Come and Read It Report
August is my favorite month of the year because it means I get to travel up and down Texas' 25th District and talk with constituents of all kinds. I love meeting with hardworking Americans like y'all and hearing your concerns and ideas that I can take back with me to Washington in September. As I continue to crisscross Central Texas these next few weeks, I'd like to take this time to share with you what I've been up to:
I enjoyed meeting with the Owen Oil Tools' leadership and employees to learn what issues matter to them, such as continuing to cut taxes so they can reinvest into their operations, and their concerns over steel tariffs. I am proud to represent these folks in Congress, and I will continue to fight to ensure their prosperity. For more information, click here.
As the representative for a veteran-proud community, I am glad I had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. The work these folks do here is so important – just last year they had over 1.2 million outpatient visits. I will never stop fighting for our veterans. These heroes sacrificed a great deal in order to protect this nation and I will continue to support them in any way that I can. We must continue to hold the VA accountable and never stop working to make it better. For more, click here.
Dell Children’s plays a critical role in our Central Texas community. In addition to serving 46 counties, Dell Children’s knows how important it is to treat each individual child with the utmost care. I appreciated the tour of their facility, as well as hearing firsthand from the doctors and nurses about what we can do in Congress to better meet the needs of patients. For the full story, click here.
I enjoyed talking with members of the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce and hearing their ideas and concerns. As their representative, I will continue to work hard with my colleagues until tax cuts are made permanent for every American. Click here for more info.
It was great to meet with community leaders a part of the West Austin Rotary. These folks shared their experiences with me regarding the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that was passed last December, as well as improvements we all hope to see in Tax Reform 2.0. It is of the utmost importance that we make tax cuts permanent for all Americans, and I will continue to fight on behalf of Texas’ 25th District until we achieve just that. Click here for more on this.
I have fought every day to bring a commonsense business owner’s perspective to Washington. After years of fighting for the American worker, I am proud to say that we accomplished just that last year when we passed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.However, my work on behalf of the constituents of Texas’ 25th District is far from done. It was great to hear ideas from members of the Lake Travis Breakfast Club - I will keep fighting for taxes that are fairer, flatter, simpler and permanent. For more, click here.
As a resident of Austin, Texas, it’s always good to be back with the members of the local Chamber of Commerce and hear their priorities for the rest of the legislative year. I appreciated their ideas and look forward to working with House Leadership to address them in upcoming legislation. For more info, click here.
For over 80 years, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has been supplying important utilities to America. Being the largest electric distribution cooperative in the nation, PEC provides thousands of jobs for hardworking Americans, and I am proud to represent them in the 25th District of Texas. It was great to tour their new facility and hear the concerns of their workforce. As a small business owner, I am proud to be their voice in Washington and will continue fight for their priorities. Click here for more.
I had the great opportunity to visit the folks at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System to get debriefed on the explosion that happened back in June. I appreciate their willingness to talk with me about it and their plans for the future. Everyone in Texas' 25th is behind them, and we are thankful for such a strong community.
Last week, I joined KCEN TV Channel 6 and Fox 7 Austin's Good Day Austin to discuss what I've been working on in Washington this year. We talked about the state of the economy, House Republican's plan for Tax Reform 2.0, my school security bill, H.R. 5107, and what we can do to better secure our borders.
I also joined Fox Business' Mornings with Maria to discuss immigration at the Southern Border and what Congress is doing to fix our flawed system. Click here or below to watch.
I have included some articles and releases you may find interesting located on the right side of this newsletter. 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