Keeping Our Nation Safe
On November 13th, three coordinated attacks across Paris shocked the world. ISIS killed 129 people, including an American citizen, and injured over 300. One of the terrorists posed as a Syrian refugee using a fake passport to enter Europe to carry out these devastating attacks. As America mourns with our oldest ally, France, for the vicious violence they experienced last Friday, the United States must take thoughtful and direct action to prevent these types of threats on American soil.
Rep. Culberson And Metro Reach An Agreement To Better Houston Transportation
A few months ago, Metro Chairman Gilbert Garcia and I entered into an agreement in which we identified areas where we can work together to improve Houston's transportation system. These important reforms protect you and your neighbors from rail on Richmond and Post Oak.
Protecting Our Tax Dollars
The immense growth across the state of Texas due to our low taxes, friendly business climate, and affordable housing, has been a blessing, but it also means many more Texans on the roads. It is crucial that Congress make sure that our infrastructure is responsibly funded. Unfortunately, the House passed Surface and Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, does not responsibly fund our nation’s infrastructure projects. Instead it increases the federal government’s role in transportation and continues a cycle of overspending, which is why I voted against the bill.
A New Start with a New Speaker
I have been deeply unhappy with Republican leadership's inability to block the destructive policies of President Barack Obama. When John Boehner resigned as Speaker, he stepped aside to make room for a new leader that could unify Republicans and stand firm for the conservative values this nation needs. He knew that he needed to do the right thing for the country and now we have the opportunity for a new beginning in Congress. I am confident that Congressman Ryan will keep his word to the country and to the House majority to stay true to our core conservative principles.
Lifting the Crude Oil Ban: Good for Houston, Good for the Country
America is now the world’s largest producer of oil and gas thanks to new drilling and extraction techniques. Texas plays a huge role. Last year, our State accounted for 37 percent of all crude oil produced domestically, with another 16 percent produced in the Gulf of Mexico. But for the last 40 years the federal government has prohibited American oil companies from selling crude oil overseas. The crude oil export ban holds our economy back. The House passed legislation, which I coauthored, that lifts the crude oil export ban and brings our energy policy into the 21st century.