A Look Back on My Week
Another good week in the greatest state in the nation.
I got to check out fighter jets at Boeing's facility in San Antonio and cut the ribbon on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fleet Service Life Modification contract, which will be the first Boeing fighter jet work in Texas. This will bring nearly 500 new jobs to San Antonio.
In Austin, I paid a visit to the University of Texas to meet with student veterans to highlight a newly expanded scholarship for veterans pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This comes as a result of my Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, which President Trump signed into law this month and which broadens GI benefits for veterans pursuing certain degrees in STEM fields.
I also joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Houston to announce the results of their new study which reveals the disastrous effects the so-called "Green New Deal" would have on Texas families. Instead of more government, more taxes, and more regulation, we need more innovation. That’s why I introduced the Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act to establish a program for the research and development of carbon capture technology for natural gas.
The Green New Deal is no deal for Texas.
And yesterday, I had back-to-back visits with constituents in the Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi.
In the Valley, I met with my friend Rep. Henry Cuellar to discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on a panel at the USMCA Forum hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and Futuro Rio Grande Valley. We’re optimistic that Congress will move forward with this agreement soon to benefit Texans.
In Corpus Christi, I was joined by local mayors as I visited with students and leadership from Del Mar College’s Rebuild Texas Carpentry Skills Training Program. The free program paid for by the Rebuild Texas Fund trains new carpenters so they can help rebuild the Coastal Bend region after the destruction caused two years ago by Hurricane Harvey.
It is truly an honor to work on behalf of the almost 28 million people who call Texas home, and I will continue to fight for issues that matter the most to you.