Transportation and Infrastructure
July 1st, 2021
I testified before the House Rules Committee on my amendment to the INVEST in America Act, House Democrats’ surface transportation bill, that would ensure Texas and other states receive a fairer share of federal...
June 30th, 2021
This grant is a huge win for Texans, and I am proud to have supported the I-35 Red River Project early on.
April 1st, 2021
This legislation will help communities in my state, and around the country, finance much-needed updates to their transportation infrastructure and improve American’s daily lives.
March 17th, 2021
Expanding and modernizing I-27 through the Texas Panhandle will promote growth by connecting rural areas to the federal Interstate Highway system, strengthen avenues for trade which is particularly advantageous for TX-13’s...
January 27th, 2021
My work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will offer me the opportunity to focus on numerous issues such as highway development, national security, and flood management. Important work lies ahead for this...
October 26th, 2020
Upgrading this corridor would allow for millions of dollars in travel savings for businesses and increase access for the 2.2 million Texas jobs dependent on international trade. I look forward to continue to work with my...
March 3rd, 2020
Many of my constituents in the Eighth Congressional District of Texas live in rural communities, and are affected by the lack of broadband connection. This new funding will bridge the digital divide and help my constituents...
August 5th, 2019
The Texas Transportation Commission is considering pulling the project amid changing sentiments over toll roads.
May 16th, 2019
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
June 30th, 2021
Many questions still remain on the feasibility and financing of this project, and I will continue to fight against anything that would grant this company the ability to seize property without the consent of landowners.
April 15th, 2021
I Introduced legislation that would require significant infrastructure bills and joint resolutions to provide at least 50% of funding to programs, initiatives, or projects that directly impact construction or maintenance of...
April 1st, 2021
President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America’s infrastructure and expects the nation’s corporations to pay for it.
March 15th, 2021
Texas has historically been shortchanged by the Highway Trust Fund, even though it contains more interstate miles than any other state of the union. At the same time, our state also bears massive infrastructure burdens...
December 15th, 2020
I announced that the following Texas priorities I advocated for have been included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, the water infrastructure bill that will be voted on by the House of Representatives...
July 6th, 2020
This is not serious legislation. This is a political messaging bill that was written by liberal special interest groups. It is heavily biased against rural America, and reduces funding for our roads and bridges, despite...
February 11th, 2020
Over a quarter century ago, NAFTA was signed in my hometown of San Antonio and one of the key provisions was establishing the North American Development Bank (NADBank). NADBank’s mission was to push environmental policy in...
July 5th, 2019
In an effort to cut down on the traffic congestion that’s caused when rideshares mix with private vehicles on busy downtown evenings, Houston is testing rideshare parking zones.
May 14th, 2019
I am proud to announce that the Roy Hurd Memorial Airport in Monahans, Texas received $3,400,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide much-needed repairs to airport runways. Thrilled by the...
April 23rd, 2019
Tax Day has come and gone, and the truth is that the vast majority of American taxpayers have benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.