June 24th, 2015
Only a few more days until the Luling Watermelon Thump! What began in 1954, thanks to a great idea from a local high school principal, is now one of the best festivals in Texas. Between Thursday and Sunday, several bands...
June 16th, 2015
As Tropical Storm Bill moves inland between Rockport and Matagorda, please be aware of the resources available in the event of flooding or other natural disasters during hurricane season.
June 11th, 2015
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and I wrapped up our visit on a two-day trip to Laredo, which was prompted by an attack on a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter on Friday afternoon...
June 8th, 2015
Our civil liberties are constantly under attack. Recently the Associated Press reported that the FBI is flying surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities to capture data on Americans’ cell phones.
May 28th, 2015
Tuesday morning, I visited the Emergency Operations Center in Bastrop. The EOC is coordinating response efforts after the devastating floods that have occurred in Central Texas. I was briefed by County Judge Paul Pate,...
May 25th, 2015
In addition to having a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend, let's all take the chance to reflect upon and remember those who gave their lives so we can be free.
May 19th, 2015
On May 13, the House passed H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which prohibits bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
May 11th, 2015
This week I spoke with local veterans at American Legion Post 364 in Corpus Christi. I heard their concerns about access to healthcare and the incredible backlog in disability claims.
May 6th, 2015
This week in Washington, the House Judiciary Committee voted to end bulk data collection on Americans under section 215 of the Patriot Act.
June 22nd, 2015
On Friday, I was in Wharton and El Campo to see firsthand the damage caused by the latest flooding. We are in hurricane season and although we have weathered many storms in years past, I want to urge everyone to be cautious...
June 15th, 2015
Last Monday I traveled to Laredo with Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to make a firsthand assessment of the dangerous conditions our border patrol agents face every day.
June 9th, 2015
I have received a lot of questions and phone calls about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and I wanted to explain the differences between the two and ask for your opinion.
June 2nd, 2015
Today, I released the following statement on a letter he sent today, June 2, 2015, urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign Texas Senate Bill 900 that reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”).
May 27th, 2015
Miller High school student Andres “Andrew” Gonzales wrote to me as part of a class project about what it would take to get a woman’s picture on the $20 bill to replace Andrew Jackson. Since I was in town Friday, I decided to...
May 20th, 2015
Most of us have left a comment online or used platforms like Yelp or TripAdvisor to post a review of a restaurant or product. However did you know that leaving a comment or posting a review can actually lead to a lawsuit....
May 12th, 2015
I was thrilled to have a huge turnout for a roundtable in Port Aransas this week. I talked to everyone about all the work that has been accomplished in Congress this year.
May 7th, 2015
On Thursday, I voted to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits and care they have earned. I supported H.R.
April 30th, 2015
Last week, the I-69 Alliance made a trip to Washington D.C. As the Chair of the I-69 Caucus, the goal of our bipartisan group is to educate Congress about the important role that I-69 has moving people and as a freight...