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.
Every day, millions of children all over the world are living without families. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that 13 million children across the globe have lost both parents, and as many as 8 million children are living in institutional care.
Last year more than 100 police officers were killed in the line of duty. Those were men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect the rest of us. We see them dressed in their official uniforms as figures of authority, but we must remember that they are also mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters.
The number one concern of people in the 12th District is the future of the American health care system. This is a primary concern of mine, and why I wanted to give you more information on what is happening now in Washington.
The federal government’s first responsibility is to provide for our common defense. If the federal government is not open, our men and women in uniform are put at an unacceptable disadvantage.