September 14th, 2018
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
August 27th, 2018
Sunday marked the one year anniversary of when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The storm was one of the most devastating in history. Harvey left hundreds of Texas families homeless and without resources, and 88 Texans lost...
July 25th, 2018
I recently announced that the Veterans Clinic in Conroe is nearing the end of construction for a much-needed expansion. The fourth floor of the building will soon host a 3,850 square foot dental facility that will include...
July 2nd, 2018
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense. This is the fourth of twelve appropriations bill to be passed by...
June 27th, 2018
Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the approval of the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) $5 billion Hurricane Harvey recovery plan. At the time of the announcement, I said the...
June 6th, 2018
The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law...
May 17th, 2018
Yesterday, I joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show” to discuss the economy, tax reform, and the need to get Americans off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. On jobs coming back...
March 28th, 2018
Yesterday, I visited local olive oil bar, The Oilerie in The Woodlands. I met with store owners, Greg and Jo Anna Zachary, to hear first-hand how tax reform positively impacted their business.
February 27th, 2018
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced they will extend the comment period to March 9th, 2018 - an additional 17 days - for the Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Draft Environmental Impact Statement....
February 13th, 2018
I strongly supported passage of a two-year federal budget that makes a massive leap in rebuilding America’s armed forces while delivering almost $90 billion in disaster relief for Texas and all American families and...
September 7th, 2018
I was recently recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities im
August 20th, 2018
Earlier this month, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation released a new analysis projecting the number of new full-time jobs that will be created in each state over the next decade due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
July 3rd, 2018
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
June 28th, 2018
I released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act:
June 25th, 2018
With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, I released the following statement:
May 25th, 2018
My colleagues in the House of Representatives and I passed fourteen pieces of legislation designed to assist and honor America’s veterans.
April 20th, 2018
Recently, the House passed multiple bills to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in over two decades. I released the following statement:
March 14th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the announcement of Rex Tillerson's departure as Secretary of State:
February 23rd, 2018
I issued the following statement after Ways and Means Committee Republicans concluded their annual retreat to lay out their policy agenda for 2018: