Transportation and Infrastructure
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.
March 19th, 2019
Priorities reveal everything. HR 1 is reserved each session of Congress by the majority party for the biggest change they champion for America.
February 6th, 2019
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.
January 30th, 2019
I have always said that my philosophy is simple: the only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together. That is why over the last four years as your Representative I have been able to get 14 pieces of...
November 29th, 2018
The construction industry is currently being negatively impacted by labor shortages which are expected to get worse as the baby boomers retire.
October 12th, 2018
In the last week days, we have accomplished three major things: water infrastructure, funding cold case prosecutions, and filling Justice Kennedy's seat on the United States Supreme Court.But our record of success is much...
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
May 6th, 2019
It’s always a great day when I get a visit from Texas students! This week, over 100 students from The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas came for their annual DC field trip.
March 21st, 2019
This hearing will examine the recent crashes, possible contributing factors, and ultimately, how we can ensure America's aviation industry remains the safest in the world.
February 6th, 2019
I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th.
February 5th, 2019
President Donald Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday.Watch the video and read the transcript below:Thank you very much.
December 21st, 2018
The United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act passed the Senate. This bill would initiate an in-depth analysis of the strengths, opportunities, and vulnerabilities of land, sea, and air ports...
October 31st, 2018
The first step of identifying and taxing unauthorized workers makes sense whether you’re a conservative Republican, a liberal Democrat, or something in between.
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...