Awards and Involvement

As your Member of Congress, I am dedicated to serving on community service boards and other various groups to benefit the greater Dallas area. I am honored to have been recognized with many awards and accomplishments – a few of which are listed below. I am extremely  proud of these achievements and to represent the interests of North Texans in Congress.

Community Service Boards

Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America

I have been associated with the Boy Scouts of America since 1965. As an Eagle Scout, former Scout Master to 13 Scouts, district chairman for the White Rock district, and parent of two scouts with Troop 890 in Dallas, I am honored to serve as an executive member of the council. I also serve as a committee member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

HomeAid Dallas

As an Advisory Board Member for HomeAid Dallas, I am pleased to support the work of HomeAid Dallas/Home Builders Care, a program that increases the availability of dignified housing for homeless families and individuals committed to turning their lives around.

Dallas Northeast Chamber of Commerce

Since 1989, I have been an active member of the Chamber, serving as its Chairman prior to my election to Congress. My duties as an Advisory Board member keep me in touch with this community-based chamber.

Disciples of Holy Trinity

Since 1990, I have served as an Advisory Committee member for this important organization, which supports terminally-ill individuals and family members as they approach the end of their life.

United States/Mexico Chamber of Commerce

I was selected as an honorary member of the bilateral organization to promote trade, investment and joint ventures on both sides of the border. I have been a member since May 21, 1999 and continues to help businesses bridge differences in legal, regulatory and economic systems, as well as language and culture.

Southwestern University

Since 2007, I have proudly served as a trustee of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  I graduated from Southwestern University in 1978 with a B.S. in Political Science.

For the Love of the Lake

In Adopt–A–Shoreline, I have been an active team leader since 1996 and responsible for cleaning up a section of the west side of White Rock Lake. It is perhaps one of my favorite opportunities to be outside with friends and Scouts to ensure that two of his favorite messages, volunteerism and conservation, are demonstrated within the community.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

I have worked with the foundation since 2001 and continue to take initiative on legislation in order to help the organization work towards its goal of finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.  I was honored to join President Bush in supporting the doubling of their funding.

White Rock YMCA

With my long-time involvement with YMCA chapters, I am pleased to be a member of the Board of Management for the White Rock YMCA. I believes that community centers like YMCA serve a vital role in building a brighter future for families and neighborhoods, providing opportunities for physical, mental and spiritual growth.



Spirit of Enterprise Award

US Chamber of Commerce

Guardian of Seniors' Rights

60 Plus Association

The Millard J. and Robert L. Health Award

Dallas County Medical Society

Champion of American Family Business

American Family Business Institute

Champion of Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Leadership Council

Thomas Jefferson Award

International Foodservice Distributors Association

Good Scout Award

Boy Scouts of America's National Capital Area Council


Spirit of Enterprise Award

US Chamber of Commerce

Guardian of Seniors' Rights

60 Plus Association

2011 Congressional Leadership Award

American College of Emergency Physicians

NAM Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award

National Association of Manufacturers


Taxpayers' Friend Award

National Taxpayers Union

Honors Award

The National Down Syndrome Society

Easter Seals Advocacy Award

Easter Seals

Guardian of Small Business

National Federation of Independent Businesses

NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

National Association of Manufacturers


Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award

Healthcare Leadership Council

Guardian of Small Business

National Federation of Independent Business

Los Barrios Unidos Appreciation Award

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic

Taxpayer Hero

Citizens Against Government Waste


Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow

Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council

The Medicare Choices Leadership Award

The Coalition for Medicare Choices

National Leadership Award

National Down Syndrome Society

True Blue Award

Family Research Council Action/Focus on the Family Action

Distinguished Legislative Award

City of Dallas


Taxpayer's Friend Award

National Taxpayers Union

Visionary Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ben Franklin Public Policy Award

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Appreciation Award

World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce

Public Service Award

Association of Air Medical Services

Award for Continued Community Involvement

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

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