two pieces of immigration reform legislation. Unfortunately, it is a shame that Democrats have chosen to put politics over our rule of law, the lives of the families who have been separated, and the thousands of DACA kids that they have claimed to want to help.