House clears Kate’s Law, moves to strip federal funds for sanctuary cities

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — At the urging of President Donald Trump, the House passed two bills on Thursday that take aim at illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities. Among the measures: Kate’s Law, legislation also championed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, that would stiffen penalties for immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the country illegally, with even tougher penalties for […]

House to Take Up Immigration Enforcement Bills

June 26, 2017

For the first time since Donald Trump took office, the Republican-led House is expected to vote this week on two immigration enforcement bills — but it’s unclear whether they will reach the president who pledged to get tough on undocumented immigrants. The bills, introduced Thursday by House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., are stand-alone versions […]

Pete Sessions pushes House bill to end asylum loopholes

June 7, 2017

Rep. Pete Sessions said Wednesday that the House is pushing a bill to end loopholes for those claiming asylum in the U.S. “The bottom line is the law allows people who come here to make these claims and have automatic entry, receive a lawyer, have a hearing and go through a process,” he said on […]

Ryan: Vote on GOP bill will end bank bailouts

June 2, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that a Republican bill to replace President Obama’s bank rules headed to the House floor next week will end bailouts and “too-big-to-fail” banks. “It will rein in the overreach of Dodd-Frank that has allowed the big banks to get bigger while small businesses have been unable to get the […]

Sessions Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget

May 25, 2017

I released the following statement in response to President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal: As a fiscal conservative, one of my top priorities has always been to scale down our bloated budget and get our fiscal house in order. While I agree with some of the over-arching principles of President Trump’s budget proposal – balancing in […]

Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower

May 24, 2017

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said […]

New recordings suggest voter fraud plot in Grand Prairie

May 18, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE – New audio recordings suggest a local campaign worker plotted to use absentee ballots to help a friend on the school board unseat the current mayor. “This town ain’t for sale,” said Mayor Ron Jensen after listening to the recordings with WFAA. Sidney Williams, 33, secretly recorded conversations late last month with fellow […]

Whistleblower alleges voter fraud extends into Dallas County elections office

May 18, 2017

DALLAS – The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has secret audio recordings in which a campaign worker claims he pays off someone inside the county elections to find out when mail-in ballots get sent out. Sidney Williams, 33, made the audio recordings of Jose Barrientos. Williams shared the audio with the Dallas County District Attorney’s […]

Biggest ICE gang raid ever: 1,378 arrests, 21 murder charges, 3 ‘Dreamers’

May 11, 2017

Turning up the heat on killer gangs tied to illegals, immigration officials on Thursday announced their biggest raid yet, the arrest of 1,378, including several on murder, drug and sex trafficking charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations said it just concluded a six week anti-gang operation with the arrests and called it […]

Sessions Votes to Provide Flexibility for the 21st Century Workforce

May 3, 2017

As Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I recently released the following statement in support of a measure to allow private-sector employers to offer employees the choice of paid time off in lieu of cash wages for overtime hours worked: Our work force has changed dramatically over the years. Whether employees are balancing a full […]