September 18th, 2020
Yesterday I announced the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive more than $3.2 million in research grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
September 14th, 2020
The Blackwell School was the only educational institution in Marfa, Texas serving the Latino community for more than fifty years, and is a reminder of de facto segregation throughout the mid-twentieth century. We have a...
September 9th, 2020
Today I announced the third round of grant funding totaling more than $16 million for the Cities of San Antonio and El Paso and Bexar County to address the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will go to programs administered by...
August 28th, 2020
H.R. 8093 would allow the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire land from willing private property owners via sale or donation to expand Big Bend National Park 6,100 acres.
August 24th, 2020
This additional money is a short-term measure for USPS, which will help this vital institution as we continue to battle this pandemic. But, beyond this, we must enact a long-term fix for USPS. Bipartisan reform bills have...
August 14th, 2020
I helped introduce legislation yesterday to provide $28 billion for state and local governments to update technological infrastructure to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts and enhance existing cyber infrastructure.
August 12th, 2020
To fully understand American history, we have to understand all our history, which must include the contribution of the American Latino.
July 31st, 2020
A company owned by a member of the Chinese Communist Party — Guanghui Energy Company — may gain access to our power grid through a large wind farm in the Devil’s River Areas of West Texas, and the federal government is not...
July 24th, 2020
AI is the future of the world’s economy, and we want to ensure that every American worker has the opportunity to thrive in an AI-driven economy. AI is already having a disruptive role in society, but that doesn’t mean it’s...
July 17th, 2020
Defunding the police is not the solution to making people feel safer in their communities. Instead, we should focus on real solutions like empowering police chiefs to fire bad cops and improving police training and...
September 17th, 2020
America leads the world in innovation, but to keep up we must embrace AI in the government, private sector and education. This means preparing America’s workforce, countering our adversaries’ commitment to AI, investing in R...
September 11th, 2020
As our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest, we still have a broader global threat to be concerned about: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
September 3rd, 2020
Today I announced the Middle Rio Grande Development Council in Carrizo Springs, Texas will receive a $397,181 grant through the Economic Development Administration. The grant is intended to aid the council in developing...
August 26th, 2020
With political conventions wrapping up, it’s important for American voters to understand our national security is at stake. The presidential candidate who wins the November 3rd election must recognize and respond to a...
August 19th, 2020
Whoever wins the Nov. 3 election will face a rapidly changing national security landscape unlike any we have seen before.
August 13th, 2020
Hate crimes do not just affect victims. Because the victim is targeted solely because of his or her race, religion, gender, or ethnicity, when an attack occurs, entire communities are put on notice.
August 7th, 2020
America is home to some of the best and brightest minds, so we should enable those minds to discover and develop ‘the next big thing’ in AI in order to help the U.S. to keep its competitive advantage.
July 30th, 2020
Almost 59 million Latino and Latina Americans call our nation home, and estimates show by 2060 one out of every four people in the United States will be of Latino heritage. I’m proud to take part in this effort to collect,...
July 23rd, 2020
To ensure our parks are around for future generations, we must invest in them now to provide for their upkeep and management. That is the best way to protect the incredible environmental, economic and cultural benefits of...
July 16th, 2020
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted legislation including an amendment, introduced by Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and I, that will protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,...