South Texas Politics
February 24th, 2017
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...
December 12th, 2016
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)...
December 5th, 2016
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.
October 5th, 2016
When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs) such as buoys and beacons were not installed as originally planned.
August 19th, 2016
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...
August 1st, 2016
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...
April 5th, 2016
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.
February 1st, 2016
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...
December 7th, 2015
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...
November 13th, 2015
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...
January 13th, 2017
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...
December 9th, 2016
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the House 360-61.
October 31st, 2016
Last week, I hosted a round table meeting to bring local and federal law enforcement officials together.
September 2nd, 2016
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.
August 9th, 2016
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...
June 5th, 2016
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...
February 29th, 2016
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
January 26th, 2016
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...
November 16th, 2015
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.
November 11th, 2015
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...