116th Congress

AI-intelligence
The United States is the global leader in artificial intelligence. We have an innovative private sector, world class universities and remain the top destination for international AI talent. However, American leadership is no...
Kevin Brady economy
Tuesday morning, I joined my House Republican colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to make a commitment to America – that under our leadership, we can restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy, and renew...
Floore's Country Store
Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Selena, George Strait, Usher, Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu, and Roy Orbison.
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.
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...
Small businesses in Texas have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s devastating impact. I applaud this announcement and will continue to do everything I can to make sure Texas small businesses have what they need to survive...
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.
I recently announced at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) that entities in the Rio Grande Valley so far have been allocated $530 million in federal coronavirus relief resources from Congress.
By determining gaps in our border technology, we will be able to detect where improvements must be made to strengthen our border security and national security. I am pleased to join my colleagues in introducing this...
Last week, the House passed H.R. 7617, the second package of FY2021 funding legislation, completing work on ten of the twelve annual appropriations bills for the fiscal year beginning October 1st.
As a school year unlike any other begins, I authored the following op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman about my bill to increase access to broadband so all Texas students have access to a safe and quality...
I co-sponsored the Save our Stages Act, H.R. 7806, to help the music industry, which has been greatly impacted due to COVID-19. 
Over the past decade, 21 rural Texas hospitals have closed. Thirty-two counties have no doctor, and an additional 23 have only one. According to the 2018 Rural Health Report Card published by Texas Tech University Health...
Experts have repeatedly debunked Speaker Pelosi’s postal conspiracy, describing it as ‘embarrassing' and ‘lunacy'. Meanwhile, small businesses are closing, workers are losing jobs, schools need resources and America needs...
economic impact payment
An estimated 291,000 US citizens and lawful permanent residents* (LPRs) living in Texas were ineligible for federal economic impact payments because of a “marriage penalty.” Under the CARES Act, any person with a social...
ICYMI: Congressman I joined the Sam Malone Show on AM 1070 The Answer, where I discussed the next round of stimulus negotiations, President Trump’s recent Executive Orders, Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris, and how a Biden...
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.
To fully understand American history, we have to understand all our history, which must include the contribution of the American Latino.
Texas is home to the first VETS Court established on a military installation at Fort Hood, so we are no stranger to the positive impact these courts can have on those who need a second chance. I’m glad more communities will...
marriage
Friday, I announced my support for the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act, a bill to retroactively send economic recovery checks authorized by the CARES Act to Texans who did not originally qualify...

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