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I rise today to commemorate a very special day in Texas history, and I would say in American history, a day that inspires pride and gratitude in my state. I rise to commemorate Texas Independence Day, which is celebrated on March 2.
Many of the Texas patriots who fought in the revolution went on to serve in the United States Congress, and I'm honored to hold the seat originally held by then-general Sam Houston, but later President of the Republic and United States Senator for Texas. Read more »
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday against a proposed rule from the IRS targeting 501(c)(4)s that would effectively make the IRS a campaign-finance regulator.
We already have an agency responsible for enforcing campaign finance rules. It’s called, strangely enough, the Federal Election Commission. And it’s a strictly bipartisan institution, as it should be. Read more »
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday, urging Senate Democrats to protect seniors from Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare. The Administration is making changes to Medicare Advantage that will cause premiums to increase, reduce choices and result in seniors losing access to the health care plans they were promised they could keep. Read more »
I issued the following statement to mark the five-year anniversary of the signing of President Obama’s stimulus plan.
When the stimulus was first announced, we were promised it would lead to ‘shovel-ready’ jobs and get our economy moving. Five years later, our economy is still sluggish, Americans are dropping out of the workforce by the thousands, and the President’s latest big government experiment, Obamacare, is now on track to slash 2 million more jobs from the workforce. Read more »
Today I delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor in support of the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act, introduced by Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This bill would prevent the IRS from enacting regulations allowing for the suppression of Americans’ First Amendment rights.
I don't know anybody that thinks [the IRS] needs more to do,
Today, I released a new video putting our enormous national debt into perspective. As our debt currently stands, it would be equivalent to winning the largest Powerball Jackpot in history every day, for 80 years.
Saturday, I was joined by Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry and representatives from several veterans organizations at the National United States Armed Forces Museum to discuss efforts to improve outreach and assistance to military voters at home and overseas.
It is a cruel irony that those who fight to defend our democratic system are being disenfranchised in the process.
I issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
I find it deeply disturbing that someone who has demonstrated such a partisan approach to issues like voter ID and religious liberty would be advanced for confirmation to our nation’s highest civil rights office.
Mr. Adegbile also has forcefully advocated for overturning the death
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report showing Obamacare will result in 2 million fewer full-time workers.
The Congressional Budget Office said the number of full-time workers will go down by two million in the coming years as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
So in addition to people getting canceled policies or sticker shock
President Obama has failed to deliver his budget on time to Congress for the fifth time in six years.
Less than a week after the President stood before Congress and demand action on his biggest priorities, the President failed to meet one of his most basic responsibilities – submit a budget to Congress. Read more »