February 6th, 2018
Today Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and I announced we plan to launch a new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. The Planetary Science Caucus will unite members of both...
January 22nd, 2018
Last Friday, the current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown.
January 2nd, 2018
A couple weeks ago, the House passed H.R.
November 30th, 2017
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I that would require federal and state...
September 7th, 2017
After passage of the initial Hurricane Harvey disaster supplemental appropriations bill, I released the following statement.
August 29th, 2017
Many Houston residents have lost their homes or suffered flood damage as a result of Harvey. If you are a victim of the recent flooding in Harris County, resources are available to you. As always, should you need assistance...
July 25th, 2017
I included language in the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill to urge the Secretary of State to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag known to have flown at the Battle...
June 14th, 2017
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Democrats promised that passage of the Dodd-Frank Act would reinvigorate a sluggish economy, protect consumers, and end bailouts, but it accomplished just the opposite.
May 5th, 2017
This week, the House passed two important pieces of legislation- the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill and the American Health Care Act. Omnibus
February 2nd, 2018
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with PBS NewsHour to discuss the how I'm working to get the resources Houston needs to recover and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey.
January 17th, 2018
It's my job as a representative to be an advocate for my constituents. Since Congress holds the power of the purse, Members of Congress should be able to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to move more rapidly on a flood...
December 1st, 2017
Yesterday, I signed on to H.R. 4396, the Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress (ME TOO Congress) Act of 2017.
October 27th, 2017
I am working with my colleagues in the House to secure all necessary federal dollars for Texas to help our region rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. This week, the Senate passed the second disaster supplemental...
September 1st, 2017
Earlier this week I had a conference call with the Administration, FEMA, DHS, House Leadership, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and the Houston-Galveston Congressional delegation.
August 25th, 2017
As you know, Hurricane Harvey will make landfall late tonight. I have been briefed by the National Hurricane Center and the Harris County Flood Control District on the latest predictions for Hurricane Harvey.
July 20th, 2017
I included language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill fulfilling his 2015 agreement with Houston METRO to give voters the choice in building the University Line project that will...
May 22nd, 2017
This week is National Police Week. It is an opportunity for us to recognize and express our appreciation for the law enforcement officers and first responders that put their lives on the line every day.
April 25th, 2017
You will often see me wearing a very special lapel pin. It is a pin with the flag of Texas beside the flag of our nation’s greatest ally, Israel - or as I like to call them, the two Lone Star States. Both states have shown...