May 11th, 2016
Montgomery and San Jacinto Counties have been added to a Presidential Disaster Declaration for what has been called the Tax Day Flood.
April 12th, 2016
Today, I released the following statement on House passage of S. 2512, adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act which places the disease on an incentive program to develop products for treatment.
February 1st, 2016
There will be a new early voting location in North Harris County for residents between Tomball and The Woodlands.
November 23rd, 2015
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation reforming the nation’s central bank, including a new bipartisan national commission I have championed.
October 28th, 2015
We need a president who will make this a trade priority, and support from members of Congress to keep it a top trade priority.
October 23rd, 2015
I made the following statement in reaction to the release of the Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) last week showing that two new records had been set for inflation adjusted per person receipts by the federal government.
October 15th, 2015
Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a staggering $18 trillion in new federal spending — a 37 percent increase above what Washington is...
September 5th, 2015
The Employment Situation Report for August 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 173,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (140,000 in the private sector) and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%.
July 10th, 2015
I released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Director Andy Slavitt’s response to a letter from the Ways and Means members requesting more information on the agency’s...
May 7th, 2015
I recently helped pass a two year extension of the Secure Rural Schools funding program in Congress, assuring that critical financial support continues for East Texas counties with federal forest lands.
April 27th, 2016
Last week’s flooding was devastating for many families in the Houston area. Our emergency responders and local officials deserve thanks for responding quickly to save the lives of those stranded by high waters. Local...
April 1st, 2016
The recent terrorist attack in Brussels is no less likely to occur than a terrorist attack here in the U.S. We are in a war against radical Islamic terrorism, and this is yet another warning sign to America.
December 1st, 2015
In this week’s Monday Morning Memo podcast, the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary committees have questions about the foreign fighter travel th
November 3rd, 2015
When: Wednesday, November 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 PMWhere: Lone Star Community College- Montgomery Health Science Building Atrium (Building B), 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, Texas 77384
October 27th, 2015
Last week I released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 692, The Default Prevention Act, by a vote of 235 to 194, which takes a potential default on U.S. debt off the table by requiring the Treasury Department to...
October 23rd, 2015
Paul Ryan essentially challenged House Republicans to answer this question: Are we committed strongly enough to changing the direction of America that we will change how we do our work?
October 12th, 2015
Imagine American-made energy coursing through a stronger U.S. economy and flowing to our allies around the world - in Ukraine, Europe and the Baltic states. This is Putin’s worst nightmare and a dream for the millions of...
August 20th, 2015
I made the following statement based upon the recent release of the Employment Situation Report for July 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an increase of 215,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (210,000 in...
June 11th, 2015
I released the following statement on the passage of the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill which funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other...
March 24th, 2015
As Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, I introduced H.R. 1479, the Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act.