U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the Anzalduas Bridge, Cameron County, the City of Donna, Texas, and the city of Laredo, Texas were selected for Public-Private Partnerships.
I cosponsored bipartisan legislation, the Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, introduced by Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) today. This legislation would increase the federal penalty for bomb threats and other credible threats of violence against community religious centers and ensure these acts can be prosecuted as a hate crime.
Travel and tourism is an important source of economic activity. Every year, millions of visitors to Texas spend billions of dollars in the state, and hundreds of thousands of individuals across Texas are employed in travel-related industries.
The United States allows in about a million lawful permanent residents a year, the largest number of any country, but that is a small percentage of the almost 325 million people who already live in the United States – about 0.3 percent annually.
Pensions. Health care. Tax reform. Immigration. All of these issues affect us. Not just 'you' us, but ALL of us. Each individual has a story about how each one of these issues affects their lives. There isn't any sweeping legislation that is a one size fits all solution, and I think going forward, legislators and the public need to remember that when we're considering what we're asking for.
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.”
On Monday I visited the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller. There, I met with executives and employees while touring the facility – which is set to have its grand opening in May. During the tour, I discussed my efforts to create good-paying jobs and expand opportunity for hardworking Texans.