October 31st, 2018
This week, I was proud to join House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady at Three Brothers Bakery to celebrate the largest tax cut in history.
October 17th, 2018
Recently, the House passed two important bills to fight sexual assault and human trafficking. H.R.
September 24th, 2018
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), I issued the following statement about a letter signed to urge U.S. House Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Majority Whip...
September 18th, 2018
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
August 28th, 2018
Gene Green (TX-29) and I released the following statement after FEMA announced that it will not extend the National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Claim deadline.
August 21st, 2018
On Thursday, August 16th, I issued the following statement praising the Department of Education’s announcement of $174.2 million in federal funds going to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as...
July 26th, 2018
I recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s...
July 12th, 2018
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts.
July 6th, 2018
Yesterday, I released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Long-Term Disaster Recovery Investment Plan.
July 2nd, 2018
Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I attended the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America’s (SARDAA) presentation of the Hearing Voices of Support (HVoS) Perception Changing Art...
October 22nd, 2018
I believe that every American needs and deserves to know if they’re getting the best prices on their prescription drugs. Many of our neighbors in the Seventh District have struggled to afford their lifesaving medications...
October 11th, 2018
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
September 19th, 2018
I have been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses.
September 14th, 2018
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), I released the following statement after the House passed the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and...
August 24th, 2018
Yesterday, I joined Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as...
July 31st, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and I recently visited EnerVest, Ltd. to participate in a roundtable with senior executives from various oil and gas companies. Following the roundtable, Sec. Perry and I toured BP Energy’...
July 25th, 2018
Our communities are only as strong as our weakest link. Right now, there are people in Houston suffering from an addiction to opioids. This creates a ripple effect that impacts their families and friends and their...
July 10th, 2018
Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26) and I toured an anti-trafficking non-profit, while discussing the action Congress has taken in recent months to combat this growing problem.
July 5th, 2018
My top priority in Washington continues to be getting federal assistance to our neighbors impacted by Harvey. I work each day to ensure families and businesses affected by the storm have access to the financial help they...
June 28th, 2018
Recently, I voted yes on important legislation that supports the House’s continued action to fight sex and drug traffickers. H.R.