June 18th, 2018
I recently spoke to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) to underscore my commitment to their work, and to ensure that NASA receives the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s...
June 13th, 2018
Last week the House passed a “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, a $15 billion rescissions package, and a critical bill to curtail gang violence in our communities.
May 25th, 2018
I issued the following statement after the Right to Try Act passed the House.
May 22nd, 2018
I announced that eight nominees from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District have accepted appointments to our nation’s esteemed service academies.
May 9th, 2018
Harnessing the power of the stars here on Earth could supply our future energy needs. If we replicate the same nuclear reactions that occur in a star within a fusion reactor, the heat from these reactions could be converted...
April 26th, 2018
I’ve never been prouder to be a Houstonian than when we all stepped up to help each other during Hurricane Harvey. It was a great privilege for me to be a part of that effort.
April 23rd, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. I am working every day to ensure that every family and business affected by this terrible storm has the financial help they need to rebuild and...
April 18th, 2018
As you may be aware, Texas has roughly 300,000 human trafficking victims, including nearly 79,000 minors who have been forced into prostitution or other forms of sex trafficking. Sadly, Houston has the highest number of...
April 13th, 2018
I released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.J.Res. 2, Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States, sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
June 15th, 2018
The opioid epidemic has affected thousands of victims and their families; unfortunately, it has touched every community in our nation, including Houston. In 2016 alone, 2,831 Texans died of an opioid overdose, which is a 7.4...
June 5th, 2018
Being prepared is the best defense against any disaster. As we enter another hurricane season, it’s important to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit, have an emergency plan for your family, and have a list of local...
May 23rd, 2018
Representative Randy Weber (TX-14) and I introduced the Coastal Texas Protection Act to expedite the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ studies and advance the construction of the “Ike Dike” to better protect the Gulf Coast from...
May 16th, 2018
It has been a spectacular week for our nation’s foreign policy. On Wednesday, President Trump and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, negotiated the return of Americans Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak Song from North Korea...
May 8th, 2018
I’m pleased that the President has ended this dangerous agreement with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. The Iran Nuclear Deal does nothing to prevent the financing of their global terror network or their...
April 25th, 2018
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and I penned an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle highlighting the major need to upgrade the regulations that govern disaster relief, and to reform the Stafford Act so
April 19th, 2018
After Harvey’s devastation caused the largest housing disaster in the history of the country, I worked relentlessly to ensure that Congress provided the necessary funding for our communities to recover. Our neighbors and...
April 16th, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. Since Harvey hit Texas, I have been working relentlessly to ensure that everyone affected by the terrible storm has the financial help they need to...
April 12th, 2018
I released the following statement after President Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law.