<p><a href="http://www.stopprop1.com/ten-good-reasons-say-no-proposition-one">Propos... 1</a> is a charter amendment, also known as <a href="http://www.stopprop1.com/">Renew Houston</a>, on the November 2, 2010 ballot for the City of Houston, to create a new fee and tax for Houston residents.</p>
May 21st, 2019
The bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act would start a timer – a shot clock, if you will – on when OMB must release the money, giving them 60 days to get these dollars untangled from the red tape and get them to the...
May 13th, 2019
Today areas of my district in Houston are experiencing heavy rains and flooding - a reminder of the upcoming hurricane season and the devastating damage that resulted from Harvey. That is why we must stand with our fellow...
February 18th, 2019
The bill would make it mandatory for homeowners to disclose to potential buyers whether their house sits in a reservoir or whether it has ever flooded.
July 12th, 2018
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts.
June 19th, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area until 7 o’clock this evening.
May 31st, 2018
Artist Larry Crawford started Tuesday working on a mural that will be located in Houston’s Westchase District and that will pay homage to the first responders and the volunteers who rescued Houstonians during Hurricane...
April 25th, 2018
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and I penned an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle highlighting the major need to upgrade the regulations that govern disaster relief, and to reform the Stafford Act so that FEMA wil...
April 19th, 2018
After Harvey’s devastation caused the largest housing disaster in the history of the country, I worked relentlessly to ensure that Congress provided the necessary funding for our communities to recover. Our neighbors and...
April 16th, 2018
Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston in 2008 and touched off a fierce battle over whether to rebuild the city’s destroyed public housing. A decade later, less than half of it has been replaced. The prolonged saga offers a...
April 4th, 2018
Houston City Council members voted Wednesday to adopt new building regulations for homes in floodplains.
May 16th, 2019
These funds will help the many families and communities in my district that are continuing to rebuild their lives after Harvey.
March 25th, 2019
Recommendations in the action plan include suspending immigration enforcement within 200 miles of disaster zones during a crisis, developing more data to better understand how immigrant communities are impacted by disaster...
July 25th, 2018
Houston-area officials are moving forward with a plan to improve flood warnings and protections along the San Jacinto River, scene of some of the region’s worst flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
July 6th, 2018
Yesterday, I released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Long-Term Disaster Recovery Investment Plan.
June 5th, 2018
Being prepared is the best defense against any disaster. As we enter another hurricane season, it’s important to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit, have an emergency plan for your family, and have a list of local...
April 26th, 2018
I’ve never been prouder to be a Houstonian than when we all stepped up to help each other during Hurricane Harvey. It was a great privilege for me to be a part of that effort.
April 23rd, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. I am working every day to ensure that every family and business affected by this terrible storm has the financial help they need to rebuild and...
April 17th, 2018
U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) and I led a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to urge him to eliminate bureaucratic delays and allocate Community Development Block –...
April 16th, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. Since Harvey hit Texas, I have been working relentlessly to ensure that everyone affected by the terrible storm has the financial help they need to...
April 2nd, 2018
Officials are trying to find a new way to warn the region of incoming floods described as a “reverse 9-1-1.”