Transportation and Infrastructure
July 20th, 2023
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tom Carper (D-DE) released the following statements after their legislation to create a pilot program to strengthen the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program passed...
May 3rd, 2023
I led fellow Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans in urging the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Biden Administration to immediately return to prioritizing the continued testing of automated...
December 27th, 2022
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after his Texas Coastal Spine Authorization Act, which authorizes the construction of a large-scale coastal storm risk management and coastal barrier...
January 11th, 2022
The High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act as filed will require companies to acquire all the land needed to finish a high-speed rail project before construction can begin.
November 10th, 2021
This planned reconstruction of I-45 will mitigate traffic congestion, expand commerce opportunities, make needed safety improvements, establish I-45 as a viable hurricane evacuation route, and prepare the Houston region’s...
November 8th, 2021
What the Democrats are calling “infrastructure,” however, is nothing of the sort. In their radical view, “infrastructure” includes tax hikes on families and small businesses, Green New Deal slush funds controlled by...
October 15th, 2021
Congressman Jake Ellzey (TX-06) and I recently sent a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg of the Department of Transportation and Dr.
September 3rd, 2021
As travel returns to normalcy across the state, it is crucial that our airports have the appropriate resources they need to operate efficiently and effectively to accommodate all passengers.
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...
June 29th, 2023
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today led a bicameral, bipartisan coalition of federal lawmakers representing Texas border communities in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken...
December 30th, 2022
March 18th, 2022
Our state is a hub for economic opportunity, and the projects that will stem from this legislation will ensure that remains the case for years to come.
December 17th, 2021
In the desire to protect American taxpayers and Texas rural communities, we continue to oppose any taxpayers-subsidized federal funding for Texas Central.
November 9th, 2021
Rural Texans, responsible for transporting critical energy and agriculture products around the Nation, know better than anyone the need for safe, reliable infrastructure. Sadly, the Senate-passed Infrastructure bill does...
October 21st, 2021
This legislation puts decision-making power at the local level and gives these leaders more flexibility to invest in the most critical projects for their communities, whatever those might be.
September 16th, 2021
We cannot continue to put forth federal policies that actively make it harder for Americans to survive and succeed.
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.