While the water has dried and the winds have stopped, the damage that the hurricanes wrought in Texas, Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico is still very much present.
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
Do you remember what you were doing in 1986? I was working at then Southwestern Bell Company and my hair was still brown. I know I’ve changed a lot since then, but do you know what hasn’t? Our tax code.
During this District Work Period I was delighted to spend time with North Texans across the 32nd Congressional District. In every meeting, there was a resounding theme – the necessity to reform our nation’s tax code. Our tax code has strangled the free enterprise system, hindered growth, and made it harder for American families to take home more of their hard-earned pay check.
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.