March 20th, 2019
What is happening at our border is a significant problem – 400,000 people attempted to come into our country illegally last year and over $67 billion worth of illegal drugs flowed into our communities. It’s 2019 and we still...
March 13th, 2019
Internet of Things devices will improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and our day-to-day lives. This is groundbreaking work and IoT devices must be built with security in mind, not as an...
March 11th, 2019
There’s no good reason why our teachers should pay out of their own pockets for the resources needed to do their jobs, which is why I’m proud to cosponsor this bill.
February 28th, 2019
I proudly joined my colleagues this week to support the Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act (H.R. 276), which creates an award program for the contributions of school support staff, such as...
February 20th, 2019
I joined Reps. Jim Langevin (RI-02) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) to introduce a bipartisan bill to improve the education of English learners (ELs) enrolled in pre-kindergarten, elementary and secondary school programs.
February 15th, 2019
Significant uncertainty exists about the future of the trilateral trade relationship between the United States, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA created one of the world’s largest free trade areas and has had undeniable benefits to...
February 12th, 2019
Educational opportunities are not limited just to what kids learn in the classroom. Services such as counseling, mentorship, tutoring and financial assistance are equally vital to ensuring students’ success.
February 1st, 2019
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Davis (CA-49) and I introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the grant program Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), continuing my efforts to...
January 22nd, 2019
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...
January 17th, 2019
It’s not surprising when a popular musician sells a concert out in less than fifteen minutes, but would anyone believe a technology conference selling out in just over eleven? That happened th
March 18th, 2019
I recently continued on my efforts to increase access to and decrease costs of quality medical care by cosponsoring the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. This bipartisan bill introduced by Reps.
March 12th, 2019
I continued my efforts to increase access and lower the cost of quality health care by cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to repeal the burdensome Health Insurance Tax created by the Affordable Care Act.
March 1st, 2019
I recently introduced the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2019 (H.R. 1392) with fellow border Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28).
February 25th, 2019
From the shores of Tripoli, to the beaches of Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
February 18th, 2019
Recently, I joined my colleagues to help jumpstart overdue maintenance projects across our national parks by introducing the Restore our Parks and Public Lands Act.
February 13th, 2019
I met with Janne Känkänen, Finnish Under-Secretary of State for International and European Union Affairs, Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi and other officials from Finland’s government. The delegation and I affirmed the...
February 11th, 2019
The Senate passed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5th. We face a myriad of challenges in the Middle East, which is why it is more important than ever that we support our...
January 30th, 2019
I have always said that my philosophy is simple: the only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together. That is why over the last four years as your Representative I have been able to get 14 pieces of...
January 21st, 2019
It is unbelievable the number of times over the past few months that an event or statement has required me to remind people that racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism and misogyny have no place in our country. It is unfortunate...
January 15th, 2019
Fifteen months ago in Riyadh, I met Mohammed bin Salman, who was then deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, for the first time.