August Pfluger

DOE
Last week I had the opportunity to question President Biden's top energy advisors: The Honorable Andrew Light, Ph.D. (Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, Department of Energy), Mr. Harry Kamian (Senior...
cutting spending
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says “show me your budget, show me your values,” so that is exactly what my colleagues and I in the Republican Study Committee have done. In this budget, we clearly demonstrate that...
power grid
The U.S. is facing nationwide blackouts this summer due to cyberattacks from rogue actors like Russia combined with reserve capacity shortages. 
cybersecurity
This week, we learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified an attempted cyber-attack on the Boston Children's Hospital as having been perpetrated by hackers working for the Iranian government. 
baby formula
Right now, American families are struggling to find baby formula on the shelves, and the Democrats solution was to pass a $28 million payout to the FDA - an organization that has completely botched the formula shortage...
supreme court
This week, I joined Congressman Mike Johnson and other Republicans in filing a resolution condemning the attempts by pro-abortion activists to intimidate Supreme Court Justices.
disinformation governance board
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created a blatantly unconstitutional Disinformation Governance Board led by Nina Jankowicz—an outspoken liberal who mocked stories exposing Hunter Biden’s laptop and praised the...
My constituent Trevor Reed, a Texan and U.S. Marine Veteran, has been released from Russian prison after being held for an anguishing 985 days as a political pawn. Trevor’s parents, Paula and Joey Reed of Granbury, Texas...
offshore oil
David B. McKinley (W.Va.-01), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and I introduced a bill to clarify the extent of the President’s authority to...
prison
Thursday, I met with Granbury residents Paula and Joey Reed in my Washington, DC office. Wednesday night, Paula and Joey met with President Biden regarding the detainment of their son Trevor—a U.S.
homeland opening
As an F-22 pilot in the U.S. Air Force and someone who served abroad in many different theaters, I spent my entire professional career looking at threats that were facing the United States—specifically focused on foreign...
august pfluger gun law
Last week, I voted against two unconstitutional gun restriction bills. As a Texan, a father of three young girls who go to school, and a defender of Constitutional rights, this issue hits close to home. 
gas pump
Gas prices reached a national average of $4.72 per gallon this week — another record high and nearly double what they were when President Biden took office at the beginning of last year.Additionally, President Biden has been...
China
American taxpayer dollars should never be used to enrich the Chinese Communist Party. My bill to prevent DHS grants from going to universities that host Confucius Institutes is a critical step in confronting China's threats...
Congratulations to our 2022 District Art Competition Winner - Modesta Wellborn from Trinity School of Midland. Her watercolor painting "Traverse the Plains" depicts a peaceful longhorn along a fence line - a symbol of our...
back the blue
Last week we celebrated National Police Week, when we take time to recognize the heroic service of our nation's law enforcement officers who bravely put themselves in harm's way to keep our families and communities safe....
minerals
Fighter jets like the ones I flew in Syria as an Air Force pilot, electric vehicles (EVs), and wind turbines all have one thing in common—they need 
border patrol
Our bill would mandate CBP identify and begin to implement changes to increase hiring and improve retention for CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents specifically in...
In a victory for border security efforts, H.R. 4209, the DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act I introduced, passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 
SPR
I released a statement following President Biden’s announcement that his administration will release an unprecedented amount of oil from our Nation’s emergency reserves and levy increased fees on federal oil and gas...

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