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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...

  • Health Care

    I promised the people of the 36th District of Texas that I would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a workable, affordable solution which lowers premiums while protecting those with preexisting conditions. President Trump was elected on this same p...

  • Immigration Enforcement

    When crafting immigration policy, lawmakers should ask the same question as when handling any other issue: what is in the best interests of the American people? For too long, our immigration policy has been set by lawmakers with other priorities tha...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    I am committed to seeing that the American people have greater opportunity to get a good job and earn a larger paycheck. We do this by promoting a healthier and stronger economy, not through overregulating. As a former small business owner, I underst...

  • 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...