Under Republican leadership in the House, we have effectively held the line on spending while responsibly funding the government. This week the House once again upheld our constitutional duty by passing all 12 spending bills.
We have seen an immense amount of compassion, kindness, and bravery in this past week as countless volunteers and fellow Americans have joined together to help our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
As Hurricane Harvey swept through the southern part of our state, we have seen the images of the devastation and the destruction brought upon by this horrific storm.
This week I was delighted to meet with North Texans across the 32nd Congressional District to discuss important issues facing our community and nation.
In recent weeks the looming threat of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities has reached an alarming stage. This increased danger is something that we need to take seriously and fully understand the ramifications of Kim Jong-un’s threats.
Every summer I have the great pleasure of welcoming some of Texas’ most promising young leaders to Washington, D.C for my Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. This summer I was pleased to have 205 students from 47 different high schools join me and my staff in our nation's capital to get a glimpse into the inner workings of Congress.
As a proud Eagle Scout I have always lived by the mantra “leave your campsite better than you have found it,” and that especially applies when we talk about cleaning our air and preserving our earth. Since 1908, we have reduced ozone levels by nearly one-third and they are continuing to trend downward.
At a time when our world has become an increasingly dangerous place, our military needs to be robust, strong, and ready. Our military leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns that over the past half-decade our forces have been pared down to skeletal levels which has stretched resources and personnel far too thin.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragic events that shook our city and put our police officers in the direct line of fire. When theshooter opened fire, they didn’t run away or cower. They did what they were trained to do and because of that they saved countless innocent lives.
For far too long our failure to enforce our nation’s immigration policies has come at a high price - the rampant spread of sanctuary cities. As a result, innocent lives have been tragically lost at the hands of criminal illegal aliens who have infiltrated our communities.