Come and Read It Report
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with constituents and businesses in the 25th District, and I'm looking forward to bringing their ideas and concerns back to Washington. It is my privilege to represent these communities, and I will continue fighting to keep your taxes permanent, your businesses thriving, and your families safe. As I travel throughout Central Texas, I wanted to let you know what I've been up to:
As the representative of a veteran-proud community, it was my honor to be with my fellow Americans last week in Hillsboro. Although the Vietnam War was a period in our nation's history that was marked by sharp divide, there is no mistake that it forever transformed the United States. These patriots selflessly defended this great nation, and for that I am forever grateful. It's past time that we welcome them home. For more information, click here.
I had a great time talking with the members of the local Cleburne Lions Club about legislation that matter to them and what they'd like to see in Congress moving forward. We share the same priorities such as making tax cuts permanent for all Americans, and continuing to slash taxes for small businesses. For more information, click here.
As long as I have been in Congress, it has been a priority of mine to fight for veterans' rights. I pledged to stand up for the men and women who wore our uniform because they stood up for us every minute of every day. I was humbled to be with our nation's heroes last week in Alvarado, and I thank them for their service in the Vietnam War. I am proud to represent these patriots in Washington, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure we look after our veterans. For more information, click here.
It was great to meet with local leaders at the Stephenville Economic Development Authority meeting last week to discuss the historic tax cuts that affect them every day. We talked about how they've been directly impacted, and what Congress can improve upon in Tax Reform 2.0. I look forward to fighting for them once I return to Washington to ensure taxes are fairer, flatter, simpler, and permanent. For more information, click here.
For years, the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant has been supplying power to Americans. Today, they help power one of the world's largest electric markets, and we are lucky to have them right in the 25th District of Texas. The wellbeing of our community is a top priority, and I appreciate the Resident Inspection Team for the thorough update on how we can best perform safe operations at all times. I also had the chance to meet with the Texans who work at CPNPP and enjoyed answering their questions about what I'm working on in Congress. For more information, click here.
Last week, I stopped by the local Tanglewood Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Stephenville, and had the chance to talk with some constituents about what Congress can do to better address healthcare and the opioid crisis. It was enlightening to hear their past experiences, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the epidemic.
Local businesses are the backbone of our economy, and as a small business owner for my entire life, it was great to meet with the folks in Hico to discuss what issues matter to them. I had the opportunity to hear firsthand from employers and workers about how tax cuts have helped them flourish in this community, and what improvements they want to see in the second phase of tax reform. Hardworking Americans deserve someone who understands the adversities that come with operating a business to represent them, and I am honored to be that person.
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