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.
December 24th, 2018
115th Congress By The Numbers
October 30th, 2018
President Trump signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) into law, which included Sen. Cornyn’s provision authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hurricane and storm damage risk reduction project from Sabine...
October 18th, 2018
It's important to note what we have been able to do. While we have fought mightily over some things like judicial nominations, we've also worked in a bipartisan way to get the people's work done.
September 18th, 2018
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
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 20th, 2018
Last year millions of Texans across the Gulf Coast felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath of Harvey’s destruction, we saw homes damaged beyond repair, causing financial hardship for many Texans.
October 29th, 2018
This past summer, Cameron and Hidalgo Counties experienced devastating flooding which displaced many Texans from their homes and businesses. I joined Senator John Cornyn, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, Rep. Henry Cuellar, and Rep....
October 11th, 2018
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
August 28th, 2018
Gene Green (TX-29) and I released the following statement after FEMA announced that it will not extend the National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Claim deadline.