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  • Agriculture

    As a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, I understand the importance of agriculture to our great state. It is a $100 billion industry in Texas, and is absolutely vital to our national security, economy, and the health and well-being of our citizens...

  • Defense and National Security

    As a military veteran and the father of a decorated Navy SEAL, I understand first-hand the importance of maintaining a strong, robust national defense. Our military must be second to none and fully prepared at all times to defend the U.S. and our in...

  • Education

    As someone who served on my local school board, I understand that parents, teachers and local school boards are in the best position to implement school policies. Since the creation of the federal Department of Education in Washington under then-Pre...

  • Energy

    Providing reliable, affordable energy that powers our country and the world is what Texas does best. I am truly honored to represent an area that is a leader in producing the energy we use today and is at the forefront of creating the next generatio...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, our national debt stands at nearly $20 trillion. That is more than $60,000 for every man, woman and child in America. Looked at another way, it amounts to $225,000 for every family in America. In January 2009, the month that President Obama to...

  • Immigration Enforcement

    America is a nation of immigrants AND a nation of laws. I’m extremely pleased that the Trump Administration has taken swift action to enforce our nation’s immigration laws and has rolled back many of the Obama Administration’s negligent immigration ...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges facing the American worker and America’s job creators. The good news is that the Trump Administration is more interested in empowering the American people than bureaucrats in Washington, ...

  • NASA/Space

    As the proud representative of Johnson Space Center (JSC), I understand the importance of human spaceflight to Americans. That's why as the Chairman of the House Space Subcommittee on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have worked hard ...

  • Pro-Life

    As someone with strong pro-life convictions and a Member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, I am committed to advancing a pro-life agenda. I am very encouraged to have the Trump Administration in the White House who shares those convictions. Under Preside...

  • Second Amendment

    As a lifelong Texan, gun-owner and avid hunter, I know firsthand the importance of gun ownership to those of us who call the Lone Star State home. I am fully committed to supporting the Second Amendment as a protected right guaranteed to individuals ...

  • Social Security and Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare are promises – a contract – between seniors and the federal government. According to the Social Security Administration both of these programs face significant budget challenges in the years ahead, Medicare sooner than So...

  • Veterans

    As a veteran myself and father of a decorated Navy SEAL, I have a deep appreciation for the brave men and women who willingly put their lives on the line to defend our nation. In Congress, I am proud to represent over 50,000 veterans that call the 3...