The summer is almost over and it has been a busy August. I attended a number of meetings and community events in the past few weeks, and have met with many of you who requested meetings with me.
One of the biggest problems in politics today is that we sometimes jump to conclusions without hearing out the other person.
I was recently asked about political violence in this country. I responded that there has been political violence on both sides … because this is a fact.
Before heading home for the August work period, the House voted to fund national security priorities, including money for Department of Defense equipment, personnel, and infrastructure, nuclear defense, care for our veterans, and security in and around the U.S. Capitol.
Congress has until Sept. 30 to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides affordable protection for many family homes in North Texas. Reform efforts in the House would rein in spending and protect the long-term viability of the program.
The enslavement of humans for the purpose of prostitution or forced labor is not something we think about as happening here in America, but the truth is that human trafficking affects every region of our country, including North Texas.
The defense spending bill approved last week by House appropriators provides our military leaders the resources they need to restore readiness and begin the long-overdue process of modernizing our armed forces.
Since the start of this year, Congress has been working on repealing and replacing Obamacare. I wanted to provide some more information about what is happening in Washington on this effort.
It has been a tense week on Capitol Hill. The shocking shooting early Wednesday morning of five people at a park within a few miles of the Capitol was an ugly reminder of how overheated our nation’s political environment has become.