As we celebrate National Police Week I would like to extend a special thank you to the men and women in the law enforcement community who make endless sacrifices to protect our families and neighborhoods.
Aside from a few rainy days, it has been a beautiful week in North Texas. During this District Work Period I had the opportunity to visit with students, police officers, young professionals, airmen, medical professionals, and more.
Today the House passed a short-term funding measure through May 5th. While this is not ideal, I support this effort to provide our colleagues with more time to reach a final agreement on legislation to fund thegovernment through the fiscal.
It is always an honor to meet with North Texans across the district to learn how I can help them with issues they are facing personally or issues that are impacting all of us on the national stage.
In the past two weeks I have heard from more than 3,000 constituents about the direction of our country. As a country we have to decide if we want to keep the status quo, or if we want to work together to move our country forward and create a better life for all Americans. With this united government we have an historic opportunity to make a difference.
After seven years of President Obama’s failed healthcare law, Republicans have introduced a plan that will repeal the most onerous parts of Obamacare, ending the job crushing penalties and mandates, and replace the law with a free market based system including robust consumer protections.
For the past eight years we heard from a president who offered empty promises and who refused to address the failures of his administration. On Tuesday, on the other hand, the American people heard from a president who stands by his word, has gotten straight to work, and every day upholds his commitment to fight on behalf of the American people.
During this district work period I was delighted to meet with constituents across North Texas including students, small business owners, and community leaders. As your proud representative I think it is critical that we discuss the important issues facing our community, state, and nation.