Come and Read It Report
Nine years ago today, Fort Hood was devastated when a gunman opened fire on a Soldier Readiness Processing site that was filled with hundreds of deploying and returning soldiers. 13 people lost their lives and over 30 were injured. This is a day we must never forget, and I will continue to pray for those who had to say goodbye to loved ones too soon during this tragic event.
Help for Central Texas
The flooding in Central Texas in the past few weeks has been absolutely catastrophic to families, businesses, and infrastructure. I visited the site of the FM 2900 bridge that collapsed, as well as the folks in Marble Falls, and while their spirits were high, their community was devastated. I applaud the efforts of local and state officials who have shown true leadership throughout this difficult time. Unfortunately, this severe weather is ongoing, and I agree with Governor Abbott that the state has exhausted its options and a federal response is necessary. I have sent President Trump a letter urging him to quickly fulfill the Governor's request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas, and I will continue to support Texans in any way that I can.
$61 Million for Fort Hood
After a combined effort with the Fort Hood community, I am pleased to announce that ‘The Great Place’ has been awarded $61 million for the renovation of five barracks.
Including this funding, I have worked to secure nearly $200 million towards improving living conditions for our soldiers this year. While there is still much to do, this action demonstrates that Congress is committed to providing for our men and women in uniform. I am proud of our work so far, and I will continue to fight on their behalf to secure additional funds for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and beyond.
October Jobs Report
The numbers are in, and our economy is continuing to thrive thanks to Republican's pro-growth and pro-American agenda. We're working towards more jobs and higher wages for every American, and we're just getting started!
✔ 250,000 new jobs added in October
✔ 3.7% unemployment (lowest in 49 years)
✔ 3.1% wage growth = fastest rate since 2009
Curious about the jobs that were added? Click here to read more or take a look at the numbers below:
- Large businesses added 102,000
- Mid-sized companies added 96,000
- Small employers added 29,000
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