Hurricane Harvey

Last Friday, the current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown.
I salute the Houston Fire Department and Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Last week on the Senate floor, I highlighted the Senate’s many legislative accomplishments in 2017 that will benefit Texans and Americans across the country. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the Senate’s legislative priorities as the new year begins. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.  
A couple weeks ago, the House passed H.R.
Last night, I delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging my colleagues to deliver on storm funding for victims of Hurricane Harvey.Watch my floor speech in its entirety here. The full text of my remarks is below:
Thanks to Governor Abbott's aggressive push for the money needed to prevent future flooding. My sources tell us the State is ready to do its part. So where is the Federal Government?
Tomorrow, November 30, 2017, is the last day for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey to register for federal assistance. Since the storm, my team of Red Tape Cutters have been working tirelessly to connect...
Since Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been working closely with the governor’s office, congressional leadership, and the White House to ensure Texas and especially our congressional district are not forgotten and get the help...
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...
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...
After thousands of homes and businesses were damaged across the region during Hurricane Harvey, local, state and regional officials are working to secure billions of dollars to pay for mitigation projects.
I issued the following statement commending the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for changing its policy to ensure houses of worship are now eligible for federal disaster relief assistance.
I authored the following Op-Ed highlighting Republican accomplishments in the first year of the 115th Congress and the new Administration: How Republicans in Congress Made Great Strides in 2017Sen. John...
As the New Year approaches, we should reflect on the incredible strength and resilience Texans have demonstrated in the face of disaster. There is no denying that Texas’ Gulf Coast communities suffered tremendous losses from...
Nearly four months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the 27th District of Texas, our community has embarked on the long process of rebuilding and returning to normalcy. As we rebuild, we must work to improve our...
The Congressional PORTS Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and I, hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss how our nation’s ports prepare for hurricanes, their relief efforts, and the federal government’s...
Over a quarter of immigrant day laborers became victims of wage theft while helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. A new report highlights problems faced by disaster recover workers — so-called second responders...
Senator John Cornyn and I issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s passage of our resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

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