South Texas Politics

Last week I participated in several events in the Rio Grande Valley, where I visited with agriculture leaders, business owners, and border mayors, and received briefings from U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Rio Grande Valley...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statements after their Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, legislation promoting public-private partnerships (P3)...
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.
When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs) such as buoys and beacons were not installed as originally planned.
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...
Last week I announced that the North American Development Bank (NADB) and the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (NAWSC) have signed a $1.89 million grant agreement to support the construction of a new regional wastewater...
If you enjoy watching amazing demonstrations of aerobatic skills, you won’t want to miss “Wings Over South Texas Airshow” featuring the famed Navy's Blue Angels April 9-10 at Naval Air Station Kingsville.
Corpus Christi will be the proud location of the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere. The cross will be located across from the Veteran’s Cemetery and will stand as a silent vigil over the soldiers who also sacrificed...
Last week, the House and Senate Conference Committee wrapped up negotiations and the House voted to approve a five-year transportation bill that returns more control back to states and consolidates several federal programs...
The House passed the revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week, which includes authorization for $85 million to continue the expansion and updating of the Corpus Christi Army Depot’s (CCAD) powertrain...
As I travel throughout the district I represent in Texas, veterans tell me time and again the VA system is broken and they are not receiving the timely quality care they’ve earned. This failure is a national disgrace and...
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the House 360-61.
Last week, I hosted a round table meeting to bring local and federal law enforcement officials together.
As your representative in Congress, an important part of my job is listening to your concerns, and last week I did just that crisscrossing the district to meet with people at five town hall meetings.
The City of Brownsville has received a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the city’s bus and bicycle and pedestrian systems...
U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville and I have announced the designation of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as M-69 Marine Highway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The M-69 Marine Highway designation...
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
In my time representing Texas, I’ve found that bringing proven solutions from our state to Washington has a positive impact on the entire nation. So when considering how to fix our broken mental health system, it only made...
The grand opening of the new Vets Center in Victoria was a huge success. It was great to talk to local veterans and hear their thoughts and concerns. Here I am with two members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 169.
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tuesday successfully added a provision to the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations bill requiring the VA Secretary to provide Congress with a plan to...

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