July 3rd, 2018
I am pleased to see the EPA move forward with its policy of allowing for temporary hardship relief from its annual Renewable Volume Obligations. While renewable fuels play an important role in our country’s all-of-the-above...
June 20th, 2018
I am the proud father of a Down Syndrome young man and a fierce advocate for the disability community. Throughout my tenure, I have worked tirelessly to ensure my son has the ability to achieve a bigger, brighter future....
June 12th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical measure to fight our nation’s most notorious street gangs:
May 25th, 2018
As Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical passage to roll back regulatory burdens on community financial institutions:
May 15th, 2018
As a result of Republican leadership we have been able to roll back thousands of pages of Obama-era regulations. We have effectively used the Congressional Review Act process to cut through eight years of red tape that...
April 19th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan package to make bold reforms to the Internal Revenue Service:
April 10th, 2018
Obesity is something that has a direct impact on our economy, our health care system, and the health and wellbeing of our communities. This epidemic is starting younger and younger making childhood obesity more and more...
March 13th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the Administration’s senior personnel change announcement this morning:
March 6th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a measure to enhance criminal penalties for websites that facilitate sex trafficking:
February 28th, 2018
On February 14, our nation watched in horror as a deranged and unstable former student of Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17 innocent people. Tragedies like these should never happen especially in schools.
June 29th, 2018
All of us have been touched by cancer, either through a loved one or through the experience of a personal diagnosis. Without adequate funding from Congress, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) would not be able to facilitate...
June 12th, 2018
I released the following statement in support of the comprehensive package to maintain our nation’s water resources infrastructure:
June 11th, 2018
I released the following statement on President Trump’s recissions package submitted to Congress:
May 18th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a message to allow for the federal prosecution of those who knowingly cause or attempt to cause significant harm to any law enforcement officer:
May 2nd, 2018
I congratulated the winners of the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition during an awards ceremony at The Art Institute of Dallas Monday night.
April 13th, 2018
I have been named “Defender of Liberty” by the American Conservative Union, receiving a flawless conservative score for my voting record in the 1st Session of the 115th Congress (2017).
March 16th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a critical measure to protect American students and campuses across the country:
March 9th, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the President's announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helped unleash the free enterprise system, reinvigorate our economy, and created...
March 1st, 2018
Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the...