April 23rd, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. I am working every day to ensure that every family and business affected by this terrible storm has the financial help they need to rebuild and...
April 18th, 2018
As you may be aware, Texas has roughly 300,000 human trafficking victims, including nearly 79,000 minors who have been forced into prostitution or other forms of sex trafficking. Sadly, Houston has the highest number of...
April 13th, 2018
I released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.J.Res. 2, Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States, sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
March 29th, 2018
Last week, the President signed an important piece of legislation into law – the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
February 6th, 2018
Today Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and I announced we plan to launch a new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. The Planetary Science Caucus will unite members of both...
January 22nd, 2018
Last Friday, the current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown.
January 2nd, 2018
A couple weeks ago, the House passed H.R.
November 30th, 2017
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I that would require federal and state...
September 7th, 2017
After passage of the initial Hurricane Harvey disaster supplemental appropriations bill, I released the following statement.
April 19th, 2018
After Harvey’s devastation caused the largest housing disaster in the history of the country, I worked relentlessly to ensure that Congress provided the necessary funding for our communities to recover. Our neighbors and...
April 16th, 2018
Helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey remains my top priority. Since Harvey hit Texas, I have been working relentlessly to ensure that everyone affected by the terrible storm has the financial help they need to...
April 12th, 2018
I released the following statement after President Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law.
March 12th, 2018
Last week, over 18,000 people attended the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. I have always worked very closely with AIPAC, because I share their passion and...
February 2nd, 2018
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with PBS NewsHour to discuss the how I'm working to get the resources Houston needs to recover and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey.
January 17th, 2018
It's my job as a representative to be an advocate for my constituents. Since Congress holds the power of the purse, Members of Congress should be able to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to move more rapidly on a flood...
December 1st, 2017
Yesterday, I signed on to H.R. 4396, the Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress (ME TOO Congress) Act of 2017.
October 27th, 2017
I am working with my colleagues in the House to secure all necessary federal dollars for Texas to help our region rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. This week, the Senate passed the second disaster supplemental...
September 1st, 2017
Earlier this week I had a conference call with the Administration, FEMA, DHS, House Leadership, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and the Houston-Galveston Congressional delegation.