Come and Read It Report
This past weekend allowed me to travel the district and spend time meeting and speaking with our veterans. These American heroes put their lives on the line for our country's freedom, and each and every one of them holds a special place in my heart. I am humbled to represent and fight for them in Congress. God bless the armed forces and God bless America!
The House Committee on Ways & Means finished marking up H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week, and we are scheduled to vote on it by the end of this week. The Senate introduced their version of tax reform legislation, and I look forward to them advancing their bill so we can reconcile the two.
Honoring TX-25 Veterans
Veterans Day was on Saturday, but I am continuing to honor our vets all month on my official website and Facebook page. If you served in the military, or know someone who has, please submit your stories and photos here or by emailing TexasCD25@mail.house.gov. You can also click here for more information.
Last week: In addition to voting on 15 legislative items, I also co-sponsored H. Res. 613 and H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act of 2017. I participated in three different committee hearings that you can watch here, here and here if you missed them.
This week: We're expecting to vote on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act. After serving on the NDAA Conference Committee the past two weeks, I am extremely proud of what we accomplished. You can read my full statement on it here. We will also be voting on H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.
The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a mark-up this week to consider 23 different bills. You can watch it live and find more on the bills by clicking here. Included in the markup, will be a bill that I introduced, H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran's access to Finance Act.
It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress