February 16th, 2018
One of the greatest rewards in this job is seeing projects through to completion and cutting the red tape that often places road blocks in the way of progress.
November 27th, 2017
Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
October 2nd, 2017
Are you or someone you know interested in attending a U.S. military academy? If so, I invite you to learn more about the process at one of my upcoming academy information nights.
September 11th, 2017
The last few weeks have altered my life and the lives of many of my friends and neighbors profoundly. Seeing the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought on South Texas has been life changing.
August 29th, 2017
Yesterday I joined Governor Greg Abbott, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, and local officials for a briefing at the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Corpus Christi. Following...
July 31st, 2017
Last week, I attended the House Depot Caucus’ annual breakfast in the Capitol. I spoke with General Gustave Perna, Commander of the United States U.S. Army Materiel Command also known as the Organic Industrial Base (OIB)....
May 26th, 2017
I have authored language in a bipartisan bill, passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, that would provide the Coast Guard authority to reimburse the Port of Corpus Christi for the...
December 9th, 2016
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the House 360-61.
September 30th, 2016
An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House this week.
May 16th, 2016
I worked with U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) to include language in the Appropriations Bill to assist the Port of Corpus Christi to compete for funding that will strengthen the port as a key player in the U.S....
February 14th, 2018
On Monday, President Donald Trump offered up the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes $13 million in funding for the Port of Corpus Christi's widening and deepening project. The project is the key to the...
October 31st, 2017
In the last few years, the Port of Corpus Christi has become a leading export port, especially since December 2015, when Congress lifted the 40-year crude oil export ban. Oil and other energy related products shipping from...
September 21st, 2017
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project.
September 6th, 2017
During my trip to Corpus Christi, Rockport, Austin, all around the state, these are the stories I heard in Houston, Beaumont, and other cities; all of them devastated. But in none of them was their spirit destroyed
August 9th, 2017
A woman in South Texas faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking a 9-year-old girl.
June 28th, 2017
The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil. That's why I have been a vocal advocate for the Port of Corpus Christi in Congress, pushing...
February 6th, 2017
After months of work, it looks like the last federal stumbling block to the new Harbor Bridge has been dealt with. On Feb. 3, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) entered into a letter agreement that moves the project...
December 5th, 2016
I sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump today to encourage making America great again by improving the nation’s infrastructure by building roads, and widening and deepening our nation’s ports.
August 19th, 2016
Last week, I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is an icon for those of us who grew up with it and the new Harbor Bridge will be an icon for our...