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...
August 28th, 2018
Gene Green (TX-29) and I released the following statement after FEMA announced that it will not extend the National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Claim deadline.
August 24th, 2018
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, my team and I launched a page on my website for Texans with information on disaster aid legislation passed since the storm, flood mitigation projects...
August 21st, 2018
On Thursday, August 16th, I issued the following statement praising the Department of Education’s announcement of $174.2 million in federal funds going to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as...
July 31st, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and I recently visited EnerVest, Ltd. to participate in a roundtable with senior executives from various oil and gas companies. Following the roundtable, Sec. Perry and I toured BP Energy’...
July 25th, 2018
Houston-area officials are moving forward with a plan to improve flood warnings and protections along the San Jacinto River, scene of some of the region’s worst flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
July 12th, 2018
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and I recently discussed the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts.
July 5th, 2018
My top priority in Washington continues to be getting federal assistance to our neighbors impacted by Harvey. I work each day to ensure families and businesses affected by the storm have access to the financial help they...
June 27th, 2018
Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the approval of the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) $5 billion Hurricane Harvey recovery plan. At the time of the announcement, I said the...
June 1st, 2018
At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.
September 18th, 2018
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
August 27th, 2018
Sunday marked the one year anniversary of when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The storm was one of the most devastating in history. Harvey left hundreds of Texas families homeless and without resources, and 88 Texans lost...
August 23rd, 2018
Today on the floor, I spoke ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas Coast. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 8th, 2018
I recently continued my ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, a week-long tour of Texas military bases, with a visit to the Coast Guard Air Station in Houston.
July 26th, 2018
I recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s...
July 13th, 2018
Texas has released a plan for how it wants to use some settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Hurricane Harvey recovery.
July 6th, 2018
Yesterday, I released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Long-Term Disaster Recovery Investment Plan.
July 3rd, 2018
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
June 5th, 2018
Being prepared is the best defense against any disaster. As we enter another hurricane season, it’s important to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit, have an emergency plan for your family, and have a list of local...
May 31st, 2018
Artist Larry Crawford started Tuesday working on a mural that will be located in Houston’s Westchase District and that will pay homage to the first responders and the volunteers who rescued Houstonians during Hurricane...