Come and Read It Report
After touring our district a week ago, I joined the Texas Delegation on the House floor to talk about my visit with all of you. I was able to share some of your stories about how y'all are benefitting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. You can watch it by clicking here.
School Security Bill Update
Our top priority must be the safety of our nation’s children and keeping our schools safe, which is why I introduced H.R. 5107. This bill will direct the Secretary of Education to use the Department’s budget to set up a grant program.
Schools may apply for a grant from the Department of Education in order to conduct an independent security assessment. These assessments will evaluate and recommend necessary security improvements such as metal detectors, safety training, bulletproof glass, and additional law enforcement on the ground.
The ultimate mission of the Department must be securing our schools and protecting our students, and my bill will empower it do to so. Right now, students and teachers remain an open target to terrorism and passing this commonsense legislation should be a no-brainer.
Last week: in addition to voting on 10 legislative items, I participated in a Financial Services Committee hearing, where we had the opportunity to receive testimony from Jerome Powell, the new Federal Reserve chairman. You can click here to atch me question the chairman.
This week: I'll be participating in a Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee hearing. You can livestream it here on Wednesday at 1:00pm CT.
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