117th Congress

housing market
I introduced H.R. 8235 – the Housing Supply Expansion Act – to help increase the supply of affordable housing by removing archaic red-tape requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act. 
US capitol
I made the following statement after voting against the Senate gun control bill that raises Constitutional concerns.
morning show kevin brady
Thursday, I joined the Sam Malone Show to discuss the looming recession in President Biden's economy, rising inflation, and President Biden's refusal to put America first.Click here to listen to the full interview.
health care
I published an Op-ed this week in Washington Examiner, cowritten by Reps. Larry Bucshon (IN-08) and Greg Murphy (NC-03), on their plan to get Washington, D.C. out of the doctor's office. 
John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I introduced the Senate companion to a bipartisan, bicameral bill renaming a Texas post office after Spc. Vanessa Guillén.
mental health
This week on the floor, I discussed my mental health and school safety legislation and the due process protections it provides. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
DOE
Last week I had the opportunity to question President Biden's top energy advisors: The Honorable Andrew Light, Ph.D. (Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, Department of Energy), Mr. Harry Kamian (Senior...
cutting spending
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says “show me your budget, show me your values,” so that is exactly what my colleagues and I in the Republican Study Committee have done. In this budget, we clearly demonstrate that...
red flag
This week on the floor, I discussed the recently announced agreement guiding potential school safety and mental health legislation, which would not include a national ‘red flag’ law. Excerpts of Sen.
On the Senate floor, I discussed the agreement recently announced outlining the focus of negotiations on any potential school safety and mental health legislation.
human trafficking
I released the following statement after at least 48 people died in an abandoned tractor trailer in San Antonio, TX, and an additional two people died later at the hospital. An additional 14 people remain at a local hospital...
classroom
A coalition of leading law enforcement, mental health, domestic violence, and education groups have endorsed my Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and multiple Editorial Boards have voiced their support.
military
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. This bill provides critical funding for the Department of Defense.
Litigation has halted applications for thousands of young people as they reach that magic age. Litigation for action in early July drives a risk of termination of the protection for nearly all Dreamers, those participating...
john kerry
On Thursday, I led eight of my Republican colleagues in introducing the “No Taxpayer funding for CZARS Act” to defund Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry.
farmer
I voted against H.R. 7606, which is House Democrats’ latest attack in their War on Agriculture. My position was formally entered into the Congressional Record ahead of the vote:
sea turtle
Ed Markey (D-MA) and I released the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act, which would establish a grant program to fund the rescue, recovery, and treatment of stranded marine...
While TEG advocates for many commonsense immigration ppolicies that reflect the economic needs of our state, passing legislation that creates a pathway to legal status or citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders is important...
The United States is in a global contest to attract and retain talent. To that end, providing permanent legal status to Dreamers makes sound economic sense. Our policies must allow us to compete for the workers we need to...
august pfluger gun law
Last week, I voted against two unconstitutional gun restriction bills. As a Texan, a father of three young girls who go to school, and a defender of Constitutional rights, this issue hits close to home. 

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