June 10th, 2020
While marching in solidarity with George Floyd’s family and 60,000 others in Houston, I saw that you can be outraged by a black man getting murdered in police custody, thankful that law enforcement is enabling our First...
June 4th, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread from outside our borders into the contiguous United States, there was a lot of uncertainty about the characteristics of the virus.
May 28th, 2020
Proxy voting cannot stand because it is unconstitutional, it is a building block for partisanship; and it fails the American people.
May 21st, 2020
Yesterday I praised the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the University of Texas-San Antonio will lead a public-private consortium to bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency and...
May 19th, 2020
I know many of you feel robbed because of how this year is ending, but I want you to know that even though you didn’t get to walk across that stage, we are all still here celebrating your accomplishments.
May 13th, 2020
How far will the Chinese government go to make its economy the most influential in the world? That’s a question national security experts have been discussing for years, and we now know.
May 11th, 2020
I recently announced that health centers in Texas’ 23rd district will receive more than $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue combating the COVID-19 pandemic through testing....
May 5th, 2020
I recently announced that more than $2.8 million has been allocated to Texas from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.
May 1st, 2020
Today I announced over $5.6 million in additional relief-funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This relief is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,...
April 22nd, 2020
This unique and difficult financial situation is putting our children’s hospitals in jeopardy. We must provide funding for pediatric hospitals in our next round of Coronavirus relief so that life-changing care for kids in...
June 8th, 2020
The tragic loss of a child creates an immeasurable amount of pain for families, and, just like any other American family, our men and women in uniform should have the time to grieve the loss of their child.
May 29th, 2020
Yesterday I announced that more than $93 million has been awarded to VIA Metropolitan Transit by the Federal Transit Administration. This is part of funds made possible through the CARES Act, which I fervently supported....
May 22nd, 2020
As a former CIA officer, I understand the demands of our intelligence agencies and what that means for a leader. John is bringing tremendous value to this position, and, with the intelligence community being politicized by...
May 20th, 2020
As member of the House Appropriations and Intelligence Committees, I today sent letters to every member nation of the World Health Organization (WHO) with U.S.-relations to request support in getting answers from WHO on its...
May 14th, 2020
U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcel Ebrard calling for a coordinated definition of “essential” in order for businesses...
May 12th, 2020
I recently announced that more than $94 million has been awarded to Texas through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
May 6th, 2020
Congressman John Ratcliffe’s, R-Heath, experiences as a mayor, U.S. attorney and chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee make him a great selection to be the next director of national intelligence.
May 4th, 2020
The power of a library is immeasurable because it is not just a repository of books but an access point to new ideas and sources of inspiration. While National Library Week was in April and it is now May, the incredible...
April 24th, 2020
This money is keeping people on payroll, preventing them from going on unemployment and potentially from standing in line at a foodbank.
April 21st, 2020
Along with U.S. Representative Michael Conaway (TX-11), I recently wrote Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao advocating for the approval of the Texas Department Transportation’s (TxDOT) application for...