<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>
November 2nd, 2020
I recently sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps Galveston District Commander, Col. Timothy Vail, requesting an extension of the comment period for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Feasibility Report...
January 8th, 2020
As of Monday, staff from the Texas General Land Office are working within the City of Houston in order to streamline approvals for the city’s Harvey housing repair program.
October 16th, 2019
As the Bayou Greenways network continues to expand, the Houston Parks Board says it’s building trails and fixtures with the knowlege that they’ll go underwater at some point.
August 28th, 2019
Harris County leaders passed a resolution that would accelerate flood infrastructure spending in areas of the county where people are in the greatest danger from flooding. The “Harris Thrives” resolution passed 3-to-2 along...
August 16th, 2019
During Hurricane Harvey, many homeowners who flooded didn’t realize they were at risk, but that could be changing. Starting on September 1, prospective buyers will receive additional details about a property’s flood risk...
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.
February 18th, 2020
I recently sent a letter to the San Jacinto River Authority expressing my opinion on the seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe.
October 29th, 2019
Along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), I recently sent a letter to Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting FEMA's swift approval of the City of Houston's new...
September 23rd, 2019
Parents wading through waist-deep water to retrieve their kids from school. Children stepping into water and climbing into firetrucks to go home. Teachers scrambling to find a place to stay with roadways flooded. Students...
August 26th, 2019
Almost two years to the day after Hurricane Harvey rampaged Texas’ coast, Texans are still recovering from its devastation. I want to thank the Trump Administration for clearing the last hurdle to ensuring these...
July 30th, 2019
A government plan to guard the Houston-Galveston region from deadly storm surges isn't expected to become reality for at least 15 years. Rice University says it has a plan that could be completed faster for a fraction of the...
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.