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 30th, 2019
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle have now also launched a podcast tackling the tough topic of immigration.
September 3rd, 2019
Another good week in the greatest state in the nation.I got to check out fighter jets at Boeing's facility in San Antonio and cut the ribbon on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fleet Service Life Modification contract, which...
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 24th, 2019
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed a disaster relief package that included a provision he authored to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release $4 billion in Hurricane Harvey funds...
May 16th, 2019
These funds will help the many families and communities in my district that are continuing to rebuild their lives after Harvey.
April 5th, 2019
This week, I hosted members of the Army Corps of Engineers Galveston in his Washington, D.C. office to get an update on recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and talk about ongoing local projects. Colonel Lars Zetterstrom...
March 7th, 2019
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
February 6th, 2019
Hurricane Harvey was the most economically destructive hurricane in Texas history and the second-most expensive hurricane in American history.
January 10th, 2019
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
December 18th, 2019
During Hurricane Harvey, thousands of properties behind two federally owned reservoirs flooded. On Tuesday, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled that the government was liable for the flooding and that property...
October 3rd, 2019
Many of the same families who were affected by Hurricane Harvey are again struggling to rebuild. Receiving this critical federal assistance will help our communities recuperate from the extreme flooding and remain Texas...
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...
June 4th, 2019
The $4.3 billion in disaster relief aid is overdue and will go a long way in helping Texans as they continue to rebuild their lives after Harvey
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...
March 29th, 2019
Yesterday on the floor I discussed an amendment I have filed to the disaster supplemental appropriations bill that will force the Office of Management and Budget to release funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts that...
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.
January 16th, 2019
The rumor mill is hard at work, but you can't believe everything you hear.