When our forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the goal was simple: remove the terrorist group, the Taliban government that sheltered the plotters of the 9/11 attacks on America, and destroy al-Qaida, a terrorist group. This was a NATO operation.
The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil. That's why I have been a vocal advocate for the Port of Corpus Christi in Congress, pushing for projects including the widening and deepening of the port's ship channel.
Yesterday I announced the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act, which will eliminate the current arduous process that discourages liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and increase LNG exports by facilitating permits to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries.
This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will examine and markup, H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by T&I Chairman Bill Shuster, comprehensively reforms the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to put America first, protect passenger rights and modernize aviation systems to improve everyone's flying experience.
Last week, President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures our veterans receive the care they have earned and deserve. I released the following statement:
Indivisible Denton’s “Lake Dallas Rally/Demonstration for Healthcare” targeting Congressman Burgess shows who they are. Their last web page states, “Socialize with US” and page 2 summons supporters to “Let’s work toward a Universal Healthcare/Single Payer System.” Obamacare promised lower costs and choice, but seven years of Obamacare have proved different.
Growing up in a farming and ranching family, guns have been part of my life since I was a child. My grandfather taught me the importance of gun safety, marksmanship, and our right under the Constitution to own and use guns. Unfortunately, that constitutional right is violated the second one crosses into Washington D.C., which has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Connie Evans solutions to grow businesses include, “Investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurship organizations must also find ways to develop and fund vocational training for students and adults that assists with business start-up and continuing education credentialing, licensure, and degrees. New sustainable systems must be created to provide support and mentoring to Main Street businesses.