December 15th, 2016
Last week, the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government at the previous year’s levels until Congress can agree on a regular appropriations bill in April.
December 9th, 2016
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the House 360-61.
November 29th, 2016
The time Congress meets between a general election and the inauguration of a new president is referred to as a “lame duck” session. This year, the House and Senate have a full plate, especially with the current continuing...
November 22nd, 2016
Last week, the House Republican Conference met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. During the meeting, we talked about the priorities of the incoming Trump Administration, including tax reform, border security, the repeal...
November 14th, 2016
Friday, we celebrated Veterans Day, honoring veterans who have served our nation. That morning, I attended the Port Aransas High School Veterans Day program. In addition to honoring all of the Port Aransas veterans, this...
November 1st, 2016
When I’m not in Washington, I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on what’s going on in the area. One of the ways I do that is by visiting and touring businesses. I spent the early part of the week in the northern part of the...
October 24th, 2016
Last week, I welcomed members of the Army Aviation Association of America to Corpus Christi for the 12th Luther Jones Army Aviation Summit. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) plays an integral role in Army aviation and the...
October 14th, 2016
President Obama signed the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act of 2016 into law.
September 30th, 2016
An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House this week.
December 14th, 2016
American ports are the backbone of our economy, with 99 percent of our overseas cargo moving through our ports and more than 67,000 jobs in the 27th District of Texas alone directly impacted by port activity. That’s why I...
December 5th, 2016
I sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump today to encourage making America great again by improving the nation’s infrastructure by building roads, and widening and deepening our nation’s ports.
November 24th, 2016
I hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are. I’m spending the holiday at home with family in from out of town. As always, I’m thankful for my family and friends and the multitude of gifts God has blessed me...
November 15th, 2016
It has been my privilege to represent you in Congress and I look forward to do so in the upcoming session. We all know Washington is broken and in need of new leadership. I look forward to working with President Trump in the...
November 7th, 2016
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour several great businesses in the 27th District that are helping our economy and employing local people.
October 31st, 2016
Last week, I hosted a round table meeting to bring local and federal law enforcement officials together.
October 17th, 2016
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in South Texas (and nationwide) is a shortage of Primary Care Physicians and Specialty Care Providers. Because of this, the Congress created alternatives...
October 5th, 2016
When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs) such as buoys and beacons were not installed as originally planned.
September 27th, 2016
Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate the massive increase in the price of EpiPens. Drug pricing is overly complex and in the last few years we have seen several examples of companies...
September 12th, 2016
Hillary Clinton said the use of a private email server was for her "convenience," but it was a huge inconvenience and expense for the State Department and hardworking American taxpayers.